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Thursday, May. 14, 2009 at 11:08 am

Make Your Web Analytics Actionable in 5 DIY Steps

May 14th, 2009

I’ve written about this before, but new reports keep reinforcing the point that most organizations don’t know what to make of their Web Analytics, meaning they can’t take action to improve their site based on the information they have.  And while the best bet in these situations is simply to hire an expert guide, that may not be an option for you (or maybe you’re just a hard-core DIY-er when it comes to website improvement).  If that’s the case, here…

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Tuesday, May. 5, 2009 at 2:12 pm

Google Analytics & OnTarget

May 5th, 2009

We’re working on completely rewriting the content on our website but several people noticed this and have asked about the new OnTarget(TM) for Google Analytics. OnTarget is now using Google Analytics’ Data Export API.

Here are other apps besides OnTarget that are using Google Analytics’ Data Export API.

Here is OnTarget for Google Analytics:

OnTarget provides full optimization, testing, and improvement cycle recommendations on how to improve goals online and increase conversions from marketing campaigns. Clients determine how many resources can be devoted…

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Thursday, Apr. 23, 2009 at 6:44 am

TheGrok’s Not-To-Miss Links for the Week 4/23/09

April 23rd, 2009

not to miss links 1.Google Analytics announced some changes to the referring urls coming from Google search engine results. We later learn that Google adds rank information to referral URL.

2. Google Analytics also announces the availability of a read-only API to their application. Several customer examples of applications built on this API are announced, including FutureNow’s OnTarget for Google Analytics. We can now leverage customer’s Google Analytics tags and bring in the data into OnTarget where our analysts can provide you your to-do list of conversion…

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FutureNow Post
Monday, Feb. 16, 2009 at 10:09 am

The Missing Google Analytics Manual

February 16th, 2009
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Monday, Jan. 5, 2009 at 5:46 am

Too Much Data Vs. Actionable Insight

January 5th, 2009

“There’s no reason to become alarmed, and we hope you’ll enjoy the rest of your flight. By the way, is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane?”

- Elaine in the movie Airplane

Does looking at an instrumentation panel like this (picture on the left) create feelings of information overload? It does for most non-pilots I know.

Pilots on the other hand, quickly identify the primary flight gauges and navigation equipment.  They know what’s immediately important for flying…

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FutureNow Post
Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008 at 3:18 pm

Texas Tech Tuesday – Website Optimization Secrets from The Most Innovative Offense in Football (part 1)

November 4th, 2008

Tom Peters called it “…the best article on business strategy I’ve ever read,” and advised his blog subscribers to “read every damn word.”

And Tom isn’t alone in considering Michael Lewis’s sports writing to be a hidden treasure; just look at this marketing-based analysis of his book,  Money Ball.  But Tom Peters has been alone in recognizing the business applications of Michael Lewis’s astonishing article on the surprising innovation and success of Texas Tech Football, written no less than three…

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FutureNow Post
Friday, Oct. 31, 2008 at 9:38 am

TheGrok’s Not-To-Miss Links for the Week 10/31/08

October 31st, 2008

not to miss linksWenda Harris Millard “Flat is the new up.” quoted at the recent EconWomen conference. She touches on some of the consumer trends this 2008 holiday season.

25 Web Form Optimization Tips – Covers most of the basics, a good reminder.

Usability of Toilet Paper – who could resist this analysis, especially as my friend David Dalka reminded me – P&G said at a search conference, no one would ever blog about toilet paper. Should it be bottom up or top down?

If you are so inclined…

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FutureNow Post
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008 at 2:17 pm

Google Analytics Releases Enterprise Feature Set

October 22nd, 2008

At the eMetrics Summit today, Google Analytics announced new enterprise-class features including custom reports, advanced segmentation, an API, as well as an updated interface, richer data visualizations, and an integration with Google AdSenseTM.

*Custom reports* enable customers to create their own reports with the metrics they want to compare organized in the way they want to see it. You no longer have to look at the standard reports and using drag and drop you choose the data you want to analyze on your…

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