In today’s session of #AnalyticsWeek, Don Rodriguez, Director of Analytics & Account Strategy at NetElixir, and Pawel Matkowski, Google Global Product Lead, Data Integrations, Google Analytics at Google discussed one of the least adopted, yet perhaps most powerful feature of Google’s Universal Analytics. Aptly named User ID, it provides you with an ability to identify and track your best customers’ visits and actions on your web site at the individual level which also enables a powerful set of cross-device conversion tracking capabilities.
In today’s session of #AnalyticsWeek, Don Rodriguez, Director of Analytics & Account Strategy at NetElixir, and Steph Schmitt, Agency Account Strategist at Google, walked us through four key insights for measuring and improving your site’s performance with ecommerce’s fastest growing traffic segment, smartphone shoppers.
In our first session of #AnalyticsWeek, Don Rodriguez, Director of Analytics & Account Strategy at NetElixir, discussed the top five mistakes to avoid in Google Analytics. The session provided an in depth discussion on fundamental mistakes we see in ecommerce sites that can cost you money in either lost revenue or inefficient spending.
User ID is an underutilized capability of the Universal Analytics version of Google Analytics. It offers tremendous potential to improve your business, especially if you sell to businesses or are highly dependent upon repeat customers.
User ID is aptly named, as it allows website owners to Identify their visitors in Google Analytics. The User ID dimension is a unique identifier that the website owner can assign to individual users. We all know Google doesn’t allow Personally Identifiable Information in Google Analytics. That being said, a string of apparently random alphanumeric characters is allowed in the User ID dimension and that string could represent a hashed version of a customer’s email address or more practically, a customer’s account number or account ID from your website back end.
As we know, mobile is shoving its way towards the front of search marketing. It’s now outperforming desktop in traffic because mobile is more accessible and within arms reach at all times. People can find out about anything they want quickly and easily through their mobile device. Plus, social media remains a large influence in today’s digital world and fast mobile sharing will keep it that way. Today, most people search for things on mobile and make the final purchase on a desktop/tablet. However, conversion rates on mobile are improving as more and more website owners deploy mobile-friendly user experiences. Given those two trends, it’s important for ecommerce site owners to pay attention to their mobile performance and Day 3 of our upcoming #AnalyticsWeek will provide useful insights to do just that.
…And how you can be ready.
Ah, PageSpeed. The ranking factor and website performance metric that is the bane of so many webmaster’s existence. On one hand, you want to make sure that your end user and Google have the quickest experience possible, but on the other hand you want to make the interactive experience a unique feature for your brand and website.
Calling all nerds, geeks, techies, marketing mavens, and data scientists!
Get ready for our second annual Einstein inspired series, #AnalyticsWeek from June 13 to 17. Jam-packed with helpful information, this week-long webinar series will provide you with fanatically analytical strategies and tactics to rule your web analytics. Featuring Don Rodriguez, Director of Analytics & Account Strategy at NetElixir, and guest speakers from Google and IBM, you will gain juicy insights into how you can grow your revenue, track customers, and how to get IBM’s Artificial Intelligence platform, Watson, to work for you.
Our team at NetElixir will be at this year’s Internet Retailers Conference & Exhibition (IRCE) from June 7 to 11. Stop by at Booth #1008 for a free, customized Competitive Search Marketing Analysis. In less than 20 minutes, we’ll discuss your current digital presence, areas of opportunity, and show you how you can gain market share. You’ll have access to the status of your industry rivals, how you compare, and gain input on actionable areas of opportunity.
Our recent webinar, Google AdWords Changes: Impact & Recommendations highlighted what Google’s announcements mean for the future of search marketing and provided concrete actions you can take to immediately take advantage of the new opportunities.
The Top 5 Recommendations shared during the webinar included: