Topic: Google Analytics

SEO Mystery

SEO Mystery

Published November 12, 2014 by Brad Knutson

I recently wrote about my 4 month hiatus from blogging. I wrote about a bunch of excuses alluding to why I had stopped. Life had gotten too busy…I didn’t have time to blog anymore…something had to give…blah blah blah. That was all true, but there was another significant contributing factor. My traffic had plummeted, for […]

Track Affiliate Link Clicks with Universal Analytics

Tracking Affiliate Clicks with Universal Analytics

Published February 19, 2014 by Brad Knutson

Full disclosure: the square images in the sidebar to the right are all products and services that I’m an affiliate for. If you click on one of the image links, you’ll be sent along your way with my affiliate cookie in your browser. If you decide to purchase said products or services, I’ll get a […]

Google Analytics Quick Tip: Prevent Tracking Code Theft

Google Analytics Quick Tip: Prevent Tracking Code Theft

Published December 5, 2013 by Brad Knutson

For the third time in less than a month, some hooligan has stolen my Google Analytics tracking code! I checked my Google Analytics reports today, as I do frequently, to find an increase in traffic. At first, I was excited to see where this new traffic was coming from! There was a bunch of new […]

The SEO Apocalypse: Living in a (not provided) World

SEO Apocalypse - (not provided)

Published September 30, 2013 by Brad Knutson

Queue REM’s infamous track “It’s The End Of The World As We Know It.” With recent speculation that Google is moving to 100% encrypted search, marketers and SEOs alike are planning for the worst, and wondering what is next. I think people are overreacting just a little bit. Google has been ramping up (not provided) […]

Google Analytics Quick Tip: Hour of Day and Day of Week Reports

Google Analytics Hour of Day and Day of Week Reports

Published September 10, 2013 by Brad Knutson

Google Analytics is a powerful tool. Nearly every web developer and marketer on the planet uses it to generate reports and track traffic to our websites. It comes with many useful built-in reports, and you could spend hours sifting through reports and filters pulling just about any data set you could think of. Recently I […]

Tracking MailChimp Conversions in Google Analytics

MailChimp and Google Analytics

Published July 18, 2013 by Brad Knutson

Marketing isn’t just about SEO, it’s about combining and tracking all your different channels and getting the most out of them. One channel that is often overlooked, but extremely valuable, is email marketing. Today, I wanted to quickly go over some techniques that marketers use to get more information about what happens to their emails […]

Tracking Search Rankings in Google Analytics

Google Analytics Tracking Keyword Ranking

Published April 19, 2013 by Brad Knutson

Tracking your search rankings can be a daunting task if you choose to go it alone. SEOmoz is a great tool for tracking your rankings, and you can sign up for a free trial if you would like. Still – many marketing departments and small businesses on a budget find their own ways to track […]

Google Analytics Does April Fools

Google Analytics April Fools

Published April 1, 2013 by Brad Knutson

Like anyone, I enjoy a good April Fools prank. So this morning when I stumbled upon a well designed April Fools trick by Google, I was pleased and amused. Like every other morning, I logged into my Google Analytics account. I check what keywords I received traffic from the previous day, what referral links were […]

Startup SEO Checklist

Startup SEO Checklist

Published March 25, 2013 by Brad Knutson

Small businesses and startups often look to the web as a source of quick growth. Anyone who has started a business from scratch knows the challenges and difficulties that go along with this, and growing a following and customer base online may be more challenging than it sounds. If you would prefer a PDF to […]

Exclude IP From Google Analytics Reports

Google Analytics Exclude IP

Published March 4, 2013 by Brad Knutson

Often times clients of mine will see large spikes in site traffic at the beginning of their websites life. This large amount of traffic shortly after a sites release gets people excited and expecting equal growth very quickly. Often times, companies will send out press releases or internal emails to their employees when a site […]

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