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You will learn to:

  • Configure your Google Analytics dashboard and create customer alerts to improve the accuracy of your reports and get the most out of your data
  • Compare multiple metrics using advanced segments to set actionable KPIs and develop your reporting
  • Understand campaign attribution through the multichannel funnel
  • Use goals to configure funnels and interpret the funnel visualisation report to improve conversion and goal completions
  • Create and interpret content drilldown reports to build more effective webpages and boost your conversion rates

Course availability 

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Central London (SE1 8DJ) £425.00 £450.00 5
Central London £425.00 £450.00 5

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Course information

programme
General Introduction to Google Analytics
  • Understanding what Web Analytics can do for your web site
  • Clarifying how Google stores and uses your data
  • How Google Analytics works
Cookies
  • Understanding how Google uses cookies and the information they track
  • Know the differences between 1st party and 3rd party cookies, persistent and temporary cookies
Importance of Configuring & Customising Google Analytics Properly
  • Understand the Google Analytics Tracking Code (GATC), where to place it and how it can be customised
  • How to verify your Google Analytics setup and troubleshoot common mistakes
  • Implementing Google Tag Manager that allows a single tag to be managed through a simple interface
  • Import cost date, performance metrics from non-Google search engine campaigns
Managing Google Analytics
  • Best practice guidleines for analysing data and how to analyse data trends
  • Creating accounts, setting data sharing preferences, exporting and emailing reports
  • An overview of the Google Analytics dashboard and how to use data visualisations
  • Understand how to create, use and share Dashboards
  • Understand how to create, use and share Shortcuts
  • Adding annotations to reports
  • Create automatic custom alerts (Intelligence Events) to notify you of significant statistical variations in your analytics
  • Explore and understand Real Time Analytics
  • Exercise - Intelligence for AdWords
Universal Analytics - A Change to the Way Data is Collected & Organised
  • Overview of Universal Analytics
Selecting Data to Include in Your Google Analytics Reports
  • Setting date and comparison date ranges, changing the time graph by hour, day, week and month
  • Plot specific rows in a report table in the time graph
  • Segment your data and compare multiple metrics in the same report using Advanced Segments
  • Exercise - Create an Advanced Segment
  • View your data using primary and secondary dimensions in a single report and then use pivot tables to compare groups of data and detect trends
  • Use Weighted Sort to show you the most actionable rows first within your reports
  • Use Custom Dimensions and Custom Metrics to collect and analyse data that Google Analytics doesn’t automatically track like demographic data
  • Learn how to customise standard reports to include information that may be missing
  • Overview of how to select a sampling size and how to refresh report data stored in your browser cache
  • Share templates of Dashboards, Advanced Segments and Custom Reports
  • Use In-Page Analytics to make a visual assessment of how users interact with your web pages
Defining and Measuring Actionable Metrics - Visits, Unique Visitors, Pageview & Time Metrics
  • How Google Analytics calculates Visits, Unique Visitors and Pageviews
  • Learn how Google Analytics uses two different techniques for counting Unique Visitors
  • Understand the Length of Visit Report and how Time on Page and Time on Site are calculated
  • Configuring segmented reports for New vs Returning Visitors, Pageview vs Unique Pageviews...
  • Learn the meaning and causes of '(not set)' appearing in your reports
  • Understand why discepancies in numbers may appear - for example, Visits vs Entrances, Unique Visitors vs Visits in Custom Reports
Understand the Analytics Account Structure
  • Overview of the hierarchy of Accounts, Users, Properties and Views
  • Best practice for structuring and managing Accounts and Views
  • Understanding when and how to create Views, edit settings and manage View assets
  • Learn how to import AdWords data and edit settings
  • An overview of common issues on the management of Google Analytics
Data Filters for View
  • Best practices for using Filters - how Filters work, how to create them and when to apply them...
  • Understand how to create Include and Exclude Filters, Search and Replace Filters
  • How to use Filters and Views together to track certain kinds of traffic such as Googles AdWords traffic
Content Reports
  • Overview of the fundamentals, how to use and interpret Content Reports to report what visitors are doing on your site
  • Understanding the importance of reports for Top Landing Pages, Top Content and how to create Content Drilldown reports
  • Understand Bounce Rate, common reasons why high Bounce Rates occur and how to improve
  • Understand the differences between Exit Rates and Bounce Rates for pages in your site
Traffic Sources
  • Understand the campaign Attribution Model, rules that determine how credit for sales and conversions is assigned to touchpoints in Conversion Paths
  • Overview of Multi-Channel Funnels that show how your marketing channels work together to create sales and conversions
  • Understanding different kinds of traffic sources and how to identify quality traffic and drivers of revenue and conversions
  • How to tag for non-Google PPC campaigns such as Bing Ads, email campaigns, display advertising etc...
  • Determine the origin of self-referrals and solutions to remove them from your reports
Organic Search Traffic
  • Identify opportunities and prioritise your efforts to increase the number of quality organic visitors to your site
  • In-depth reporting for SEO including Geographic reports, Search Query reports, Landing Page reports etc...
  • Enabling and configuring the Search Console (formerly Webmaster Tools) data sharing allong with diagnostic tips
  • Best practice and tips for using the Search Console and analytics SEO reports
Paid Search Tracking - Google AdWords & Bing Ads
  • The benefits of auto-tagging and how to verify if auto-tagging for Google AdWords will work with your website
  • Importing data from an AdWords account into an Analytics account and importing Analytics Goals and Transactions into AdWords
  • Optimise performance by targeting more profitable locations and parts of the day, improving the performance of your landing pages, leveraging Site Search etc…
  • Optimise your campaigns by learning how to uncover which ad positions generate more conversions or transactions
  • Ensure you balance the use of generic and branded keywords to capture a wide range of customers and increase conversion opportunities
  • Track the performance of text ads on Google and Google's Search Network
  • Track the performance of display and video ads on the Content Network as well as audio and TV campaigns
  • Customising Google Analytics to show even richer data and intelligence of Search Marketing campaigns
Social Media Traffic
  • How to analyse the effectiveness of inbound links from Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+
  • Set up Goals and/or Ecommerce tracking in order to see values in your reporting
  • Understand the elements of social impact - Network Referrals, Conversions, Landing pages and Social Plugins
  • Identify social networks referring the highest quality traffic, uncover how people are talking about and engaging with your site
  • Uncover how to replicate successful content and build relationships with those who frequently link to your site
  • Set up Social Plug-In Analytics to learn what Google '+1' and Facebook 'Like' buttons are clicked and for which content
  • Troubleshooting your Google '+1' analytics
Campaign Tracking
  • Best practices for tagging links
  • How to track Google and non-Google (Microsoft Bing Ads, Yahoo, email etc...) campaigns using manual tagged links
  • Tracking and using reports for Google AdWords campaigns, how and when to use auto-tagging for Google Analytics
Goals & Funnels
  • The purpose of using Goals, understanding Goal types, assigning Goal values and how to interpret their reports
  • Assigning meaningful values to Goals and understanding how Goal conversions differ from transactions
  • How to use and configure funnels, how to interpret the Funnel Visualisation report and tips on best practice
  • Exercise - Setting up a Goal and Funnel
  • How Google Analytics and Google AdWords conversion metrics are calculated differently
  • Importing Google Analytics Goals and Ecommerce transactions into Google AdWords
  • How the Goal Flow Report visualises the path your visitors travelled through a Funnel towards a Goal
  • How Funnel Visualisaton and the Goal Flow report compare
  • Troubleshooting such as Goals are not being tracked correctly, Visitors dropping out of Funnels, incorret attribution of Entrance pages
Ecommerce Tracking
  • How to enable and track e-commerce using Goal Value and Ecommerce revenue metrics
Internal Site Search
  • The importance of internal Site Search, understanding the metrics and how to configure in Google Analytics
  • Interpreting the Site Search Usage, Terms, Start Pages, and Destination Pages reports
Event Tracking & Virtual Pageviews
  • Understanding when best to use Virtual Pageviews and Event tracking
  • Best practice for tracking PDF downloads, tracking outbound links, handling redirects…
who should attend?

