<< by Scott Garrett on June 19th, 2013
In my last blog post I wrote about my Top 10 Dashboard Widgets in Google Analytics for eCommerce Websites. Today, I will be telling you about the specific metrics important to eCommerce sites – including ones you may have overlooked.
With the vast number of metrics available to track in Google Analytics, it is easy to get overwhelmed and only focus on the big ones (i.e., cost, revenue, transactions). While these three metrics are often the deciding factor in whether your eCommerce efforts are successful or not, you must not overlook the other metrics that feed into these 3 main metrics. Understanding how the other metrics combine and interact with each other to increase revenues, for example, or decrease overall costs, is crucial for truly optimizing your eCommerce website. Discovering the real metrics that drive performance in your account brings you one step closer to understanding “the riddle of steel” (also known as Conan the Barbarian’s epic quest to understand the finer points of eCommerce analytics…I think that is how that movie goes, or maybe I’m thinking about the sequel).
Anyway, no need to pray to Crom for guidance on the finer points of eCommerce analytics, because here are my top 3 overlooked metrics in Google Analytics for eCommerce websites.