Most of the the Google Analytics setups I have seen are either borken complexity or are not setup properly. Learn how to greatly improve your Google Analytics configuration with my new Google Analytics audit tool.
First I want you to carefully read the sentence below.
“You lose customers because you can’t trust your Analytics data”.
Yes, it’s that simple. Collecting bad data results in bad business decisions.
There are too many people wasting time and resources on reporting and optimization before having fixed the measurement part.
However, the issue with this out of the box setup is that accounts often contain spam sessions, internal sessions, no or little goal tracking and inaccurate e-commerce tracking. As a result, this can mean inaccurate measurement and can make it harder to identify and debug website issues.
To help you through this we have pulled together a Google Analytics audit checklist which we will continue to keep up to date as Google Analytics roll out any new features. This is the checklist we use to help all of our clients, and we’ve shaped and reformed it over time, hence why we so keen to share it and help other SEOs, digital marketers, and even small business owners who can use GA but want to make the next step up with their setup.
If you are already familiar with Google Analytics and know why something is required or not required then you can just jump to the Audit template, which by itself, is worth the value of this course. If you do want to go through the reason then you can watch videos to figure why something should be checked and audited.