7 Must-Use Google Analytics Features

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Discover the Hidden Treasures in your Adwords campaigns with these 7 Must Use Analytics Features from Broadplace’s Jamie Ludlow

 

Chart Data By Hour of the Day

Go to Acquisition -> Adwords -> Hour of Day

You can then choose what you would like to view and see it in a visual graph to easily identify trends based on the time of the day over the date range you have selected.

 Analysing GA Data 1

 

Destination URLs

Go to Acquisition -> Adwords -> Destination URLs

You can then view the landing pages that are driving the most revenue and have the highest CR to help make decsions as to which pages you should be driving traffic to, to increase sales.

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Google Analytics Tools – Destination URLs

 

Monitoring Shopping Categories/Brands

Go to Acquisition -> Adwords -> Shopping Campaigns

Here you can view your shopping campaigns and see how they are performing at campaign level and you can also select to view performance by category, product and brand level. This will help you to identify specific brands or product groups that are driving the most revenue which you can prioritise in a high priority campaign and assign more budget to.

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Shopping Campaigns

 

Review Top Selling Products

Go to Conversions -> Ecommerce -> Product Performance

Here you can view the product performance for Ecommerce clients. You can sort by revenue to see which products are driving the most revenue and these are the products you will want to focus the budget on. Another good tip is to sort by average price and see high value items that are selling as these will bring higher margins and more revenue so they are good items to focus on too. If you have a shopping campaign it would make sense to put these top sellers in a high priority campaign.

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Top Selling Product Review

 

Monitoring Time Delay Before Purchasing

Go to Conversions -> Multi-Channel Funnels -> Time Lag

Here you can see how long people take to convert after visiting the site. If you just want to see the data for Adwords visits then you need to make sure the Adwords option is selected.

If you see that most people don’t impulse buy and take time to convert then that is a great opportunity to offer them remarketing. Also if a client is asking why sales are so slow on a particular day you can mention that they only make 66% of sales on the day people click through to the site and they can expect to see an extra 33% of sales from that traffic over the next 30 days for example.

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Monitoring Time Delay Before Purchase

 

See Where Your Campaigns/Ad Groups Have Assisted Conversions in other Channels

Go to Conversions -> Multi-Channel Funnels -> Assisted Conversions

This allows you to identify campaigns, ad groups, keywords that have assisted conversion in other channels. This can be broken down at campaign, ad group or keyword level.

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Assisted Conversions

 

Attribution Modelling

Go to Conversions -> Attribution -> Model Comparison

Attribution modelling is quite complex and would warrant a whole training itself, but its useful to be aware of the basics. The model comparison tool, lets you compare different attribution models and see how much revenue has been generated based on that model. Personally I prefer ‘linear’ because this gives all channels an equal contribution to the overall conversion value rather than giving all of the credit to the first or last click which happens in first/last click modelling, but this can change based on the business goals.

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Attribution Modelling

Again if you just want to look at Adwords data, make sure you have Adwords selection at the top.

 

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 By Broadplace Account Manager, Jamie Ludlow

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