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Hey - where does the reservations link come from, and if we owned the business could we control where / how it comes in ? Thanks!

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=pizza%20express%20holborn&oq=pizza%20express%20holborn%20&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l5.4549j0j4


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This is automatically added by Google and cannot be changed, but can be removed https://support.google.com/business/answer/6218037
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Google My Business Reporting?
Looking to report on impressions, CTR etc.. on clients my business (google local) pages, is this possible through an API ?

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+Paul Bibby  good solution, for clicks only. Impressions is, in my eyes, more important as the intent is to view location details when on the move on a mobile.
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Would a session on creating automated reports through supermetrics, analytics edge, and Google docs be of interest? Including some interactive bits... avoiding the heck out of pivot tables ... 
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You've not met PowerPivot then ;-). Highly recommend you have a look. Advanced data modelling and columnar compression engine all in the familiar environment of Excel. 
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Comment Spam ? 
Seeing quite a lot of comment spam aimed at a clients site  (oddly along with three or four others with the same anchor text) - has anyone seen this and has anyone had Google 'penalise' you as a result. I am hoping Google are aware of this as an issue as it isn't the first time I have seen it but this time it is a lot more 'viral'. 
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It's comment spam aimed at the site, looks automated so a bit concerned about it becoming a full time job...

And as mentioned it's also got links going to other sites same anchor which is odd...

I've created a disavow file, fortunately despite the volume, minority of it is followed 
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De-Duping with GTM -
Assuming we only want to attribute credit to last click wins - can we only fire the tracking when the referral of the session is an affiliate (or a particular channel) - my feeling is no, there is no easy way to do this on Universal (unless we roll back to async). am I missing something ? or has anyone got an easier method than effectively writing a session tracking tool ? 

- only fire when the last click was channel y ? 

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Sure.  If you need additional help, let me know.  +Simo Ahava has a couple different blog posts on his site about using custom html and first party cookies that were a big help to me, most recently in his Send Weather Data GTM V2 post: http://www.simoahava.com/analytics/send-weather-data-to-google-analytics-in-gtm-v2/
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OK got a new client - on WebTrends, whilst I am sure it is lovely.... I am utterly confused and it seems like it was setup by many, many many different people - anyone know if there is an easy way to get out organic data by page, maybe by month in a simple way ? - thinking excel plugin but even googling that has been challenging! 
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I see you pretty much got the question answered. Just a few more things that hopefully would be helpful.

https://generator.webtrends.com is where you can generate the REST API URL. You use your the standard login details. When importing the data in Excel it is good to know that in the user name field you actually need to fill: account\user.

Webtrends Explore may be a good option to get the data but there isn't an easy way to get the data by month. And the login for Explore is not the same as your standard login details. You may need to ask your client to give you access to Explore. Generally, it works fine. It is something like GA custom reports but... lovely.
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Built something to track mediums into a cookie, except that when it comes to direct, it is obviously undefined, anyone know how on a conversion page to change "undefined" to being "direct" without addiing in more code ? or is that the simplest way! ? 
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Went with custom js! Cheers!
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Two pound sandwiches for locals (with kids) - massive baguette appreciation going on here ... 
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Leeds - Ashby de la Zouch - Bristol, uk - Bedford, uk - Ware, uk - London, uk - Ashby de la Zouch - Wales (Carfiff)
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Previously 

  • European SEO @ Farnell 
  • A data guy at the BBC - working on projects involving data, search personalisation and more ... This is coming to an end soon (or has already and I haven't updated this) to find out what I am upto now, ask me! 
  • Head of Analytics & SEO  Adfero (now Axonn)   
  • Analytics Guy at Razorfish (UK - Back when it was DNA, and then Avenue A | Razorfish) 

Probably won't add more than this ... Became a dad in 2009, which has changed my outlook slightly, and again in 2010! 

Please don't send me spam not interested... Cheers!

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Amazing food, great prices and incredibly friendly and patient staff. Coping with a diverse clientele with exceptional patience. Portions are huge and taste great.
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reviewed a week ago
Really not great value the kids meal... Will post a pic, but I'd go to the mcds down the road...
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Great value for lunch time. ... some oddities tho. I'd strongly recommend the half price lunch but you will probably sat where you don't want to be... love the place and the all you can eat is awesome but consider it an evening
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
Two experiences, one great, one OK - Fish and chips were fantastic first time, but a bit on the small the second time. Family friendly and nice feel with friendly staff.
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
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Don't touch them with a barge pole. Serious issues poor service. Rented a house through them and if it wasn't for their own brochure pics showing the issues they'd have tried to take more of our deposit. Failed to resolve simple issues and Emily failed to understand what a damp problem the house had and treatment required. Avoid .
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
Great experience - Good food at a great price, not sure quite why it seems to have such a bad rep locally!
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
Don't touch them with a barge pole - slow to respond and poor communications. Far too many issues which meant that it took nearly 6 months to get our deposit back, apparently according to DPS they kept clicking the wrong buttons all the time.
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago