Goals vs. Funnels in Google Analytics

Goals and funnels reports are extremely useful for marketers. These reports help to evaluate traffic sources and campaigns, to analyze the user flow through the funnel before conversion, to find drop-off points and bottlenecks in the funnel. Google Analytics is tricky when it comes to funnel configuration.

Unlike many other analytics systems Google Analytics processes the goal and funnel data. It means that you cannot build a funnel report on historical data. you need to configure your goals and funnels first and only after this Google Analytics will start collecting data about funnel flow and conversions.

Data Sampling Issues in Google Analytics for Sites with a Higher Volume of Traffic

Google Analytics presents their data sampling technology is a way to present meaningful data on large data subsets (here is official documentation on this topic https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2637192?hl=en). However most of the medium-sized online businesses worry a lot when they get a notification that the report is built on 70% of their data and not 100%.

And they worry not without reason especially in case they analyze some small segments of their audience.

Data Studio Reports

Data Studio is the tool used on Google Marketing Platform for data visualization. It became extremely popular among marketers in the past couple of years. The main reason for its popularity is that it is very extremely useful for building Google Ads and Analytics reports. Actually it is recommended to use Google Data Studio instead of Google Analytics built-in functions.

Using Google Tag Manager for Tracking Configuration on Thrivecart

Thrivecart is used by many businesses for building their sales funnels. They have many useful opportunities for digital marketers. However tracking implementation on Thrivecart is a pain. Thrivecart do not officially support Google Tag Manager.

Here there is the documentation on how to implement Facebook pixel and Google Analytics on Thrivecart.

Discrepancy in Transaction Data between Google Analytics and Shopify. Some Random Shopify Transaction are missing in Google Analytics

Discrepancy in data especially in the revenue and transaction number is often an issue for the ecommerce sites that use Shopify. Shopify has a document where they list some possible reasons of this discrepancy https://help.shopify.com/en/manual/reports-and-analytics/discrepancies. However these explanations are not very helpful because they do not contain any practical advice on how this can be fixed.

Landing Pages Report Issues in Google Analytics

Landing pages report in Google Analytics helps marketers to evaluate the performance of different landing pages,to identify high converting landing pages, to find landing pages with inadequately high bounce rate or loading time, to find landing pages which are not mobile friendly and answer many more specific questions with data.

However there are some issues that can prevent or make it difficult to get useful data from the Landing pages report.