Analytics

Whether it’s Google Analytics, Clicky, Mint or something else, we’re always playing with web analytics tools. We even wrote a series on Google Search Console and social media analytics.

Check out this category to learn from our findings and troubles using those tools!

Must read articles about Analytics


Annelieke’s Analytics: Sequence segments in Google Analytics

I love segments! And for those of you wondering why I love them, or for those of you wondering what the heck segments are: I’ve written a post about segments in Google Analytics, that I invite you to read. In short: using segments makes your Google Analytics life a whole lot more interesting because it specifies your …

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Annelieke’s Analytics: Check your image search traffic in Google Analytics

24 September 2018 by Annelieke van den Berg - 4 Comments

I’m a visual thinker; I love looking at images. If I think about my search behavior, I catch myself looking at images quite often, for instance when I want to know what city X looks like. Or if I’m looking for a product I’ve seen somewhere, without knowing the brand or where I can buy …

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Annelieke’s Analytics: Secondary dimensions in Google Analytics

10 September 2018 by Annelieke van den Berg - 3 Comments

Generic reports in Google Analytics contain aggregated data, data from all the things on one big pile. That’s a lot of information, but not very specific. So, if you’re just monitoring your data, you might manage that by looking at the standard data you see in Google Analytics. But, if you want to go beyond that, to …

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Ask Yoast: Google Ads and organic rankings

31 August 2018 by Joost de Valk - 11 Comments

It’s a phenomenon that’s probably a bit surprising when you first hear about it: when paying for Google Ads (previously known as Google AdWords), you may just notice your organic rankings going up as well. This may not immediately make sense to you. After all, why would Google give you a ‘free boost’ or something …

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Annelieke’s Analytics: 3 exercises to have more fun with Google Analytics

This post is for those of you who want to use Google Analytics, but feel a threshold to start with this tool. For everyone that wants to see the fun of Google Analytics, but is having a hard time finding that fun. This is a post for people that are scared to use Google Analytics because they’re afraid to …

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Annelieke’s Analytics: How to create a Google Search Console dashboard

Dashboards. There are a lot of people out there that absolutely love dashboards. And I agree, creating a good dashboard can save you a lot of time as an analyst. It’s very useful for monitoring data and reporting back to your colleagues. And dashboards can make clear when something’s off the charts, the moment for …

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Annelieke’s Analytics: 16 months of Google Search Console data

The new Google Search Console is out! Since the beginning of this year, more and more users have gotten the pleasure of the new functionalities in Google Search Console. After you get used to the totally new interface, you see all the cool stuff it has to offer. One of those awesome features is the 16 months of …

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Annelieke’s Analytics: What is Page Value in Google Analytics?

Most people find it difficult to go from reporting the basic stuff in Google Analytics, like pageviews and sessions, to analyzing data. Drawing valuable and actionable conclusions based on data is even more challenging. Everyone searches for ways to do this, and learns while doing so. Here, I want to discuss a metric in Google Analytics …

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Ask Yoast: Which is better in terms of bounce rate and traffic?

6 July 2018 by Joost de Valk - 13 Comments

Hooking up your site to services like Google Analytics provides you with a wealth of knowledge and data about visitors on your site. But it can be hard to know how to interpret all this data. And of course, you should also think about what your goals are. What’s most important for you may differ, …

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