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4 Tools to Get More from your Google Analytics

Posted on October 2nd, 2008 by

Google Analytics is a great tool, but when you use it frequently, it shows some glitches. Having many profiles, trying to access certain type of data can be sometimes pretty difficult.

Here are 4 scripts that can enhance your Google Analytics Experience. They work with GreaseMonkey, which is a really cool plugin for Firefox, which allows you to customize the way a webpage displays using small bits of JavaScript.

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  1. Show 100 by Lunametrics. Helps you automatically show all your profiles from the website profile list in Google Analytics.
  2. Google Analytics Report Enhancer by RoiRevolution. Brings up tens of new reports in Google Analytics. It also calculates for you “True Time on Site”, which is the average time spent on site, excluding all bounces.
  3. Google Analytics Downloader by Juice Analytics. Adds a highly valuable button to your keywords and referrers reports, stating who sent you unusual traffic. Really great info can be brought out of it.
  4. Cleaner Profile Switching by Erik Vold. With this simple script, when you select a new profile to view, you will see the same report you were just on, but it will be for the new profile which you selected. Also, if you wish to compare reports from two profiles, there is an option to view the new profile in a separate tab. Update: Erik Vold has created a Firefox plugin out of the  Cleaner Profile Switching GreaseMonkey Script, for easier management of the tool.

Its always good not to rely only on the data that Google Analytics serves you. There are many tools that can definitely help you in getting to the desired result: better understanding, more sales.

While these tools will help you get the data faster and easier there are two more cncerns you should be interested in:

  • How good and complete is the data you are getting and
  • How to take actions on it?

To help you with these 2 actions we developed the free Analytics MiniBible for Software Vendors that we have just launched. We hope you’ll enjoy it and don’t forget to leave us some feedback on it.

What do you use to enhance your Google Analytics experience?

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Claudiu Murariu

Digital Analyst Consultant

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Comments (17)

  • Data Entry Lady says: October 2nd, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    I use Analytics and appreciate the links/tools.

    Thanks!

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  • Den says: October 7th, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    http://www.servletsuite.com/servlets/urchinflt.htm – add Google Analytics code on the fly. UrchinFilter lets you add dynamically Google Analytics tracking code to the requested pages

  • Erik Vold says: December 28th, 2008 at 6:58 am

    Nice list.

    I just wanted to let the readers know that I have put the ‘Cleaner Profile Switching’ Greasemonkey Userscript in to a firefox externsion, along with some other useful userscripts. The firefox extension is available here: http://www.vkistudios.com/tools/firefox/betterga/index.cfm

  • Zach says: January 13th, 2009 at 5:17 am

    Thanks for mentioning our Juice GreaseMonkey script. For those who are interested in analyzing their Google Analytics keyword data, we just launched a free tool for the “long tail” of search. It is called Concentrate and can be found at http://www.concentrateme.com

  • qenct says: March 30th, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    All of them are different and have different mechanism of giving information. Google Analytics is the best – it’s totally free.

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  • Erik Vold says: February 23rd, 2010 at 5:14 am

    Hi,

    I just wanted to inform you that BetterGA is now dead. You can thank VKI Studios’ John Hossack and David Eckman for causing me to have to stop work on it.

    Please read the following link for more information: http://erikvold.com/blog/index.cfm/2010/2/16/betterga-is-dead-rip

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  • Trent says: April 28th, 2011 at 6:35 am

    Claudiu, Thanks for sharing a couple of tools.
    The tool I like to combine with my Google Analytics is http://www.blizzardtracker.com

  • Zenifer Hudson says: September 4th, 2011 at 11:47 am

    Thanks a lot for sharing all these ideas with us.These are really awesome and helpful.specially for Juice GreaseMonkey script.I found it very supporting and great.I will definitely use all these tactics.

  • Dimitri says: July 16th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Google Analytics is growing rapidly. Not it has much more great features

  • Steven J Fromm says: February 23rd, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    Thanks for all these interesting tools. I am going to the hyperlinks now to check them out. I use Firefox so I ma especially interested in the GreaseMonkey extension.

  • Anonymous says: March 24th, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    Greetings! Very helpful advice within this post! It is the little changes that will make the most significant changes.
    Thanks a lot for sharing!