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    ABW Ambassador kse's Avatar
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    Question Google Analytics
    I signed up for Google Analytics a week ago and put it one of my sites that Goole likes some days and not other, So I had a look today on what data it had so far. So what am I surpose to get from Google Analytics that I can not get from my stats counter?? Am I misiing something??

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    I think the site overlay is a great tool
    I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die
    to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there
    isn't and die to find out there is.

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    I like being able to see my bounce rates over an extended period of time.

    Analytics will drive you nuts if you let it.

    Sometimes the truth really does hurt -

    You'll get more out of it after you have had it running for a month or two and compare stats.

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    All the pretty lists and charts make me feel that my site is important. Someday I'll try again to figure out what it all means? Maybe??
    Generate more fake news.

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    ABW Ambassador kse's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howard Gottlieb
    I think the site overlay is a great tool
    That's really cool tool!!! Does the the site overlay tool also track extrenal clicks?? (Affiliate links)

    On some of my links I see 0% on other I see nothing at all. (Some links are direct links and other are redirected from a database)

    I have sales so I know people are clicking the links but it would be nice to know what banner/links are being clicked and on what page.

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    Ad filters and goals to get even more value.

    Goals is my favorite. Lets me see how well my funneling is working.
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    ABW Ambassador kse's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cursal
    Ad filters and goals to get even more value.

    Goals is my favorite. Lets me see how well my funneling is working.
    Sorry but what is "funneling" ??

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    Getting visitors to follow a given path (clicks) to get to my end goal..a sign-up or purchase.

    Think of it as a normal funnel. Start wide dropping in from various pages within a site and get them focused to the end point.

    Setting up goals allow you to see what steps (pages and clicks) visitors take to get a conversion (a sign-up or purchase or request more info..etc.)

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    ABW Ambassador kse's Avatar
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    Thanks that makes sense and I never thought of it that way. So does it record afflite links clicks??

    Quote Originally Posted by Cursal
    Getting visitors to follow a given path (clicks) to get to my end goal..a sign-up or purchase.

    Think of it as a normal funnel. Start wide dropping in from various pages within a site and get them focused to the end point.

    Setting up goals allow you to see what steps (pages and clicks) visitors take to get a conversion (a sign-up or purchase or request more info..etc.)


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    I like the Custom Reporting.

    Plus it integrates with PPC great if you do that.

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    I have a browser window open to my Analytics account 24/7 just about. While there a re better analytics available, there are no better free ones that I'm aware of.

    Keyword conversion, visitor pathing, segmenting.... All great stuff.
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    ABW Ambassador kse's Avatar
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    I am so glad I posted the question!!

    I have found so many differtion Google Analytics options/tools that I going to play with and help improve my site. I also just setup tracking on a few of my external links to see how that works as well.

    Thank you all so much.

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    All Around Web Guy Cursal's Avatar
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    Congrats on moving one more step to improving your tracking. Stats are everything
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    ABW Ambassador kse's Avatar
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    Thanks I love stats maybe to much but the more I play with Google Analytics the more I like it.

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    Google Analytics is working out great. However even after I linked my Google Analytics Account to my adsense account a few weeks ago (they have different email address but I give Google Analytics account access to my adsense account) I am not getting adsense data in Google Analytics.

    Anyone have any suggestion on how to get this functon working??
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    Quote Originally Posted by kse
    Google Analytics is working out great. However even after I linked my Google Analytics Account to my adsense account a few weeks ago (they have different email address but I give Google Analytics account access to my adsense account) I am not getting adsense data in Google Analytics.

    Anyone have any suggestion on how to get this functon working??
    What data are you looking specifically for adsense?

    If I am not mistaken, you are not able to pull info off adsense and mesh it with analytics. I used to do it when I had an affiliate website. I have worked on a merchant side of things and we were able to see the analytics when it comes to sales, clicks, revenue, kw for paid search vs SEO.

    You are able to track affiliate links via external tracking functionality but if you are to code it manually, it is going to hurt.
    http://www.google.com/support/analyt...n&answer=72712

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    ABW Ambassador kse's Avatar
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    It looks like I should be able to displays click & earning for each page that contains adsense ads that are being tracked by analytics.
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