How to View More Than 500 Rows in Google Analytics v5

On occasion we need to review or download more than 500 rows of data from Google Analytics. In the old version of GA, you could select any view, and append “&limit=1000” to the URL and use the export to CSV option to view 1,000 rows. Simply by changing the number on the end of that string would provide you with …

New Google Analytics – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

The new version of Google Analytics (v5), currently in beta, is an improvement overall, however, it does create some new hurdles to overcome. If you haven’t seen the new version, you can do so by clicking “New Version” in the upper right hand corner, next to your email address: Here is my review of the new view into Google Analytics: …

Google Analytics Tips to Quickly Pull Data

Shortcuts are part of our everyday lives, helping us work quicker and more efficiently. Desktop or file shortcuts help us launch programs and open files in a fraction of the time it would take to navigate to their source. Keyboard shortcuts help us trigger actions and open menus faster than manually navigating with our cursor. These shortcuts have become an …

Making the Call – Attributing phone sales to paid search

One of the more difficult measurements for online marketers is the contribution of online campaigns to phone sales. Often times retailers promote considered purchases, with consumers needing the security of talking to a “live” person before purchasing. In the case of service organizations or B2B companies, the phone is the easiest and often the only/best way to complete a sale. …

Google Analytics vs. Conversion Counter

When Google released Google Analytics, some wondered about the fate of the conversion counter. While far more limited in its reporting capabilities, the conversion counter offers a way for Adwords advertisers to see campaign performace – through the interface or reporting module. Specifically, the counter provides for far superior rolling daily analysis and same-day reporting that Google Analytics doesn’t provide. …

Google Analytics changes time on site calculation

UPDATE 9/12/2007 – Google has reversed its counting methodology for time on site. _______________ We attended the GA Conversion Universiy last week and it was discussed why Google Analytics time on site numbers have jumped. Google’s explanation is that Google Analytics is no longer counting visitors who bounce in their TOS calculation. They weren’t sure when the change took effect …