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Google Analytics Dashboards

28 October 2014 by Thijs de Valk » - 10 Comments

Google Analytics is a powerful tool. However, it takes quite some time getting used to, which is why people are missing out on a lot of functionality. They simply don’t know it exists. So today I’ll be explaining a feature that I find very useful: Google Analytics dashboards. I’ll explain what they are, how to »

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Google Analytics eCommerce tracking

17 September 2014 by Joost de Valk » - 11 Comments

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We’ve rebuilt our Google Analytics eCommerce tracking plugin and added support for WooCommerce! Read on to learn why you should buy it today. If you want to optimize your shops sales, you need to make sure you connect your visitor data to your transaction data. This plugin does just that. We’ve made transaction tracking so reliable that we »

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How to: tracking your SEO using Google Analytics

5 September 2014 by Thijs de Valk » - 15 Comments

At Yoast, we’re known for giving you any number of useful tips to improve your site’s SEO. However, how do you know whether those tips actually working for you? There are a number of tools out there that can help you track your SEO, but most of them will actually cost you money. And in the »

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Google Analytics by Yoast, V5: Universal Support

4 September 2014 by Joost de Valk » - 98 Comments

Google Analytics by Yoast

We’ve been working hard on our Google Analytics plugin and are proud to release version 5.0, with universal support, today. With all the changes Google had made to Analytics and with our improved development experience we decided we’d be better off with a full rewrite. We’ve redone some of the features, killed a few minor features »

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Yoast Research: get to know your audience!

25 February 2014 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 9 Comments

In our latest newsletter, we asked our readers to fill out a survey. We have never done such a thing at Yoast.com before. In this post, I will enlighten you with the purpose of our survey. Yoast Research Since the beginning of this year, Thijs and myself have been doing research. One day a week »

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Perfecting your goals in Google Analytics

12 February 2014 by Thijs de Valk » - 21 Comments

There are quite a few tracking features in Google Analytics for which you have to do a bit more than just implement the UA-code on your pages. One of those features is the ‘goal’. The goal is a feature in which you can track one of the following things: how many people reach a designated »

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Analysing statistics just isn’t that easy

9 December 2013 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 29 Comments

Having a solid statistical and scientific background, I often find myself frustrated by research and data-analysis in User Experience Metrics, Conversion Optimization and Google Analytics. In my opinion, doing research and analysing statistics requires proper training and understanding of what you are doing. Am I the only one? You need a brain to do statistics! »

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Planning and checking your Conversion Rate Optimization

28 August 2013 by Thijs de Valk » - 15 Comments

The Science of Testing

During my attempts to optimize the conversion rates here on yoast.com, I’ve met with quite some hurdles and roadblocks. That’s why I thought it would be a good idea to write a post; so you won’t have to invent the wheel twice. Define your Intensive Care Pages Although it’s very tempting to start off your »

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Tracking Outbound / Affiliate Links with getClicky

26 January 2012 by Joost de Valk » - 17 Comments

Clicky web analytics

I use Clicky for most of my day-to-day tracking and analysis, only using Google Analytics for the harder analyses. One of the things Clicky can do most wonderfully is track outbound clicks. There’s an issue however when you start routing your affiliate links through a script or on-site redirect. I redirect mine through /out/ here »

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Clicky Analytics (getClicky) Review: clean, simple, effective

26 June 2011 by Joost de Valk » - 18 Comments

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In my post last week about social buttons, I included code samples for Clicky Analytics. I got some emails asking me why I use Clicky and Google Analytics alongside each other. In this review I want to show you some of the cool features I use from Clicky Analytics (aka getClicky) that make me use »

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