Updated: 8/8/23 When it comes to Google Analytics views, there is good news and bad news. The bad news is that technically Views no longer exist in GA4. The good news, however, is that we can use report filters to replicate much of the same functionality that we liked about views from the days of Universal Analytics.
Browse our GA4-specific content or check out the full, 1-hour GA4 beginner’s tutorial here.
The user engagement metric in GA4 is a new change to Google Analytics relative to the days of Universal Analytics. It is both used to log time (using engagement_time_msec event parameter) and it’s an event that you will see in your GA4 reports. It’s a foundational metric that has direct implications for calculated metrics like engagement rate, bounce rate, and more.
In this guide you’ll learn about GA4 user engagement and how to better understand your Google Analytics 4 reports.
If you are looking for Google Analytics search terms you are looking for one of two things. If you’re looking for searches that took place on your website, you need to use the view_search_results enhanced measurement event. If you’re looking for what specific search terms your visitors typed into Google before they found your website, you need to link Google Search Console with GA4.
The good news is that either is a pretty quick process. You should be able to complete it in 4 minutes or less.
UPDATED: 8/11/23 Google Analytics 4 (GA4) is now the only option for collecting data with Google Analytics. But there are problems with GA4, at least for those of us who used and loved Universal Analytics (UA). In this author’s opinion, the new platform is still not yet as good as UA was. Let’s review 4 common GA4 problems and explore what options we have.Read more
Updated: 11/11/23 Are you trying to see what page a visitor was on before they arrived on another specific page? Good news! You can use the referrer dimension to see data about the previous page in Google Analytics 4. Here’s what you need to know about page referrer in GA4.Read more
Updated: 11/7/23 Users are unique individuals who are doing things on your website or app. In this article, we’ll define GA4 users and demystify Active Users vs. Total Users vs. New Users vs. Returning Users.
We’ll also show how to build an audience of returning users. If you make it to the end, there’s a 1-page PDF with all of the consolidated information on all the user groups.Read more
Updated 11/7/23 There’s a lot to learn with Google Analytics 4. If you have been struggling to wrap your head around the new Google Analytics, this GA4 FAQ is for you.operty type.
UPDATED: 11/1/23 In Google Analytics 4 you need to register new event parameters as custom dimensions in order to see the data in all of your GA4 reports.
Are you an absolute wizard with regular expressions in GA4? If so, this blog is almost certainly not for you. If, however, you are are new to regex and / or GA4, you’ve come to the right place. Welcome to the unpretentious and (hopefully) practical guide to regex for GA4. We’ll learn about some regex basics and review 4 specific ways we can use regular expressions in Google Analytics 4.
Updated: 11/11/23 UTM parameters are simply little bits of tracking information appended to the end of a URL in a link. They communicate with Google Analytics and can provide a great deal of helpful information for digital marketers that use them properly. Whether you’re entirely new to Google Analytics UTM parameters or used UTMs with the prior version of Google Analytics, this guide has you covered.Read more