How do I determine how successful my channels are? Which of my channels are driving the highest value users? How should I optimize my media mix to capture more high value conversions? If you’re asking these questions, you’re already thinking about your attribution model. What is an Attribution Model? An attribution model is a set of rules that assigns conversion credit to channels along the conversion path. The free version of Google Analytics has 7 standard attribution models. Unsure about the difference between Google Analytics marketing attribution models? Read our alumni’s post here, to get a breakdown of each available and when/why to use them. What is a Data-Driven Attribution Model? Unlike standard attribution models, Data-Driven Attribution uses actual data from your Google Analytics 360 account to build a model for attributing credit to channels for conversions. This effectively creates a custom attribution model that is built using your actual data. … [Read more...] about Data Driven Attribution with GA 360: What, Why, How
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By Samantha Barnes / June 13, 2018 DoubleClick Google Analytics Google Analytics 360 Google BigQuery Google Search Console 13 years, it has gone from a trendy home in an up-and-coming neighborhood to a modern, complex city among a network of other Google products that have spread and expanded their features. Platforms involving AdWords, the DoubleClick ecosystem, databases and app options are all tools that complement Google Analytics’ behavior and acquisition metrics. Instead of traveling back and forth, update your workflow to monitor and tap into multiple tools at once. There are many ways to link, blend and integrate Google Analytics data with other platforms. Here, we’ll go over the different product links that are in the interface for properties. Whether you’re in, SEO, paid search, digital marketing or analytics, it’s important to know what each product is and why it’s important. This will open up ideas for opportunities and user behavior … [Read more...] about The Missing Link: 8 Google Analytics Product Links
Google announced their intentions to rid of last-click attribution and replace it with Google Attribution. Google Attribution is Google's effort to give you a more complete view of the customer journey from start to finish and beyond. Google said this makes it "possible for every marketer to measure the impact of their marketing across devices and across channels -- all in one place, and at no additional cost."This goes across display, video, search, social, and on your site or app. How? Well, Google uses AdWords, Google Analytics and DoubleClick Search to integrate the data to give you a complete picture. This is the graphic that illustrates how Google does this:Google added:Google Attribution also makes it easy to switch to data-driven attribution. Data-driven attribution uses machine learning to determine how much credit to assign to each step in the consumer journey -- from the first time they engage with your brand for early research down to the final click before purchase. … [Read more...] about Google Attribution Merging AdWords, Google Analytics & DoubleClick Search
If you’re a digital marketer these days, odds are extremely good that web analytics is a major part of your toolkit. With its massive adoption in the market, odds are also good that the tool you’re using is Google Analytics. But are you really getting everything you can out of it? Here at Cardinal Path, we help our customers extract the most value they possibly can from data, and that means leveraging the most powerful, obscure, underutilized bells and whistles of Google Analytics’ standard and 360 products. Here’s a checklist that can help ensure you’re taking advantage of the many value-added features within Google Analytics. Enable and activate those core configurations and features! We’ll start out with the basics. There are a lot of settings, configurations and core features to work through, but each of them can be used to help you clean up your data, make reports easier to use, and ultimately help you make data-driven decisions more … [Read more...] about Are you leveraging these underutilized Google Analytics features?
You’re the analytics evangelist for Google. Doesn’t every marketer understand the importance of analytics? With hundreds of thousands or perhaps millions using Google Analytics, why would Google need an evangelist, and what do you see as the most important part of your job? My role at Google is in two parts. In the inward facing part I am the “customer evangelist” as I help shape the vision, direction and features of 13 different Google tools that provide data to customers. In the outward facing role I help the top xx Google customers to leverage data more effectively. The most important part of my role is that I am a small part of larger effort to create a data democracy in the online world. All of the above is distinct from my role as a blogger (evangelizing the use of data in web decision making) and as the co-founder of MarketMotive (providing latest online marketing education and certification). Avinash, following your first book, Web Analytics: An Hour a … [Read more...] about Q&A With Avinash Kaushik, Google Analytics Evangelist & Customer Insight Guru