A Scalable Way To Add Annotations of Notable Events To Your Reports in Data Studio July 11, 2018

Documenting and sharing important events that affected your business are key to an accurate interpretation of your data. For example, perhaps your analytics tracking broke for a week last July, or ...... Continue »

Report Suite ID for Virtual Report Suites December 12, 2017

As I have helped companies evaluate and migrate to using virtual report suites (typically to avoid the cost of secondary server calls or to filter garbage data) there will come a ...... Continue »

Ten Tips For Presenting Data from MeasureCamp SF #1 July 23, 2017

Yesterday I got to attend my first MeasureCamp in San Francisco. The “Unconference” format was a lot of fun, and there were some fantastic presentations and discussions. For those who requested it, ...... Continue »

How to Build a Brain-Friendly Bar Chart in R July 17, 2017

This post was inspired by a post by Lea Pica: How to Build a Brain-Friendly Bar Chart in Domo. In that post, Lea started with the default rendering of a ...... Continue »

Your Guide to Understanding Conversion Funnels in Google Analytics July 12, 2017

Your Guide to Understanding Conversion Funnels in Google Analytics Updated December 2018, to include Advanced Analysis TL;DR: Here’s the cheatsheet. Often I am asked by clients what their options are for understanding conversion ...... Continue »

Disseminating Digital Data: Why A One Size Fits All Model Doesn’t Work December 8, 2016

[Shared by Nancy Koons, Digital Analytics Consultant, Team Demystified …] One of the things I love about working with the folks at Demystified are the conversations about analytics that often spring ...... Continue »

Sharing Analytics Reports Internally September 15, 2015

As a web analyst, one of your job functions is to share reports and data with your internal stakeholders. There are obviously many different ways to do this. Ideally, you ...... Continue »

I’ve Become Aware that Awareness Is a #measure Bugaboo August 8, 2014

A Big Question that social and digital media marketers grapple with constantly, whether they realize it or not: Is “awareness” a valid objective for marketing activity? I’ve gotten into more than a ...... Continue »

Why I Don’t Put Recommendations on Dashboards September 10, 2013

WARNING: Gilligan contrarianism alert! The following post posits a thesis that runs contrary to popular opinion in the analytics community. Many companies these days rely on some form of internal dashboard(s). ...... Continue »

Analytics Aphorisms — Gilligan-Style August 21, 2013

Last week, I had the pleasure of presenting at a SEER Interactive conference titled “Marketing Analytics: Proving and Improving Online Performance.” The conference was at SEER’s main office, which is ...... Continue »