Using Google Analytics for Tracking SaaS

While it was originally built for tracking general marketing and ecommerce websites, Google Analytics can be configured to track your SaaS app as well. After building tracking setups for 11 different SaaS tools, I can say that Google Analytics excels in tracking SaaS. In this article, I’m giving you a bunch of practical guidelines for doing the same with your own (or your client’s) SaaS app.

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How to Detect and Track Incognito Users with Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager

Depending on the type of website you are working with, it is likely that some percentage of your users are using their browser in incognito or private mode.

Since using incognito mode can skew the numbers you see in analytics, it is really good to know the estimated percentage of visitors that prefer to stay incognito.

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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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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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