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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Good Nomenclature Is More Important Than You Probably Think

Let’s be honest, most companies don’t really think about nomenclature when it comes to setting up their tags, goals or A/B testing experiments. And that creates a horrible mess that will steal your teams valuable time and makes sure no-one really knows what’s going on.

At Reflective Data, when we start working with a new client, we always start by figuring out what their current system consists of — and in many cases, it’s a real headache. Not to mention, when we ask the client about a specific tag or goal that they set up 6 months ago, they don’t remember anything — and the name they chose isn’t helping much either.

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7 Best Data Visualization Tools in 2019

Data visualization allows marketers to physically see and communicate with their target audience. Marketers typically have all the same information via text, but turning it into a visual aid can allow companies to make business decisions much faster. Simple aids like pie charts or line graphs can take thousands of pieces of information and compress them all down into something legible.

Creating these visuals on your own can take more time than reading through the slog of information. The good news is that technology has created data visualization tools for marketers to easily pour their data into and create the visuals for them.

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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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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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