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Google Analytics - Guide Series

Google Analytics - A series of tutorials by KamikStudio that will teach you how to move freely with the tool.

Google Analytics is an underrated tool by many marketers. Too bad. Many people ask a lot of questions aboutwhether it is worth using Google Analytics. How many people use Google Anal ytics and how often to check Google Analytics. The answer is simple - it is a very important Google tool and should be used for daily work. Google Analytics is your best and free analytics. You could say it's such a free worker that analyzes your entire site for you once you implement tracking code for it.

Introduction about Google Analytics - what it gives and what it is

Google Analytics Guides - Episode 1 - Introduction about Google Analytics (C) 2019 KamikStudio
Google Analytics Guides - Episode 1 - Introduction about Google Analytics (C) 2019 KamikStudio

In the first episode in the GA series, I talk about what the tool gives us and what/who it is. I know you may think - "well okay but there are plenty of such guides". I answer: but surely they are all detailed? I've done a series where I talk step-by-step about each category of report in GA and more.

  • Desktop / Dashboard in GA
  • Real time - report category
  • Recipients - report category
  • Sourcing - Report category + on how to create URLs with UTM tags
  • Behavior - report category
  • Conversion - report category

And more episodes, delving into creating audiences, conversions, goals, etc. All episodes are according to the March 2019 version of Analytika.

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Google Analytics - Guide - Episode 1 - Watch on YouTube.

Google Analytics Tutorial Series - Episode 1 - KamikStudio YouTube Channel (C) 2019

Adding GA tracking code to your website - That is, how to implement GA tracking code to your website

Google Analytics Guides - Episode 2 - Adding GA tracking code to your site (C) 2019 KamikStudio
Google Analytics Guides - Episode 2 - Adding GA tracking code to your site (C) 2019 KamikStudio

In the second episode in my GA tutorial series, I talk about how to add tracking code to your website. The ways are several. We can so-called. with a programmer's eye - that is, directly encode in the <head> element of our website

Pattern for adding tracking code

<html>
 <head>
  Tu umieszczamy nasz kod/y śledzące
 </head>
 <body>
   Tu jest zawsze treść naszej strony - to co widzi użytkownik
 </body>
</html>

Of course, we can also place the code before </head> or in general in the element <head>. It is known that we can have a dozen tracking codes, for example, from other sites like hotjar or Google Tag Manager etc. And everyone will say to put right after <head>

In the head section, we insert only tags ie.

<meta>
<script>
<link>
<style>

Another way to add tracking codes, for example, is through plug-ins in our CMS (content management system). Whether it's WordPress or phpbb3 or IP.Board or Joomala or Prestashop or Magento or even any dedicated SaaS technology platform like. Shoper or IAI, i-systems.

Recommended plugins for WordPress

HFCM, or typically GA. HFCM is a plugin that places code at a particular location on a page. Add snippet

HFCM Plugin. Plugin for wordpress - add codes to your site easily
HFCM Plugin. Plugin for wordpress - add codes to your site easily

Google Tag Manager

The last way, which I will also talk about and make a video, is Google Tag Manager. Generally, it's best if the created page is immediately connected with Google Tag Manager. We have full control over our site and code. However, there will be a separate post on GTM and episodes on my YouTube

Google Analytics - Guide - Episode 2 - Watch on YouTube

Google Analytics Tutorial Series - Episode 2 - KamikStudio YouTube Channel (C) 2019

The desktop so-called. Analyst's dashboard - or quick data about our site in a nutshell

Google Analytics Guides - Episode 3 - Dashboard or DashBoard in GA - Analytics Home Page (C) 2019 KamikStudio
Google Analytics Guides - Episode 3 - Dashboard or DashBoard in GA - Analytics Home Page (C) 2019 KamikStudio

If you want quick information about - what is happening on your site now or in a given period then Google Analytics Dashboard comes to your aid. The information we can get from there is:

