Nou te gen yon sesyon curieux ak yon kliyan kòm yon pati nan kèk analytics training and consultation we're doing with their parent company. As part of their ongoing efforts, they distribute QR Codes, append Google Analytics campaign code, then apply the Google URL rakoursi, ki pèmèt yo avèk presizyon mezire pousantaj repons efò yo.
This is a solid strategy. Analytics alone can't provide you with everything you need because of all the applications that distribute links nowadays that don't append referring data to the request. Analytics knows where you came from by web servers telling the next page where the last page was along with all the information on the client. Since apps don't have a web server… they don't pass data. As a result, you'll want to append campaign code to your shortened URLs before distributing them. We just showed how to add Google Analytics kanpay kòd swiv akHootsuite dènyèman.
Sepandan, li te dekouvri yon bagay pi alarmant ... li te jwenn ke Google te gen klik ki te fèt anvan lyen an te janm kreye! Here's proof – directly in Goo.gl's reporting engine:
And it didn't happen just once… it's all over the place!
It's unfortunate that this data can't be relied upon… but it simply can't be. Through the interface, you can't select date ranges, so Kevin has to manually drag his mouse across the charts to capture dates and clicks to fill out his reporting. I'm surprised that Google doesn't simply incorporate their shortener in with their Analytics and automatically register the campaigns. I'm more surprised, in this day and age where we need to research our site performance, at what a blunder this error is!
Nenpòt moun ki konnen yon manadjè pwodwi sou nan Goo.gl ki ka eksplike sa a?