Scheduling Google Analytics Reports

In January we set up Google Analytics to send reports to some customers automatically. This year when we were setting this up the Analytics Dashboard has changed and it took us a minute to locate what we were looking for. Here are the steps.

  • Log into your account and go to the account you need to send the reports from.
  • Go to one of the “Reports” on the left side such as “Audience” or “Acquisition“.
  • In the upper-right you will see the icon to “Export“. From here it is like it was before.

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Check Website To See If It Is Optimized

There are so many tools out there to evaluate your website, but somehow when it comes from Google it is the one I trust the most. Google has been writing the book on page ranking for years, so I am putting my faith in their tool to be a good one.

I ran an test on my new site as comparison to the old site and this tool made me feel really good about the work I was doing. I was so happy about it I decided to make this post. Here is a link to Google’s tool.

https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/

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Using RegEx to Get IP in Google Analytics

For privacy reasons Google doesn’t just offer up the IP addresses of your traffic, but there are ways to get it. I have set up a filter in my Analytics account to accomplish this.

Here is an article that helped me figure this out.

http://www.lunametrics.com/blog/2015/12/10/basic-google-analytics-filters/#Include%20Internal%20IP

Here is the page that helped me determine the regular expression needed to include the IP address information.

http://www.regular-expressions.info/ip.html

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