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Google Analytics Custom Reports For Online Marketers

Google Analytics custom reports are one of many essential tools in an any online marketers toolbox. The wealth of insights they provide allows you to assess and refine your online marketing activities and measure the results thereof. By analysing your sites search data in Google Analytics you can sometimes get clues and see patterns emerging from your website visitors search queries and their browsing behaviour.

Google Analytics Custom Reports have helped me save lots of time when it comes to needing very specific data analysis. Custom Google Analytics reports –  along with the new dashboards – must be one of my favourite features of Google Analytics 5.

How To Get Google Analytics Custom Reports

Below you will find 13 custom Google Analytics reports that I’ve been using the last couple of months which I know will be useful to any online marketer or webmaster. Hopefully you’ll find them useful…

To get the custom reports listed below click on the “Get the ……. Report” link below each of the reports while you’re signed in to your Google profile. 

If you have more than one Google Analytics profile, select the profile you want to make the custom report available to and then click on “Create Custom Report”.

Select the Google Analytics profile you want the custom report on

In order to access the custom report, click on the “Custom Reporting” link in Google Analytics.

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How to setup a CDN in WordPress using W3 Total Cache & Amazon CloudFront

If you want to find out how to setup a CDN in WordPress, you’re at the right place!

I’ve been experimenting with CDNs (Content Delivery Networks) in WordPress over the last couple of months on a few different WordPress powered blogs and websites to test the increase in page speed and site load times for website optimisation purposes.

There has been news circulating around the social networks that indicates that there has been a large increase in active sites using CloudFront, which according to this blog post is now in excess of 20,000 active CloudFront customers.

I recently wrote a blog post on how to setup Cloudflare in WordPress to speed up your website, so I created this guide on setting up a CDN in WordPress using Amazon CloudFront and the W3 Total Cache plugin for anyone that is interested in finding out how.

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