Posted by Federico
May 31, 2012
In this exercise, we’ll visit the very basic steps to pull some data from an ExactTarget account and generate a pie chart to analyze the results. We’ll use C# to write the application, WCF (Windows Communication Foundation) to connect to the ExactTarget API and WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation) to display the pie chart. More specifically, we’ll study the volume of e-mails created over the past 12 months.
April 18, 2012
The annual Adobe Summit in Salt Lake City concluded a couple of weeks ago. The big idea presented at this conference was the digital self – the idea that every time we interact online, we reveal a bit more of who we are. Think of what you recently browsed on Amazon.com, the music you’ve told […]
Posted by Bobby
February 29, 2012
Google Analytics has a feature which allows you to easily track the key performance indicators of your website. You’ll have problems setting up goals within Google Analytics if you don’t know what the key performance indicators are for your website. If you don’t have any idea what your KPIs are, then what exactly are you looking for when you read your google analytics reports? Have a wee look at our KPI analysis page for an idea of what a goal for your website might look like. Google Analytics goals help to measure the performance of your website.
This article is focusing on the URL Destination Goal Type.
February 15, 2012
In a previous blog post I took a look at the two most common uses of digital analytics: product and marketing optimization. These two are probably most accessible to business since they’re easy to tie back to “dollars in the door”.
Improvement in product performance means more revenue (or more cost savings, in the case of information-based products like customer self-service and FAQs), and more revenue means that digital analytics directly positively impacts the bottom line. Improvement in marketing performance equally demonstrates a direct link between digital analytics and positive impact on the bottom line (higher marketing return on investment, lower cost per acquisition, etc.)
Posted by Eric
February 9, 2012
Your team feels hopelessly underwater trying to keep up with all of the content changes to your website… people are working long hours on short deadlines… and increased budget is nowhere to be found. Despite this, a senior manager has determined that the “Corporate Responsibility” section of the website deserves a high-priority rewrite requiring content […]
February 2, 2012
One of the benefits of working as a consultant is having the chance to work with a wide variety of companies, who pursue many different business models, across a wide breadth of industries. Each engagement we do is unique and gives us experience applying digital analytics in a variety of ways for a number of different purposes.
Traditionally digital analytics is used to look at the level of success digital properties (websites, mobile apps, etc.) achieve in serving business goals: how many new people registered for a newsletter, how many orders and how much revenue were received, how many times people found an answer in FAQ instead of calling the customer service department, and so on.
November 8, 2011
As the ‘new guy’ at Unilytics I have the somewhat unique perspective of transferring from in-house web analytics expert (in my previous role) to web analytics consultant. This perspective, combined with anecdotal stories from fellow practitioners, has lead me to the following conclusion:
For web analytics to be really successful, building trust within the organisation is paramount. Without trust from the organisation, any potential value from web analytics is constantly undermined by fear, uncertainty and doubt.
Posted by Peder Enhorning
March 15, 2010
Web analytics should begin with a plan. Unfortunately, most don’t. And the plan should start by answering the most basic of questions; why do we have a web site? All web sites can be categorized as having one of two objectives; either to make money or to save money. Sites which make money are not […]
Posted by Nad Balata
December 7, 2009
With organizations becoming increasingly sophisticated with their web analytics initiatives so should management and owners of web analytics. For many companies the question that arises is who is responsible for the web site and analytics. Spurring this introspection is the fact that market research currently shows that Marketing owns web analytics 46% of the time, while traditionally IT owns responsibility of implementing tagging required to populate report data.
Posted by Eric
November 27, 2009
Webtrends and Google Analytics do overlap and comparisons are worthwhile, but each will appeal to different audiences. We see many clients who are well suited for GA. If their needs are fully served by GA it’s the logical choice since it’s free. But the technological approach by both is different which means they will often […]