Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Major Drawback of Google Analytics when Compared with Omniture and CoreMetrics

Google analytics has a major drawback on its ecommerce reporting part. It always gives credit to the keywords or referrals used by people last time when they visited the website.

This is a major issue because the ultimate objective of an ecommerce site is sales. Knowing the keywords and referring sources that reasoned the sales is the foremost valuable thing for a website owner, a great clue for repeating the sales.

Websites using Google analytics will get only the keywords and referring sources used by people who purchased the product, the last time they visited the website..  Can Google Analytics maintain it Enterprise Class here also ? YES IT CAN. Here is a way to track the first click with Google analytics..thanks to Patrick Altoft, Director of Search at Leeds based digital & SEO agency Branded3 for providing a simple hack to help Google Analytics maintain its high standards against Omniture and CoreMetrics.

 Read the full post here..
Patrick Altoft is Director of Search at Leeds based digital & SEO agency Branded3.
Patrick Altoft is Director of Search at Leeds based digital & SEO agency Branded3.

2 comments:

  1. This is definitely a major issue and Google should do something about it. I hope they can settle it once and for all.

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