5 Google Analytics reports you should check to verify your numbers tell the truth!

In this case an image says it all:

Looks familiar? No? I certainly hope this wouldn't happen to you. What happened in all these 3 examples is the start of a well implemented Google Analytics account. Before that the site's owner thought he had a lot of visitors that did a lot of small visits. While the real situation showed him there where a lot less visits, that lasted longer and had more pageviews. But he sold his advertising based on the skewed numbers...

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How to track multiple links from page A to B in Google Analytics

I'm pretty sure a lot of you have dealt with this issue in the past. Someone puts a link on a specific page and after a while they ask you how many clicks it got. But in the main menu and footer are links to the same page also... Google Analytics can only report on how many people went from page A to B, but not which specific link they used.

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Small site? Raise your page load time calculation sample to 100%

A quick post about a new feature Google released quietly: it's possible to raise your site speed sample rate from 10% to 100% if you want. Especially small sites can take advantage of this. How often have you seen this:

A very low sample of pageviews where a page load time calculation is done. This leads to a very bumpy graph in actual page load times. And that is very annoying if you want to analyze your "bring my page load time down" efforts, You can only significantly say something about it if you have at least a week of data. And we all want to see results right away ;)

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