Where is the Old Version of Google Analytics Reports?

Google Analytics recently switched all accounts to the new reporting interface. Earlier there used to be a link on top right hand corner to switch between old version and new version but that link is no longer there. Don’t worry the old version is still there but the link has now been moved to the bottom of the page. Not sure how long the old version will live but for now it is there. I suggest you get used to the new version as quickly as you can.

Tracking Campaigns in both Google Analytics and Omniture Site Catalyst

If you are using both Google Analytics and Omniture Site Catalyst then you know that both these tools require different campaign variables to track campaigns. So what are the ways you can satisfy the requirements of both the tools so that you can see campaign performance in both of them.

Option 1 (Best Option): Use multiple query parameters

For GA you should use utm_campaign, utm_source, utm_medium

For Omniture add another parameter say ocid

Example: http://gapremium.com?ocid=123&utm_campaign=spring&utm_source=msn&utm_medium=banner

Option 2: Use one set of variables for one tools and convert them for other tool

For example: If you have GA enabled campaigns with only utm_campaign, utm_source and utm_medium already running then you can campture google campaign variables in javascript code , concatenate them to create a single value and then set that value in Omniture s.campaign variable.

Example:

http://gapremium.com?ocid=123&utm_campaign=spring&utm_source=msn&utm_medium=banner

Capture all the Google Analytics campaign variables in a JavaScript code as

campaignvalue = ‘spring : msn : banner’

The set this as the value for s.campaign value in Omniture

s.campaign = campaignvalue;

Get Google Analytics Help When You Need It

GAPremium is a Google Analytics expert consulting company.  We know Google Analytics in and out and that’s what we focus on.  If you need help with Google Analytics then we have the resources for you.

How is GAPremium Different from other Analytics Consulting Companies?

  1. We only focus on Google Analytics and related technologies only.
  2. We offer support for Google Analytics when you need and never lock you in for a long term contract
  3. Even if you need someone for few hours then we have the resources for you.
  4. We support your business 7 days a week

For Companies

  1. Get help when you need and as much you need. Minimum 1 hour commitment
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Contact us today at support@gapremium.com for a no obligation initial consultation.

Google Analytics Event Tracking Builder Sheet V1

Event Tracking gets compiles when you have to track multiple events on a site. Not only you have to know the right syntax but also you have to keep track of all the values you are using for Category, Actions and Labels. To make your life easy we are releasing the V1 of Event Tracking Builder Sheet. This sheet will help you in getting organized and also provide you a code that you can copy and paste on the actions that you want to track as events.

 

Download Your Event Tracking Builder Sheet

 

Also, see Tracking Non Google Analytics Campaign Parameters in Google Analytics

Other Downloads:
Download your copy of the Google Analytics Campaign Tracking Sheet

Google Analytics Campaign Tracking Made Easy

We have just released V1 of Google Analytics Campaign Tracking Sheet. This sheet makes it easy for you to keep track of the campaign your are running and also allows you to easily build a tracking URL that you can copy and paste.

Please send us your feedback so that we can improve this sheet. Feel free to tweet about this and share the love.

V2 is already in works and will be released shortly.

Download your copy of the Google Analytics Campaign Tracking Sheet

Also see How to Track Campaigns in Google Analytics

How to Change the Default Row Limit in Exporting Google Analytics Data

When you use the “Export” functionality in Google Analytics, you are able to export the data that from the report that is currently showing on your screen. Since most of the reports have a 500 row limit you can only export up to 500 rows by default. However there is a workaround for that.

Changing the Number of Rows Exported

As explained in article “How to Change the 500 Row Limit in Google Analytic Reports”  you can change the view on your screen to show more than 500 rows.  If you use this hack to change the data displayed on your screen and then use “Export” functionality then you will be able export more than 500 rows.  For example, if you want to export 2500 rows then

  1. Change the number of rows in the URL of the report see belowhttps://www.google.com/analytics/web/#report/content-pages/a26989140w6400164p6618633/%3Fexplorer-table.rowStart%3D0%26explorer-table.rowCount%3D500%26_.advseg%3Duser2093821913/

    to

    https://www.google.com/analytics/web/#report/content-pages/a26989140w6400164p6618633/%3Fexplorer-table.rowStart%3D0%26explorer-table.rowCount%3D2500%26_.advseg%3Duser2093821913/

  2. Now you should see 2500 rows in your report
  3. Click on Export Button
  4. Your export with 2500 rows should be ready in few seconds

How to Export and Share Google Analytics Reports

Google Analytics has a very easy interface to export data out of Google Analytics and/or share your data with others.

In the top section you will see a menu for “Email” and “Export” functionality.

Export

The drop down has 4 options

  1. CSV – CSV means Comma Separated Values . The output you will get is all you data separated by a comma. You can open this file using whatever editor you prefer e.g. notepad, excel.  This can also be imported into a database.
  2. TSV – TSV means Tab Separated Value.  The output is just like CSV except that there is a tab between each data field instead of a comma. The data can be opened with notepad, excel or can be imported into a database.
  3. TSV for Excel – Is very similar to TSV
  4. PDF – The output in this case is a PDF file. Use this option if you want a static snapshot and don’t want anyone to mess with the data

For Exporting,  choose the format you want from the drop down box and you will see the report in the format you chose.

 Email

With the email option you can set the email to be a onetime event or a recurring email that goes out Daily, Weekly, Monthly or Quarterly.  Just like Export function it also allows you to email the data in 4 formats, CSV,TSV, TSV for Excel and PDF.

 

Note: When you use these options, the reports that will be exported or emailed will have the same settings e.g. row count, filters etc. that you see on your screen.