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Web Analytics TV #13 - For the Ninjas

Friday, 22 October 2010

Well it’s another episode of Web Analytics TV. In this exciting series with Avinash Kaushik and Nick Mihailovski, you ask and vote on your favorite web analytics questions via the Google Analytics Google Moderator site and we answer them.

In this episode we introduce our new ninja award program (and ninja chop to go with it). Going forward, we will pick our favourite question and award the person the Analysis Ninja of the Episode award! They will get an autographed, personalized, copy of Web Analytics 2.0.

Our first winner is Sushant from New York for his excellent question on tabbed browsing and it’s impact on session level data. Congrats and please keep the great questions coming (and win!).

Here is the list of last weeks questions.

In this action packed episode we discuss:
  • (2:35) Combining (A AND B) OR (C AND D) in advanced segments
  • (4:03) Is there a way to tell how many people have opted out of being tracked by GA
  • (6:18) How does tracking Google Analytics and Urchin work together
  • (7:53) How is tabbed browsing tracked in Google Analytics?
  • (10:30) Do Website Optimizer A/B tests only track direct traffic?
  • (11:27) Are there any survey/voice of customer tools that integrate with GA?
  • (12:47) Does the async code execute faster than the traditional snippet?
  • (14:40) You can’t track users who have opted out of GA
  • (15:13) Why table report filters get removed when you navigate away from a page
  • (16:30) Why are there differences between Unique visitor reports? Which to use.
  • (18:00) Can Google Analytics track live chat forms?



Here are the links to the topics we discuss:
As always, if you need help setting up Google Analytics or leveraging the advanced configuration options, we recommend hiring a Google Analytics Certified Partner.

If you found this post or video helpful, we'd love to hear your comments. Please share them via the comment form below. And, if you have a question you would like us to answer, please submit a question and vote for your favorite question in our public Google Moderator site. Avinash and I will answer your latest questions in a couple of weeks with yet another entertaining video.


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