Why and How to Add Heat Mapping to Your Analytics Toolkit

Summarizing and reporting data about your website can be difficult to do in an engaging way. Data tables and complex visualizations from Google Analytics show larger trends, but don’t always communicate what users are doing on the page-level: Heatmaps can help you answer these questions. Many tools are low cost and easy to use, and […]

How Often Should I Check My Website’s Metrics?

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So you’ve identified and begun tracking your site’s most important metrics in Google Analytics. Maybe you’ve even identified the secondary or intermediate metrics that will help you to further segment and analyze your web traffic data. And you know you need to periodically check these metrics to see how your site is performing. But how often should you check? What should your reporting schedule look like?