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Superweek 2018: take time to hang out with your data

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Last week, I attended my very first Superweek. I now know that this is the best analytics event I ever attended. It's impossible to capture the event in a single post, as it is a single track, 38-talk event, with food and drinks on the side. So instead, I'll focus the main message that I took home from the event. »

Select a Google Analytics dimension with a JavaScript bookmark

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I'm a big fan of JavaScript bookmarks. I use them to automate basic 'if this then that' logic in my browser. Overcoming annoyances in an interface is one of them. In this post, I'll show you how to set up a bookmark to automate dimension selection in the Google Analytics interface. The issue: selecting the page dimension In this example, »

What you should consider before buying a new tool

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When a client asks me: "can you help us implement [tool x]?" or "should we buy [suite a] or [suite b]?", my first reaction is usually a plan to help them implement the tool. What I often forget is the underlying question: why do they think they need this tool? I recently came across two sources »

Automate your app growth report with Python and the Google Analytics API

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In March 2015, I launched a web app for the Dutch Railway Services and I like to check up on the growth of the app every other week or so. The analysis used to consist of several manual steps, but I've recently started working with the Google Analytics API in Python. This allowed me to automate my app growth report. »

Getting started with the Google Analytics Reporting API in Python

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In the Digital Analytics Power Hour podcast on R and Python, they mentioned that Python has quite a steep learning curve compared to R, for example when using the Google Analytics reporting API. During my day-to-day activities, I've been using the reporting API in Python, but I've always had help setting things up. This is why I decided to start »