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Google Analytics’ default sample threshold is set at 250,000 rows of data, after which a sample subset is used to represent the results of the whole. However, sampling saves processing time at the expense of accuracy, so this tutorial shows followers how to overcome GA’s sampling limitations.
This tutorial by Ryan Praskievicz on RyanPraski.com shows followers how to combine the data tracking power of Google Analytics with the data manipulation of Microsoft Excel by using Google Analytics API and Python to provide more actionable insight into website visitor data.
Google has announced Google Tag Manager V2, with improvements including a new interface, more 3rd-party templates, and a new API.
An overview of major site analytics tools that can help with analytic architecture.
Magento is a platform designed to help businesses host and grow their ecommerce presence. Their user dashboard displays data sets concerning product performance, statistics, and general account maintenance. However, the native service lacks in psychographic analysis that modern online portals require to be successful.
Google billing API to help developers rein in costs. Planville's API integrates its Ireland and UK event tracking service. Plus: 12 new APIs.
Of the many APIs we published this week, ten were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those ten, which included the CoolClimate Calculator API. CoolClimate is a survey that allows users to answer various carbon footprint related questions to get an estimate on the tons of carbon they emit into the environment each year. The API gives developers the freedom to integrate this survey with third party apps. On top of emission estimates, the survey provides information on how to decrease carbon emissions. To learn more about the CoolClimate Calculator API visit the CoolClimate site as well as the CoolClimate API blog post.
Google has launched the Google Analytics Metadata API to simplify data discovery. YAY launches a stock image API. Plus: the business side of the API economy, want To reach me? call my API, and 10 new APIs.
Google Analytics' Content Experiments API. SOA Software's Lifecycle Manager for APIs. Plus: Cloud Machine Translation Platform releases an API, Mastercard fraud scoring API picked up by Klount, and 10 new APIs.
Today brings the release of the long anticipated Google Maps app and SDK for iOS. Data Visualization provider Tableau previews their Google Analytics connector. Plus: TinEye's color search API adds to its image recognition platform and 12 new APIs.
Instagram pulls photos from Twitter's stream. Gilt Groupe signs up Google Analytics. Plus: Scraping websites can stand in place of APIs, how to put together an API support team, and 11 new APIs.
A mobile app using the Google Analytics API ran into a really good problem to have. It got popular. The Analytiks app had enough users that it was frequently going beyond the 50K requests per day allotted to each developer. Each users has to authenticate, but then all share a single pool of requests. By contrast, the Twitter API's per-user limit makes more sense.
Google has just announced that over 40 new metrics and dimensions have been added to the Google Analytics API. The new data points can be queried using the Core Reporting API and allow developers to create reports similar to those found in the Google Analytics Web interface.
The Google AppEngine API announced a price cut for Virtual IP based SSL. AT&T plans a developer event focused solely on its Speech API. Plus: Google Analytics Users Great Event this October in Boston, Pearson releases its 7th API and 5 other new APIs.
Understanding the mind of the consumer is the crux of any marketing campaign, and having the ability to monitor whether these efforts are working or not is priceless. Thanks to Google's release of Multi-Channel Funnels in Google Analytics last year, this is a possibility. There have been numerous requests that this data be made available via an API, and finally it's here, Google has released the Multi-Channel Funnels Reporting API.
Last week we attended Google's developer conference, along with over 5,000 others. The company was so rife with announcements that many didn't make it to the keynote stage. That was the case with just about all of the API updates, including a handful of impressive new features in the popular Google Maps API.
As Google continues to set the bar for website analytics, Hootsuite, the social media management service, is promoting its ability to create sophisticated visualizations based on data available through the Google Analytics API. In the crowded world of social management and analytics tools, Hootsuite is poised somewhere between a multichannel social publishing platform and social analytics tool. Their recent focus on data visualization shows just how important the analytics part of the business is. While Hootsuite offers a free entry-level service the advanced Google Analytics integration is only available to paid subscribers.
Our API directory now includes 81 analytics APIs. The newest is the Clarabridge API. The most popular by far, in terms of mashups, is the Google Analytics API. We list 49 Google Analytics mashups which is seven times more than the nearest API. Below you'll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of analytics APIs.
Every site needs promotion, right? That means your new site could use a quick boost from what others have already created. This post will cover some marketing APIs, as part of our Site in a Box series.
Google Analytics is one of the most popular, and free, ways to track web site statistics. It is not uncommon for web masters to use Google Analytics to monitor several different domains, possibly using more than one Google account to do so. But while Google Analytics is a powerful tool, getting a concise overview of these separate statistics can be difficult. The folks at Trakken GmbH thought so too, and so they used the Google Analytics API to create Trakkboard.
If you've ever wanted to know what's happening with your web site as it's happening, you may want to take a look at real-time web site analytics provider Chartbeat. It's a new and very slick service that provides a rich set of real-time analytics. They offer a range of useful tools like their Real-time Dashboard (shown below), traffic alerts (ex: get an email if you've got an above average burst of site visitors), and their API (our chartbeat API Profile).
Google Analytics, the feature-rich website analytics tool, has been available for free to web developers since 2006. However, access to the service has been completely browser-based, limiting the ability for developers to create new reporting tools, widgets, or clients for mobile devices. After a long wait, the popular service has finally opened up now that Google has announced the availability of the Analytics Data Export API (our Google Analytics API profile).