Google Analytics Infographics Sent Weekly To Your Inbox Free
Mar22

Google Analytics Infographics Sent Weekly To Your Inbox Free

Do you like info graphics and love your data presented visually? If you do like it as much as I do then you just might like this new offering from Visual.ly for creating a web metrics report for your site directly from your analytics account.  Along with providing this to you for free, Visual.ly also is going to send it directly into your inbox each and every week.  I think this is pretty cool for getting a quick look at a few of your website metrics without having to do anything but signup and attach your Google Analytics account to your account on Visual.ly. So Let Me Explain How This Works Visit their website (located here) and go through their signup process by clicking on the signup icon on the top right. Once directed to the signup page you are going to be asked for the usual info such as: Username, Email, Password and re-captcha. There are other boxes but they are not required toreceive an account. No verification emails are sent and you will now have to login.  Once inside go to create and at the top is an image with details about the new info graphic for analytics. Click the start now icon and you are prompted to login to your google account where visual.ly will grab your account number and associate it to this app. After selecting from the drop down which account you want to link to Visual.ly’s app will get to work creating your info graphic and momentarily it shows up beside the drop down box on the right. Receive Weekly Reports Once that is done another option on the left shows up which is if you want the graphic to be sent to you inbox each week. Of course I did select this option as I thought that really simplifies this whole thing. Signup and select a couple of settings and really you never have to return again unless you would like to make some changes with the analytics account. Some may think that weekly emails for this is too often or maybe not enough as well and Visual.ly might want to consider adding more choices regarding this but I am not complaining.   What Metrics Does The App Show The infographic that is created for you using this app does not really do much more then a simple snapshot of user metrics. Items which are included in your image are: Pageviews – Here it shows three weeks of traffic compared to each other within a graph with either an arrow up in green which shows an increase in views or like mine...

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How to Block / Filter Your IP Address from Google Analytics and Why
Feb27

How to Block / Filter Your IP Address from Google Analytics and Why

Excluding Your IP If you have just started using Google Analytics on your website for tracking purposes then you must also do this highly recommended step right after installing the code. You must setup a filter to block your personal IP or IP’s from each of your sites so as not to skew all of your data. Excluding Your own Ip address from Google Analytics: It is obvious that Google Analytics is an effective resource intended for examining any internet sites traffic data. Without knowing precisely what webpages are definitely ranking the best, where your visitors have discovered these pages, what sites are the most significant referers etc is undoubtedly much like shooting after dark. Being familiar with this kind of information allows you to be more innovative in how you actually promote a website. One example is, being aware of what pages and posts happen to be receiving the best traffic. After that you can focus on the most beneficial marketing and advertising upon those webpages or perhaps make use of those same pages to backlink to several other related pages and posts to obtain additional click throughs. Yet another substantial advantage by incorporating Google Analytics into your website is to what I believe is adding a bit more trust between your site and Google. The Method to Block Your IP Address from Google Analytics Tutorial Video One thing you must do so you can get accurate data from analytics is always to exclude your own personal IP address from those figures in order to get an accurate representation of your site visitors, the bounce rates, and where the visitor exits from, how many pages they viewed plus the time they have spent on your site. If you have not created an analytics account yet you can do so here before continuing below. Once you have made an account, please follow the steps within my video directly below to filter your IP. In the event you log into or perhaps look at your website via several locations, it is also advisable to include all of those different IP addresses into the same...

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