  • Users, revenue, conversion rate, sessions from the last X selected days. We can also go to the Recipients Total tab as well as see on the right the actual time of page behavior (whether someone is now on our site).
  • How we get our users - from which traffic channel, from which source/medium or referrals. When it comes to sourcing we need to know about an important thing like building URLs with UTM tags
  • Where are your users located - in what locations, etc.
  • When and at what time do your users enter your site
  • What pages your users visit on your site. A useful tool when you want to measure, for example, how many people visited your article about, say. "Google Analytics in Kalisz. Positioning Kalisz." We don't need any additional plug-ins, because you will monitor this through GA.
  • What trend prevails on your site
  • From which devices users access the site
  • To what extent we retain our users based on cohort analysis. Did the person, for example, who entered in week 1, also enter in week 3.
  • Which products sell best

Additionally

We can further enhance our dashboard with additional widgets. If you want to know more and supplement your knowledge be sure to check out all the videos in the Google Analytics series. In addition, from each of the aforementioned "categories" we can select from how many days we want data. Another option that Google Analytics has introduced is TRENDS. They show, for example, whether there were more users in the month of January than in the month of February

Google Analytics - Guide - Episode 3 - Watch on YouTube

Google Analytics Tutorial Series - Episode 3 - KamikStudio YouTube Channel (C) 2019

Real time in GA - or how to read data from the first category of our Analyst's report

Google Analytics Guides - Episode 4 - Real Time - First Category Google Analytics Report (C) 2019 KamikStudio
Google Analytics Guides - Episode 4 - Real Time - First Category Google Analytics Report (C) 2019 KamikStudio

In the third episode in the series, I begin to move on to the first category of reports that our Analyst gives us. This is real time. It's actually useful if and only if a lot of users actually come to our site - now. We can check their locations, what page they are currently on from what keyword they came in. We will also get information if it is from some external link or socialmedia (e.g., Facebook). As I mentioned. The real time report category comes in handy when we have these 5 - 10 users on the site all the time.

Google Analytics - Guide - Episode 4 - Watch on YouTube

Google Analytics Tutorial Series - Episode 4 - KamikStudio YouTube Channel (C) 2019

Audience - that is, what group of users browse my website. Second category report in GA

Google Analytics Guides - Episode 5 - Audience, Segmentation, Analysis and User Flow (C) 2019 KamikStudio
Google Analytics Guides - Episode 5 - Audience, Segmentation, Analysis and User Flow (C) 2019 KamikStudio

In my daily work without Recipients in Analytics and Acquisition I do not part. At audience observes who they are, and how to target themselves in Ads campaigns. In acquisition, on the other hand, how my advertising campaigns are performing. I tried to tell the story in detail in the video. However, keep in mind that I record each video live - there is no time for correction here. Therefore, always read the descriptions carefully. In the Recipients category, we can check the active users in a given time period.

Segmenting customers / clients

In addition, you can create segments, which I talk about in the video. You can indicate all users but, for example, those who buy on the site. You can segment, for example, users who entered only from mobile or from computer and tablet. The options are many. Segments are default but you can also create your own. Segmenting users is very important. We can target perfectly the people we are looking for by what they are looking for. And by what they want.

Demographics, location, behavior, technology data

Not only will you find out how many people came in, and what segment of the audience was on your site. Google Analytics gives you full capabilities. Assess how many women you have, how many men. From which location they enter. What are the behaviors on the site. What technology they use. Skillful use of GA allows perfect audience targeting in Ads (AdWords or Facebook Business).

Benchmarking, cohort analysis, user flow

If your boss asks you a question - what is the flow of users on the site. You reply: the analyst will tell me! It is in GA to check any sub-page paths that a user visits. You will also check on a cohort table whether a user who entered in week e.g. 1 came back in week 3. You can extract paths, compare with other data. Example: how many transactions came out of site A. How many exits were from site B. Did the user who was on site A move to site B. How many interactions were made at site A and did they go to B.

Google Analytics - Guide - Episode 5 - Watch on YouTube

Google Analytics Tutorial Series - Episode 5 - KamikStudio YouTube Channel (C) 2019

GA tutorial series - Playlist - YouTube. Want more?

You can view the entire playlist with all the GA tutorials at this link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL17P6dOFuiXFfAVuTWv16jnWDpfiYNBQU
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This entry will be expanded when the next 5 episodes arrive.

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