How Bloggers and Webmasters Violate Your Privacy With Google Analytics

Ari Herzog

of bloggers and other webmasters around the world use a free tool called Google Analytics to track website visitors and click-through metrics. You will also use reasonable endeavours to bring to the attention of website users a statement which in all material respects is as follows : “This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. If the above title drew you in, good. Keep reading. Thousands (millions?)

Who You Are

Ari Herzog

According to Google Analytics , 923 people visited my blog during the month of January 2015. With a wonderful 7% bounce rate (indicating 93% of you are reading more than one page), there was a total of 1,115 sessions. A session is a visit.

Blog Visits Increase Despite No Tweeting

Ari Herzog

The below graphs and data from Google Analytics say the rest. Comparing the present to the past is more evident with data from Quantcast , a company that has measured my site for years. Here is Quantcast data of unique visitors from 2009 to present. The above subject says it all.

30 Tips To Be a Digital Storyteller

Ari Herzog

Use Google Analytics or similar to track metrics. Consider Quantcast and Alexa. Everyone wants to be a blogger. After eight years at it, I know something about digital storytelling.

The 23 Best Free Google Chrome Extensions for Digital Marketers

Webbiquity SMM

SEO extension for Google Chrome that shows Alexa Rank, Compete Rank and Quantcast Rank of the current web page, in addition to information on backlinks, indexed pages, cached pages, socials, Whois, Geo IP location and more. 23: The 29 Best Web Analytics Tools. #24:

Compete Responds To Criticism

Dave Fleet

My primary concern was that, after seeing nearly a 90% variance between their numbers and those from Google Analytics on my own site, I couldn’t trust that their numbers for other sites would be correct. when comparing the traffic numbers for local analytics (google, omniture, etc) to the numbers on Compete.com. Local analytics is more like the apple that helps you understand what’s happening on your site so you can improve your visitor’s experience.

38+ Cool Social Media and Web Tools and Reviews

Webbiquity SMM

And when you log in to PingTags, you can view analytics like how many people scanned your card and which links they clicked. A social media analytics and engagement tool that incorporates search, analytics and engagement capabilities.

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5 Reasons Social Media Measurement is Making You Lie to Yourself

Convince & Convert

Everyone knows that data from Nielsen, Compete, Quantcast, Alexa and their ilk is only semi-accurate unless the site chooses to report actual numbers, so we’ve mostly accepted the fact that website traffic is a dull topic not worth our curiosity or bile.

Data Mining: The Ultimate Guide to Niche Analysis

Viper Chill

Niche research is a little like viewing your website analytics where it’s really pointless checking your stats if they don’t lead to you making any site changes. Quantcast Visitor Demographics. What Does Quantcast Say about the Audience.

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Local SEO Tracking: How to Track Offline Conversions : Whether it’s by custom URLs or custom phone numbers, offline conversions can be tracked thanks to a bit of analytics know-how. It’s my birthday and I have some great news!

ViperChill Monthly Report 4 (My 1st National Press)

Viper Chill

I of course like seeing the traffic go up, but I’m more focused on building a community than seeing some nice spikes in my Google Analytics account. It’s amazing that you share your traffic numbers and analytics for others to learn from. Home What the F ?