Marketers and analysts who want to gain a better understanding of what Google Analytics has to offer, which reports to use and how to interpret and act on the data in those reports. This course is designed for individuals who have used Google Analytics previously but either have little experience in using the tool or are just looking to refresh and fine tune their knowledge.

Previous delegates include:

  • Online Communications Officer (Brit Insurance)
  • Web Resources Officer (Tenant Services Authority)
  • Assistant Marketing Manager (Marie Stopes International)
  • Marketing Manager (ADMS Europe)
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tutors

Mike Rogers F IDM, Managing Director, Optimize

Mike is Managing Director of Optimize, a specialist search engine marketing and conversion optimisation agency which provides independent SEM services, consultancy and training to clients in the UK and overseas. Services include search engine optimisation, pay per click and Google Analytics. Mike has worked in SEM for over 10 years and has developed and implemented SEO and PPC strategies for clients such as the BBC, Dyson, Kodak, Nationwide, Parcelforce, Toshiba, Yell.com and the YHA.

venue

IDM Head Office

With two state-of-the-art training suites complete with interactive white boards, a prestigious boardroom equipped with a 70" multi-touch interactive plasma screen and a cafe dining area with relaxation zone, the IDM has created an inspiring training location.

testimonials
Excellent! Very comprehensive and relevant from start to finish. Covered the basics to the more advanced options and capabilities available within Google Analytics without being too technical

Diana King,
Marketing Consultant, DMK Marketing

I'm looking forward to getting back and putting this all in practice

Katherine Hesketh,
Online Comms Officer, Brit Insurance

This course has provided tools for effective management of GA with insight of how to collect data and make meaningful business decisions. Real life examples of best practice GA provides a clear understanding of the power of the tools available

Richard Lewis,
Campaign Manager, Confused.com

A great one day course with the opportunity to answer specific questions and tailor to people in the room.

Nicola Longfoot,
Copywriter, Open Fundraising

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