Google Analytics Visitor Segmentation: Users, Sequences, Cohorts!

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My love for segmentation knows no bounds. Whether you do online, offline or nonline analysis, or just like to randomly play with data, insights arrive faster with segmentation. In fact, I've gone so far as to say: "All data in aggregate is crap." That's certainly a bit melodramatic, but beyond the most bare bones "ahh, I see something is happening," you can't get anywhere with aggregate data. To assist your quest for faster, smarter insights, I've defined the Segmentation Selector Framework (Acquisition, Behavior, Outcomes), shared downloadable versions of my favorite segments, Non-Flirts, Social, Long Tail, and recommended the mating of custom reports with advanced segments (downloads provided there too!). We…

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Multi-Channel Attribution Modeling: The Good, Bad and Ugly Models

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There are few things more complicated in analytics (all analytics, big data and huge data!) than multi-channel attribution modeling. We have fought valiant battles, paid expensive consultants, purchased a crazy amount of software, and achieved an implementation high that is quickly, followed by a " gosh darn it where is my return on investment from all this?" low. A lot of that is because of all the stuff we don't know. There is lots of missing data. And as if that were not enough, there is lots of unknowable data. Neither of which has stopped Gurus and Masters and Agency High Priests from trumpeting here's the next thing directly from…

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