- Where GA3 had 104 reports, GA4 has only 14 basic reports. We start with the Real Time report. The Life Cycle Section includes acquisition, engagement via events, monetization, retention, and other metrics. The Monetization report lets you track purchases and revenue. The Retention report shows your website’s “stickiness” in getting visitors to come back. You get easy-to-understand reports of Daily Active Users (DAU), Weekly Active Users (WAU), and Monthly Active Users (MAU) and how these compare to each other.
- The Users Section includes demographics, such as age, gender, interests, and city. Technology includes devices, OS, browsers, screen size, app version (iOS and Android), and so on.
- The Advertising section includes reports on your website’s ad revenue.
- The Events Section covers, of course, events. This report shows all of your active events. The Conversions report goes far beyond GA3’s conversion tracking. Because GA4 uses a new data model, you can track literally any action as a conversion. These are easy to turn on and off. Your reports will be useful to other teams in your organization.
- In addition, we cover the search bar, calendar, and the Insights Panel. We also cover how to use Comparison (called Segmentation in GA3). Instead of a graph with a single line for all devices, you can separate that line into the different devices, such as desktop, mobile, and tablets, and, just by looking, easily see the trend, compare the differences, and see which one matters. You can compare your traffic sources such as direct, organic, search, paid, and referral. As a result, your presentations will be better.
- A few final slides cover general issues with GA4, such as how to use heat maps to see where people click on your page, how to use UTM tags to track clicks on social media postings and social media ads, benchmarking, how to know when you’ll have to switch to the paid version of GA4, what happened to Google FloC, Google Topics, and how to get additional help from Google.
How to Convince Your Boss Why You Should Take this Class:
Google will be sunsetting Google Analytics 3.0 sometime in 2023, they say. Your digital marketing team needs to understand the data presented in Google Analytics 4.0 and how to manipulate the reports.
With objective data, your teams can create and manage digital marketing that reaches your business goals.
Google Analytics shows you what works or doesn’t work. Use data (not guesswork, tradition, or opinions) to make marketing decisions.
- The Google Analytics 4.0 workshops are hands-on and practical.
- You’ll see many examples, tips, notes, and insights so you’ll understand how to use Google Analytics 4.0.
- Workshops are live, so you can ask your questions.
- Can’t attend live workshops? No problem! All DMAnc.org workshops are recorded. If you have questions, you’re welcome to email the instructor.
- Screenshots with step-by-step instructions in numbered lists with links.
- You can copy the examples, edit them, and use them in your work.
- Each section has handy checklists that you can use for your work.
- Video of the presentation with slides and audio.
- PDF of the complete presentation.
- Guide to using the Explore tool. Fifteen pages of numbered steps show you how to build your reports.
- A list of the 1,300 topics that Google uses for targeting in marketing.
Who is the course for?
By understanding Google Analytics 4.0, you can do the work yourself or manage your team, agency, or consultants. This course is for digital marketing managers, marketing managers, social media managers, web masters, ecommerce managers, demand generation managers, creative directors, agency account directors, and media planners in B2C and B2B companies, government, and non-profits who use Google Analytics to understand their digital marketing data.
Vice President, Digital Marketing
Beasley Direct and Online Marketing, Inc.
Andreas Ramos has over 20 years of professional experience in SEO and digital marketing. He was the head of Global SEO at Cisco, where he worked with 44 languages in 85 countries, and the digital agency at Acxiom. He has worked in digital marketing since the mid-90s for small startups and global companies. He is the author of 22+ books on SEO and digital marketing. His book on SEO was published in three languages by McGraw-Hill. You’ll learn hands-on Google Ads from one of the leading experts in Silicon Valley.