Here’s again the last post of the month saved for the top 5 interesting Google Analytics related resources I found on other sites. Here are the five for August – you may want to bookmark those as they can be very useful:
This post covers the types of spam and some common mistakes and offers a solution for the referral spam with a simple include filter of your hostname / related hostnames.
The LunaMetrics guys explain why the count of clicks in the Search Analytics report in Google Search Console (formerly Google Webmaster Tools) doesn’t match the count of sessions in Google Analytics for the source Google and medium organic. They explain why they’re different, how both are measured and more.
Simo Ahava continues his post on form abandonment tracking with an example how to track the time users spend on your form fields, using the User Timings hit type and sending the data for just one form.
LunaMetrics post again, explaining how to identify your visitors with unique User-IDs, configure GTM to collect the User-ID and assign it to users, configure the User ID settings in Google Analytics and configure a User-ID View.
Another post by Simo Ahava about the recent update to Google Tag Manager, called Tag sequencing. It facilitates the sequential firing of tags and you can specify a setup and a cleanup for each tag in your container.