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When should I upgrade to Universal Analytics – and how does it work?

Posted on November 21st, 2013 by

Customers often ask me: When should I install the Universal Analytics code? 

I always reply with the same question: Why do you think you need it? They usually shrug their shoulders and look at me for a smart answer. Since this happens so often, I decided to write a blog post about it. This post will help you determine whether to upgrade, and walk you through the upgrade process when you decide to make the leap. […]

Win Back Customers Who Abandon Carts By Using Remarketing Lists

Posted on March 29th, 2013 by

Ecommerce websites inevitably have issues with shopping cart abandonment. As a result, companies invest major resources in finding methods to recapture the attention of buyers who don’t complete purchases.

Just think about the number of people who visit your website every day, download your free products, add items into their carts, and then go into the checkout page and leave without purchasing. You’ve probably already come up with many ways to ask these visitors to come back and purchase, perhaps even offering a small discount to incentivize them to buy. […]

3 Reasons why Shopping Cart Custom Domains Will Mean the End of Your Web Analytics Problems

Posted on April 24th, 2012 by
After reviewing hundreds of Google Analytics implementations on ecommerce websites one thing caught my eye: more than 90% of Google Analytics tracking of third party shopping carts end up with errors. That’s a fact.

Why is it so hard to track flawlessly third party shopping carts? Mainly, because of the technology. Google Analytics uses cookies to track visitors and those cookies can only be accessed by the domain on which Google Analytics is installed, i.e. your website. […]

Unveiling the World of Real-Time Data Tracking in new GA

Posted on December 7th, 2011 by

What is Real-Time in Google Analytics?

Google Analytics (GA) has changed the world of tracking for millions of websites owners and marketers alike. GA has always given powerful insights on data/performance from the past. Now there is something new to benefit from – the Real-Time data, available on the new version of Google Analytics and for administrator access.

Real-Time starts tracking data automatically for any page that has the Google Analytics code. No changes to the tracking codes are required. It shows data with only 60 seconds delay. This Real-Time feature tracks immediate impact of the visits on your site or specific pages of your campaigns. Real-time tracking allows analytics users/owners to see what their web traffic is doing while on their website. […]

Analytics Minibible for Software Vendors v2.0

Posted on August 17th, 2010 by

It seems the interest for analytics in the software vendors community increases more and more, according to the requests I get by email. I believe in actionable metrics, so I decided to act and publish an updated version of the Analytics miniBible for Software Vendors.

No matter if you got the chance or not to download the first release, here are some changes and highlights in this analytics eBook for software vendors. […]

How to track downloaders?

Posted on February 26th, 2009 by

To be honest more and more software vendors our company works with don’t track downloads and, what is more exciting, “downloaders”. So, I went to my favorites dev geeks in our team, Alex and Serban, and asked them to help me find out a really-really easy way on how to track downloads and “downloaders”. […]