There's a lot of good stuff coming from the Station Analytics System these days, so if you haven't yet signed up you can read more about it, but I know you're going to like this new batch of enhancements that are rolling out this week. In addition to launching dashboards, we are supercharging the data that is in your Premium Google Analytics account by taking advantage of Custom Variables.
Here are some frequently asked questions around the Station Analytics System (SAS):
Q: What is SAS? A: SAS is the Station Analytics System –it’s comprised of two main parts: the Tag Management System (TMS), which generates a custom analytics tag for all your pages, and dashboards showing your station’s site and stream metrics.
If you have decided to take advantage of the station roll-up feature in the the Station Analytics System (SAS) here are some helpful hints on how to create and setup the web property in Google Analytics.
Login to your Google Analytics account and click into the Admin section. Once in your account you will see your current properties in the first tab. You'll want to click +New Property to get started.
Having trouble getting setup in the Station Analytics System? Not sure what you need in order to get started? Follow the steps below to get your station up and running on the new system and start benefiting from the new tracking tag today!
You may have noticed something cryptic in your keywords reporting - "(not provided)". This item has been creeping up in the ranks for many sites and is now in the top slot for many of our stations. Wondering what this is and what you can do about it? Well, here's some background: The keywords that visitors typed into search engine are usually added to the referring url so that they can be captured by Google Analytics for search engine referrals.
Knowledge is power. A cliche, yes, but it's something that many digital newsrooms forget about when it comes to studying analytics. Or maybe they're selectively ignoring the numbers. Is it because the audience might be too small? Or that story they invested huge resources in is only managing a few retweets and likes on Facebook?