The Value of Direct Traffic in Google Analytics and How to Report on It

Research from W3Techs suggests that more than half (54.4 percent) of all websites on the Internet use Google Analytics, including popular sites like YouTube, Tumblr, Reddit and even WordPress. Google Analytics offers in-depth traffic analyses on a wide variety of metrics, but in my experience, one of the most telling is direct traffic. Here’s what … Continue reading "The Value of Direct Traffic in Google Analytics and How to Report on It"

Google Analytics Tips for Ecommerce

The stakes are high. Really high. Global retail ecommerce was worth $1.55 trillion USD in 2015 (that’s trillion with a “T”), and it’s predicted to top $4 trillion by 2020. By comparison, it brought in “only” $342.96 billion in the United States last year. Amazon held the top spot with $79.3 billion in annual sales, followed … Continue reading "Google Analytics Tips for Ecommerce"