When you’re creating a goal in Google Analytics there is an option to assign a dollar value for each conversion. This can be really confusing, especially if you’re not selling something on your website. But even if you’re not actually collecting payments online, it’s still really, really important to assign a value to each and every goal you configure.
Google is about to launch a free version of Google Optimize 360 which will integrate with your Google Analytics and allow you to run optimisation tests on your website, quickly and easily. You can request an invite now. Once the free version of Google Optimize 360 is released (scheduled for October) you will be amongst the first to be able to use it to run A/B, multivariate and redirect tests on your website.
Success with AdWords requires investment (and I’m not just talking about dollars either). You need to invest in understanding the basics of AdWords, so that you’re running your campaigns in the right way. So if you want to avoid common mistakes and make your dollars work harder for you – you’re in the right place!
Lots of people have forms on their website and a lot of people ask me how they can track their forms (and form abandonment) using Google Analytics. There are a few different approaches to tracking forms, but one of the best ways is using Google Tag Manager. Google Tag Manager is great – it's flexible, it can streamline tag management but don't get me wrong – it's certainly not easy.
The User Explorer report, which is one of the newer reports inside Google Analytics opens a small window, allowing us to see how people are experiencing our website, how they’re moving through our website and experiencing our content. I’m not going to say it provides every answer, but it does provide some very granular data about how individuals are engaging with us.