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Google Launches Google Analytics Forums
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Google PagesAnyone whose used the Help Center over at Google knows that it leaves something to be desired in regards to Google Analytics, and other topics. Sure, you seem to always find something related, but not quite enough to help you out.

Google Analytics Gets A Handle On Flash
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Flash content has long posed a lot of problems for the search and webmaster communities.  Now Google – and more specifically, the newly introduced Google Analytics Tracking For Adobe Flash – intends to solve at least a few of them.

Tips for Using Google to Get Holiday Clicks & Conversions
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We’re quickly approaching the end of October. For businesses, that can only mean one thing. The holiday season is nigh! For online businesses, this means that it’s time to kick-start the tactics you should have been using all year. The clock has already begun to tick for getting people to your site and for you to cash in on online shopping for the holidays.

Google Analytics Upgraded Left And Right
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Google seems to be embracing the Halloween spirit a little early this year.  Its announcement regarding two new Analytics features might be interpreted as a trick, for example, since they’re in private beta without a release date.  Then, for a treat, there’s not one but four new features that should arrive much sooner.

Dealing With Bounce Rates And Hippos
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Generally when hippos enter the conversation there are only a few directions the conversation can go; none of these directions tend to lead to well-heeled executives. Avinash Kaushik, author of Web Analytics: An Hour a Day, follows no such arbitrary narrative rules.

Google Analytics Takes On TV Campaigns

At least a couple pieces of evidence and another few rumors have suggested that Google TV Ads is struggling.  Yet with the introduction of Analytics reports on the matter, it seems Google is willing to let people see for themselves.

Google Analytics Admits Errors, Data Loss
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Human nature being what it is, people often find a way to complain about excellent free products.  Yet following an admission that Google Analytics experienced errors for most of a week and permanently lost some data, users are taking the news rather well.

Google’s New Benchmarking Tool

Google Urchin Vs. Google Analytics

If you remember correctly, Google bought the Urchin Software Corporation in 2005, and reformed Urchin software to Google Analytics. The one major change in the software was that Google allowed Analytics to be free.

Google Announces Urchin Software Now Public
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Google has announced that the Urchin Software is now in public beta and can be downloaded at urchin.com.

Google says the software is similar to Google Analytics but you install and manage the software on your own servers. The company says the beta software "should only be used for evaluation purposes," and it is not recommended for production environment.

Tracking Blog Effectiveness

There are a lot of data points that can be meaningful for tracking blog effectiveness.

That is, tracking what happens when visitors arrive at and engage with your blog content. It really comes down to the purpose of your blog. Metrics for a blog that’s focused on making a web site more search engine friendly by adding crawlable content and attracting links is quite different than a blog that’s meant to build thought leadership or brand credibility.

Many Analytics Vendors to Choose From

CMS Watch today rejected the snowball of hype suggesting that Google Analytics and Omniture are the only remaining solid choices for Web Analytics.

For mid-sized and larger enterprises in particular, and buyers in the UK and Europe, there are many established vendors who can provide advanced analytics functionality.

Google Loose with Editorially Approved Links

In an earlier post I chastised Google for giving straight links to partners, However now I’ve found a whole bunch more…

New Google Analytics Features Showing Up

There’s no official announcement from Google, but we’re seeing new features showing-up in Google Analytics.

It appears you’ll be able to compare different data points…

5 Free Or Cheap SEO Tracking Tools
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There are a number of free or inexpensive search analytics tools available out there, and this article will outline a few of them that have gotten rave reviews.

7 Steps to Get Your New Site Indexed in 24 hours
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Most SEO’s will advise you to buy an existing site/domain (lots of age benefit), but there are times when you need to start from scratch with a fresh domain.

It can sometimes take a couple of weeks to get a new domain indexed by Google (even longer to start ranking!). In order to speed up the process of getting your site indexed quickly, even in 24 hours, follow the steps outlined below:

1) Create 5 pages of content

Skip the “under construction” page and write several pages of real content, at least a few paragraphs.

Enabling Google Analytics Site Search

You can now log-in to your Google Analytics account to start enabling the new Site Search feature for a site of yours.

O’Reilly’s Google Analytics 101

Have you ever wondered how to adjust analytics to be fully functional without having to sell the farm to get what you need to be able to improve your websites? Google Analytics is the answer, right?

Affiliate Summit: Monetizing Communities

At the Affiliate Summit in Miami today Lee Dodd, President, Zydeca Partners and Jeremy Schoemaker (ShoeMoney), President, ShoeMoney Media Group spoke on how to monetize community and social networks during a panel discussion.

Performancing Metrics Rises From Dead

I’m constantly looking for a nice, quick and easy blog stats. Google Analytics is a great program, but it’s a bit complex for my daily checks. I’ve tried quite a few and recently Performancing Metrics came back online. It’s not really a new service, but it is a great step forward.

New Google Analytics Features

After receiving numerous requests for the same features, Google Analytics has added some new features. They include: