Rock Analytics More: Obsess About Goals And Goal Values!

If you don't have goals, you are not doing digital analytics. You are doing i am wasting earth's precious oxygenalytics. Let's back up. Let me start with a story. We were brain storming about the next clustseeer of coolness for Analytics, the...

Excellent Analytics Tip #27: Chase Smart Calculated Metrics!

For the last decade (#omg!), I've consistently complained about a fundamental flaw in Web Analytics tools: They incentivize one night stands, rather than engagements matching customer-intent. This leads to owners of digital experiences (insanely) expecting all...

Great Storytelling With Data: Visualize Simply And Focus Obsessively

The difference between a Reporting Squirrel and Analysis Ninja? Insights. As in, the former is in the business of providing data, the latter in the business of understanding the performance implied by the data. That understanding leads to insights about why the...

Speed, Focus, Smart Insights: 5 Google Analytics Custom Reports FTW!

Standard reports stink. Custom reports rock! If you are a regular reader of this blog, you are quite familiar with this sentiment. I've expressed it often. 🙂 The primary reason is simple: You are unique. Your business is unique. Why would a report created for...

Benchmarking Performance: Your Options, Dos, Don’ts and To-Die-Fors!

We are all blessed with more data than we know what to do with, and all for the price of a few lines of JavaScript added to your website. In this type of an environment, I've frequently stressed the value of identifying targets for your key performance...

Smart Dashboard Modules: Insightful Dimensions And Best Metrics

My last post, perhaps provocatively, called for a reduction of data in executive dashboards (digital, online, offline). More English (IABI, specifically) would lead to a smarter understanding of performance, and of course glory for data practitioners. Here's the...
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