"Digital analytics" often gets interchanged with "metrics," but they're not synonymous. Digital analytics is a comprehensive process that involves data collection and analysis from various digital sources, including websites, mobile apps, social media, and online advertising campaigns. It goes beyond numbers; it's about extracting insights and understanding user behavior to optimize digital experiences.
In this deep dive video, Sam Burgin, Verndale's Digital Analytics Lead, goes beyond just numbers and web analytics statistics. He discusses how to turn data into actionable wisdom and more including:
- Metrics vs. Analytics
- The "DIKW" Framework (Data, Knowledge, Information, Wisdom)
- Dimensions and Metrics in Web Analytics
- Precision vs. Accuracy in Data
- Data Fidelity and Data Lifecycle
- Compliance and Retention
By understanding the concepts of precision, data fidelity, and the data lifecycle, you can make informed choices to optimize your digital experiences and drive success.
Sam also shares his sentiment for embracing the future of web analytics with Google Analytics 4 (GA4). In digital marketing, change is the only constant, and the shift from Universal Analytics to GA4 is a prime example of a significant milestone in web analytics.
While transitions can bring growing pains, it's essential to approach them with enthusiasm and an open mind. GA4 is not merely a facelift of its predecessor; it's a revolutionary advancement in the world of web analytics. Sam also delves into the anatomy of an analytics stack, the data collection methods employed by GA4, the reasons behind this transition, and how it's changing the web analytics landscape, including the cookie-less future and privacy concerns.
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