Here are 5 areas where Google Analytics needs improvement.
Google analytics allow you create 2 types of custom reports from the same underlying data.
Google Analytics come with rich custom alert functionality. Here are use cases supported.
If you have used any reporting tool earlier (What a stupid if condition, of course you have!!), you will notice significant differences when you start using Google Analytics.
User can choose to send reports thru email to any email id. Here are the options available for email scheduling.
Here is list of use cases supported by Reporting Capability in Google Analytics.
Google Analytics provides two ways to filter data that you see in the reports – Segment and Filters.
There are 2 ways to create custom reports in Google Analytics.
You can save variant of any report for future use in Google analytics using Shortcuts.
Profile is the way Google analytics organizes data. All Google analytics features such as reports, alerts, and dashboard are run on profiles.
Here are five reasons I absolutely love Google Analytics.
Google Analytics has a very strong and customizable alert functionality. Similar to standard reports and Custom reports, Alerts can be categorized into Auto alerts and Custom alerts.
You can use custom reports categories to effectively manage your custom reports. For example, you can keep all content related reports in Content category and Ecommerce and conversion reports in Ecommerce category.
When you add a new widget or when you edit existing widget by clicking on settings button in Google analytics, there are 4 type of widgets you can create.
Usually, you should be able to click on any dashboard widget title to go to related report. This happens automatically when you create dashboard widget.
Dashboard in Google Analytics allows you to see multiple information points on a single page. Dashboard allows you to check health of your website from a single page.
Here are use cases supported by Dashboard functionality
Yahoo and Microsoft announced a search deal. Bing (from Microsoft) becomes search engine behind Yahoo. Yahoo gets the ad revenue share and saves money not having to build search. Microsoft gets Yahoo search traffic. With the announcement, Yahoo goes back to being a Portal Company. The deal is the biggest development in Search Arena in years.
It seems Google has removed publicized “Enhance 404 Pages” Widget from Google Webmaster Tools account.
As the name says, Google Blog Search is a tool to search blogosphere. Blog Search was initially launched as just a basic tool to search blogs and has evolved overtime to include categories and stories on Homepage and added more features later. With all the improved features, Google Blog Search is a tool to be used more frequently if you wish to follow Blog world.
Bing recently replaced Live Search. Bing is much better version of Live Search and got really good response from community.
It has been approximately one year, Yahoo started providing free real time quotes. Google quickly followed. But Yahoo still keep asking users to sign up for paid service to provide Real time quotes.
XML-Sitemap plugin automatically generates sitemap for submission to Search Engines. Generated Sitemap supports Google, Yahoo, MSN and Ask.com.
FeedBurner FeedSmith plugin is one of the must have plugins for WordPress, if you are using FeedBurner for your RSS needs. The plugin will redirect all WordPress feeds to single FeedBurner feed and all RSS subscriptions will be properly counted.
It could be confusing to change settings in Hostmoster to use Gmail as email host rather than Hostmonster. You need to verify domain ownership with Google and change MX record to point it to Google.
Google finance has been down all morning today. The website is down with 502 server error.