Powerful new features in Google Analytics

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Google has recently released some amazing new functionality for it’s free (!) service Google Analytics. If you’re already using GA, make sure to update your tracking code to the new version.

Screenshot of new Google Analytics features including ability to track multiple=

By far, the coolest new feature is the ability to track independent metrics against each other to see how they correlate. For instance, you could compare page views and completed goals to see if there was any relation.

Here are some of the new features:

* Event Tracking – This allows you to track events on any page, separate from page views. For example: any Flash-driven element, embedded AJAX page elements, page gadgets/widgets, file downloads, load times for data and more.

* Automatic detection for SSL/HTTPS (you used to have to insert different code for http and https).

* Ability to graph multiple data points at once

* Six new languages

* Tracking pages in multiple accounts

* Subdomain tracking

* Visitor tracking across domains

* E-commerce transactions tracking

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Ryan Carson

Ryan is the CEO and Founder of Treehouse an online technology school that teaches you how to code, how to start a business, how to make websites, iPhone/iPad apps and Android apps. Previously Ryan founded Carsonified (acquired 2011) and DropSend (acquired 2008). Ryan was born in 1977 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He graduated from Colorado State University in 2000 with a degree in Computer Science. He then moved to the United Kingdom to pursue a bit of adventure and fun and ended up meeting Gillian, getting married and having two wonderful boys. He and his family now live in Portland Oregon. Feel free to follow him at @ryancarson or check out his blog at ryancarson.com


0 comments on “Powerful new features in Google Analytics

  1. Thanks Ryan – I’ll check those features out; some of them look pretty useful actually! I have to say it’s amazing how far GA has come in such a short space of time..


  2. Hey Ryan my signature (hyperlink) seems to have disappeared from my previous post and the formatting of this page appears a bit strange now (at least on my browser) – there is a wooden floor background to the comments form and the meny items on the right seem to have moved down the page and over the wooden floor background.
    Maybe I should start using Mozilla? (I use IE7 – sorry all!!!)

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  4. Google really livin it up huh.. something like that would really help..
    To Simos ,i use IE7 and this web still looks fine on my screen.