Sad but Expectable Truth of the Analytics Services Industry

I guess it’s more or less true with every industry, especially with those related to the internet. There are two kinds of service providers, those who promise the world but hardly deliver anything useful, and those who actually put their hearts in and do whatever it takes to deliver something the client really needs.

While today I’m focusing on digital analytics implementations, perhaps most of you can share the experiences from general web development. I’ve been a part of over 50 web projects, from zero to something and here’s something I’ve seen way too often.

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Ideas for Google Analytics Custom Dimensions and Metrics

Depending on whether you are using the free or 360 version of Google Analytics you get 20 or 200 custom dimensions and metrics to work with.

When used correctly, these custom definitions can be one of the most useful custom features in Google Analytics. They allow you to tailor your analytics to meet your needs and to match your KPI-s.

One of the most common problems related to custom definitions has been that people don’t know what exactly are the dimensions and metrics they should be tracking.

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Top Javascript Charting Libraries

There is a wide variety of Javascript data visualization (charting) libraries available for free. One problem this (good) situation has caused is that it can be rather difficult to pick the right one for your project. And, trust me, switching the library after it has grown to be part of your project is a real pain in the butt.

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Tracking Common User Actions Using Google Analytics Goals

Google Analytics, undoubtedly an industry leader in digital analytics, comes with a decent list of features available out of the box. Naturally, every website is different and so are their key objectives.

Tracking the performance of those key objectives is exactly where Google Analytics goals come into play. In this article, we are covering how to track the popular user actions as goals in Google Analytics.

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Pulling Google Analytics Data into Google Sheets

Google Analytics’s visual interface is great for getting a quick overview and basic data exploration. Often times, in order to find useful insights, you need to take a deeper look and the visual interface just don’t cut it anymore.

In case you are like me, and many other data-driven marketers/analysts, you like working with spreadsheets. Luckily, pulling your Google Analytics data into Google Spreadsheets is easier than you might think.

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Getting Started with Apache Superset, an Enterprise-Ready Business Intelligence Platform

Apache Superset is a modern, enterprise-ready business intelligence web application that makes it easy to visualise large datasets and build complex dashboards. At Reflective Data, we are using Apache Superset to monitor all data going through our platform with minimum latency. This allows us to easily combine data from different databases and every analyst can […]

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