Dear dashboard obsessors, I am concerned about your zeal and overall passion for the tools we call dashboards. Let me start by saying that I am not down on dashboards, I make dashboards all the time. I believe dashboards are an integral piece to the process of gaining insights from the data we collect. But I…Continue Reading “A Letter to Dashboard Addicts”
Starting a thought provoking video-series on the intersection of psychology and analytics. How do they work together? What’s the role of psychology in the relationships we develop with our clients? What role does psychology play in understanding user behavior as an analyst? How can we deal with our emotions and how to cope with both…Continue Reading “What do Psychology and Digital Analytics have in common? More than you might think!”
Last month we started a new series about content analytics. In the first article, ‘Social Media in the age of free, unlimited information. Do people really want to be lied to?’, I presented the reasoning behind companies’ and publications’ decisions to choose flawed KPIs to measure their achievements and to track their performance. This next…Continue Reading “The four business models for the content industry and the KPIs you should never use”
Our Cognetik “Plug & Play” Cloud Connector is now available for free, to the benefit of marketers and analysts worldwide!
– Marketers and analysts can now use our Cognetik Cloud Connector to get their Adobe Analytics, Facebook Ads, Facebook Pages, AdWords, Bing Ads, and Kochava data in Tableau.
– This is the only free connector of its kind, saving time & money for Tableau users worldwide
I’ve enjoyed a rich career in the digital analytics industry for just under a decade and I am excited to have joined Cognetik as the Executive Director of Client Success. During my career in Analytics, I had the opportunity to lead amazing teams in midsize to enterprise-size implementations, analyses, data visualization and optimizations. I also…Continue Reading “The four questions to ask before starting an analytics initiative”
Using segments is one of the most crucial tools in doing analysis. I’m sure many analysts started on the road to analysis with simple reports in Google Analytics and got themselves in trouble using segments in a faulty way. It even happens on occasion to the best Sr. Analysts. Let’s consider the experience of a…Continue Reading “The adventures of a junior analyst in the realm of segments”
Today is an exciting day for us! Jenn Kunz and I just boarded our flights for Romania, home of the ‘other half’ of Cognetik. We’re thrilled and humbled to announce the start of our Grand Analytics Tour in Romania, a series of free public events in 3 major cities, meant to share the wisdom and…Continue Reading “The Grand Analytics Tour in Romania: Raising a New Generation of Young Analysts”
How do you simultaneously help boost a test-driven culture, conveniently monitor test results and measure more KPIs than just the main conversion variable you set up in your testing tool? Simple, build an A/B Test Dashboard. With the help of your developer and account manager for the A/B Testing tool you use, you can implement…Continue Reading “Why You Should Build an A/B Test Dashboard”
One of the biggest downsides of using only Google Analytics to track your data for high-traffic websites is the automated sampling, where results are no longer fully-relevant for the entire data-set, but rather for a small portion of your audience. As a result, you have less accurate data and you cannot benefit from the full…Continue Reading “Google Analytics vs BigQuery: What is the better tool for my data? Advantages and downsides of each solution”
Last week I attended the Adobe UnSummit and heard a talk from Michael Helbling that caught my attention. Michael didn’t talk about some new analytics tool, he didn’t even talk about technology, he talked about people. As I’ve reflected on this talk more, I realized that so much of the content we produce in the…Continue Reading “A practical guide to improving your emotional intelligence and the way you do business”