Google Analytics

Is your website traffic growing? How do people behave on your site? How do they get to your site and what route do they follow? Do they convert? The most common tool you can use to find answers to these questions is Google Analytics.

The amount of data in Google Analytics can be quite overwhelming though. To help you to distill the most essential information for SEO from this tool, we write about it regularly.

Must read articles about Google Analytics

SEO basics: what are user signals?

4 October 2017 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 13 Comments

What are user signals?

If you’re an SEO-newbie you’ll probably hear lots of new and complicated terms. In our SEO basics-series, we’ll explain all these terms and concepts to you. In this post, I’ll go into user signals. What exactly are user signals? And what do user signals have to do with SEO? What do you need to know »

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What is Cohort Analysis in Google Analytics?

8 September 2017 by Annelieke van den Berg » - 1 Comment

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You might’ve noticed some features in beta under the Audience tab. One of those beta features is Cohort Analysis. I started looking at this analysis because I was curious. As is often the case with Google Analytics, it wasn’t evident right away. So that’s why I thought I’d delve into it a bit more and try »

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How to use custom campaigns

Google Analytics offers many ways to customize the data you’re tracking. One of these ways to track visitors, exactly the way you want, is custom campaign tracking. In this post, I’ll explain what custom campaigns are and how you can use them. Custom campaigns Custom campaigns are best explained with an example. We use custom campaigns to »

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Tools to improve your online marketing campaign

9 August 2017 by Michiel Heijmans » - 15 Comments

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One of the most frequently asked questions by fellow SEO consultants probably is: “What online marketing tools do you use?” In the ever-changing SEO world, it was time for us to update our list with the present day tools we use on a very frequent basis in a variety of projects. Some of these tools »

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Understanding bounce rate in Google Analytics

bounce rate in google analytics

“I came, I puked, I left” is a very famous definition of the bounce rate by Avinash Kaushik. But what does it mean exactly? When does a visitor bounce? Is it purely a visitor that hits the back button or is there more to it? And what can you tell by looking at the bounce »

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Google Tag Manager: an introduction

Google Tag Manager

Perhaps you’ve heard about it: Google Tag Manager. Google introduced this tool 5 years ago, a tool that would make marketers less dependent on developers and that would, therefore, speed up your marketing process. Google Tag Manager has evolved over the years becoming a more complete and easy to use tool. Here I want to »

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Google Analytics custom dimensions

google analytics custom dimensions

Custom Dimensions is a very powerful ‘tool’ within Google Analytics which will give you a lot of extra tracking power. However, the fact that it’s powerful also means that it can be hard to understand or know what you can do with it exactly. What are custom dimensions and how you can use and find them »

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Perfecting your goals in Google Analytics

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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How to create and use dashboards in Google Analytics

google analytics dashboards

Google Analytics is a powerful tool. However, it does take quite some time to get used to it, which is why many people are missing out on a lot of functionalities. They simply don’t know some options exists. So today, I’ll explain a feature that I find very useful: Google Analytics dashboards. Here, you’ll read what they »

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Tracking your SEO with Google Analytics: a how-to

tracking your SEO with Google Analytics

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

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