Many of you have shared with us that it’s hard to identify the real traffic that comes to your pages. That’s why I’m pleased to announce that we’re adding bot and spider filtering.
You can simply select a new checkbox option which would be included in the view level of the management user interface. This option would be labeled "Exclude traffic from known bots and spiders". Selecting this option will exclude all hits that come from bots and spiders on the IAB know bots and spiders list. The backend will exclude hits matching the User Agents named in the list as though they were subject to a profile filter. This will allow you to identify the real number of visitors that are coming to your site.
Nestlé has been testing it and has found great benefit:
“The Bot filter solution is essential for getting deeper insights. View level availability let us stay fully aligned with Best Practices provided to all site owners. Very easy to use, understand and communicate across thousands of Google Analytics users.”
- Katarzyna Malik, Nestlé Google Analytics Specialist
Posted by Matthew Anderson, Google Analytics Team
"As a business, it’s no longer all about “how to get to be number one in Search” for your keywords; you can now build and influence the information your network receives more than ever."
The man, the myth, the G+ legend wrote a smashing post on the Convince & Convert blog that explains to the holdouts and non-believers why G+ is FOR REAL and increasingly important for corporate marketers.
From Martin in this post: 9 Reasons G+ Works
1. Google #Adwords and +Post ads
2. Google #semanticsearch
3. Google #authorship
4. Build trust with G+
5. Google + and #youtubevideo combination
8. Building a community
9. G+ marketing campaigns
(hypocrisy alert: we don't have a G+ page for Convince & Convert just yet, but it's coming. First, we are launching an all-new version of the website tonight...yikes!)
My goal is to learn about your business so I can help you expand your online and face to face community. I'm a passionate social media strategist, and love to educate business owners on how social tools can help meet their business goals. I share my positive energy, creative marketing ideas, and genuine enthusiasm with my clients.
I work with professionals & small business owners to create social media strategies that integrate with traditional marketing. I specialize in Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, blogging for business (WordPress) & social video marketing (YouTube & Vimeo).
I have 11+ years experience working with hundreds of companies to expand their markets. By tailoring the latest and most useful online marketing tools to each business, I'm able to create powerful strategies that lead to growth.
I'm a Canadian gal who has been lucky enough to go to school, live in other countries, & do some travel. I'm back in Victoria, BC to spend more time with family. I have a 6 year old nephew & baby niece that I get to enjoy, and two "dog children" of my own.
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