Analytics Canvas at the Google Analytics Summit 2012

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Last week in Mountainview at the Computer science history museum, Google analytics certified partners, Google Analytics Premium customers, Googlers and a select group of five software vendors attended the annual Google Analytics Summit. Analytics Canvas was proud to have been invited again this year by Google to present our latest version and participate. This was a particularly exciting summit, as …

Announcing Google Analytics Cost Upload in Analytics Canvas

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For the very first time, it is now possible to UPLOAD data into GA. Consolidation of cost data is key for anyone wanting to optimize their return on investment in digital marketing campaigns. Now for the first time, campaigns using AdWords, the Yahoo/Bing ad network, or any other other Ad system with exportable data can get a complete view of …

Analytics Canvas V1.5 Released with Google Analytics Social Interactions Mobile Device Type and More

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Today Google announced more than forty new dimensions and metrics available in the Google analytics API. We are pleased to also announce the release of Analytics Canvas V1.5, that has full access to all of them. We’ll be looking into the different metrics in more detail- but here’s our take on what we think is most interesting in these new …

Analytics Canvas V1.4 Released with Multi Channel Funnel export

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Today Google announced that the Multi-channel funnel (MCF) data within Google analytics is now available to export with the API. And today we are releasing V1.4 of Analytics Canvas, with full support. What does this mean? It means you can now understand your conversions and how people are getting to your site like never before. It also means now you …

Changes to how Google Analytics tracks Mobile operating system no more iPad no more iPhone

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Are you concerned that suddenly you are not getting any iPad and iPhone traffic on your website? Don’t panic- on May 29, there was clearly a change in how the Operating System dimension was populated when tracking mobile traffic. The previously used values “iPad” and “iPhone” are gone, and have been replaced with “iOS”. While this change definately makes more …

Analytics Canvas V1.3 Beta released- Using Google Analytics API V3.0

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Extraction time reduced by up to 50% nModal Solutions is pleased to announce the release of the public Beta of V1.3 of Analytics Canvas, which takes full advantage of the new Google Analytics Core Reporting API announced today. We’d like to thank Google for having granted us early access to the API, as it is our goal to always deliver …

How to avoid Google Analytics fast access mode

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We all love Google Analytics- it is a wonderful tool, great features, great price, but if you have a high traffic website, it won’t always give you all your data. So how do you avoid fast access mode? How can you eliminate sampling? You need break your request to Google into smaller chunks, so each request is less than the …

Google Analytics Premium- Showing the value of data

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The interwebs are a-buzz today with the announcement by Google that there is now a Premium, paid version of their web analytics product. Google Analytics premium offers a number of key advantages. The service guarantees in the form of SLAs, the more formalised arrangements with certified partners for support, attribution analytics, but perhaps most importantly, more data and less sampling. …

Is it your traffic changing- or how Google Analytics Tracks it?

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Google Analytics is a fantastic web analytics tool- and it is improving constantly. One result of improvements and evolution, however, is that how data is collected and stored changes, and can change your metrics. Usually these step changes are subtle- in certain cases, depending on your traffic and situation they could be earth shifting. While these changes can sometimes be …

Analytics Canvas V1.2 released

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We are pleased to announce that V1.2 of Analytics Canvas is now available, both in the free trial, and for upgrade to our subscribers. This release of Analytics Canvas both keeps the application up to date with Google Analytics API changes, and adds some interesting new functionality. It makes it even easier to pull data from multiple Google Analytics Accounts …

Google Analytics sampling data

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Google Analytics is being used by some very large websites. The result is that there is a lot of data, and one of the realities of tracking a high traffic website with Google Analytics is that often data will be returned as a statistical sample, rather than exact metrics. Ask for too much data and you will get an estimate. …