ETL software is the best way to pull Google Analytics data

Ameet Wadhwani Analytics Canvas Tool, Google Analytics API

There are lots of good reasons to pull Google Analytics data into spreadsheets or databases for reporting and analysis.  You can get rich details not available in the web interface, you can blend it with internal data sources, you can extract large volumes of unsampled data in bulk, and so much more. For these reasons, Google Analytics APIs have been …

Version 3 Private Beta Expanded

Ameet Wadhwani Analytics, Analytics Canvas Tool, Automation, Google Data Studio

Progress! Round one of the latest Analytics Canvas beta came to a close last week. Testers kicked around the new Data Studio connector and helped us to get it into really good shape. Round 2 is MUCH bigger, featuring: ✓ Analytics Canvas Cloud Automation ✓ Google Search Console ✓ Google Data Studio ✓ Cloud File I/O Analytics Canvas Cloud Automation …

Detecting and avoiding sampling in Google Analytics just got easier

James Standen Analytics Canvas Tool, Avoiding sampling 1 Comment

Sampling in Google Analytics helps speed up the response from GA, but it can serious affect the accuracy of the data you are looking at. Fortunately, Google Analytics has a great API, and with Analytics Canvas you can use a visual interface to get at your data, know when sampling is happening, and in many cases eliminate it. In our …

Understanding Google Analytics Conversion Funnels with Analytics Canvas

Olga Tsubiks Analytics, Analytics Canvas Tool, ecommerce Leave a Comment

The beauty of analyzing conversion funnels in Analytics Canvas is that you don’t have to wait for the data to be collected after you’ve set up your goals. You can create any funnel you want. Start by identifying your biggest funnel. Look at how the majority of visitors end up on your site: where they came from, and where they …

7 Reasons to Start Report Automation

Olga Tsubiks Analytics Canvas Tool, Automation 1 Comment

Do you often find yourself spending hours manually extracting data cutting and pasting to create reports, and then have to repeat the whole thing, time and time again? Consolidating data across sources, crunching numbers and creating reports can be a tedious process. Nobody likes doing the same things over and over. How much better it would be if you could simply automate …

Analytics Canvas V1.7.6 Available

James Standen Analytics Canvas Tool, Under the Hood

We are pleased to announce that Analytics Canvas V1.7.6 is now available. This release has a number of new features which greatly expand what is possible with Analytics Canvas. Referral Spam Detection We now have a powerful new ability to detect referral spam- and if you can detect it you can eliminate it from your reports. With a dynamic filter …