On July 13, 2017, Google changed the way it collects data for their Search Analytics reports to provide “better accounting for results in lower positions. This change might cause increase in impressions, but also a decrease in average position.” But how did it affect your metrics, and are their other changes hiding behind the confusion?
Just when it looked like the spam referrals in your web site traffic reports was fading away, a new source appears — this time from China: Foxweber (a.k.a. KingDatas, a Beijing Company). Google Analytics has long been a target for referral spam – someone leaving fake referral visits in website traffic reports to entice them […]
Tired of downloading Search Analytics data from Google Search Console (Webmaster Tools) to compensate for only having the last 90 days of data available? Manually appending each month to your Excel worksheets? Did you know that Analytics Edge can do it all for you? With the Analytics Edge Core Add-in and the Google Search Connector, […]
Yes, it really is possible – I did it! OK, so maybe I have a bit of experience with Google Analytics, but since I never actually tried to get my Google Analytics Individual Qualification (GAIQ) certification, when Jeff Sauer asked if I’d recommend his new Google Analytics course, I thought this would be a good exercise. […]
Google Analytics recently started reporting (not set) queries in the Google Analytics SEO reports, raising concerns that they have started hiding data. The reality is that they have never reported the full list of queries, and have just now made that fact obvious. If you had been saving your search queries for the past year […]