Using Google Analytics Real Time To Monitor Website Visitors

Tips from on how to leverage Google Analytics Real Time monitoring to track visitors and measure social media broadcast performance.

Advanced Web Metrics with Google Analytics, 2nd Edition

Packed with insider tips and tricks, this how-to guide is fully revised to cover the latest version of Google Analytics and shows you how to implement proven Web analytics methods and concepts.

This second edition of the bestselling Advanced Web Metrics with Google Analytics is the perfect book for marketers, vendors, consultants, and Webmasters who want to learn the installation, configuration, tracking techniques, and best practices of Google Analytics.

  • Google Analytics is a free tool that measures Web site effectiveness and helps users better understand how web site performance; this book is a detailed usage guide written by one of the software’s original creators
  • Explains what filters keep data accurate, how to measure Flash usage and tag for e-mail marketing, and what visitor segmentation provides the most useful feedback
  • Examines principles and practices of Web analytics, then shows how to use GA’s reports and how to track dynamic Web pages, banners, outgoing links, and contact forms
  • Discusses advanced setups for configuring goals and filters, how to integrate GA with third-party systems, and how to leverage the new API

Advanced Web Metrics with Google Analytics, Second Edition is valuable for both novice and experienced users of Google Analytics.

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  • cool 

  • I have used it to track visitors to my contests and watch the traffic climb while the clock counts down, but mostly only to track social media. Because the pages fluctuate so quickly depending on who is on your site that moment, it is also good to watch right after you publish a post and it goes out on your feed, this shows you how many people hit your blog right after you publish a post too.

  • This is a great overview of the fun we can have tracking active engagement. What have you used it for besides tracking the activity driven by a social element?

  • Very cool way to watch how effective our social media is working in real time. Very nice.

  • Fluffykins is the name of my 8 year old’s rabbit, he named him.

  • Good overview. I don’t use Real Time Beta a lot, but when I promote a post it’s very helpful in seeing how that promotion does. It’s also useful if I notice an influx of traffic and want to see real-time where it’s coming from.

    Also… fluffykins? =)

  • Funny and I was a little embarrassed at showing only 10-14 at one time, I felt it must be really low. I also only had like 2-3 show up in real time from my tweet during the 2 minutes I waited.

  • Awesome video Justin. I never have that many people on my blog at one time. LOL! Thanks!