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Omniture ClickMap Data Accuracy

I set out to test the data accuracy of Omniture’s ClickMap tool and the heat map tool offered by CrazyEgg. I quickly found it difficult and frustrating to run a clean test. So, I decided to simplify the test and measure the performance of each tool separately. I also want to be clear, that the point of this experiment is not to debate Omniture ClickMap vs. CrazyEgg. They are two separate products, with differen
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Amadesa & Omniture Integration

Over a year ago, I had the opportunity to speak with Amadesa about creating an integration between their testing platform and Omniture SiteCatalyst/Discover.  Having used Amadesa for A|B testing, I was happy with the reporting they provided but I was always finding myself wanting more.  I wanted the ability to further dig into the performance of tests I was running using Omniture Discover in order to find hidden gems
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Delivering Honesty

There have been times where, I wouldn’t say I have been asked to fake the numbers but, I have felt like I needed to make my analysis support a desired outcome. As analysts we serve as independent and impartial investigators, whose goal is to deliver insight and analysis to our various customers so that they in-turn can make educated decisions about the future of their products. If we fall into the trap of sculp
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dSLRs, Holgas, and Web Analytics (A Story of Multiplicity)

A few years back, I remember reading a blog post by Avinash Kaushik on the subject of Multiplicity. In theory, I completely agreed with the idea of multiplicity however in practice, I found myself being a laser beam for all things Omniture. I was the perfect case study for the “single source of truth” model. I found myself sitting in strategy meetings where analytics was being discussed and I found myself
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Yahoo Web Analytics WordPress Plug-in from Rudi Shumpert

Even for amateur blog authors, understanding your site traffic is critical to building a site that provides information and services that people are asking for.  Even if you are just blogging about your kids soccer game, understanding where your traffic is coming from and what they are doing on the site can not only prove interesting but may help you target your posts for your most faithful readers. Google Analytics
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2012: A Lesson for Analysts

We tend to gravitate to the sensational, hence why nightly news shows are filled with stories of rape and murder and conspiracy, we know deep down it’s wrong, yet we can’t look away. When we get sucked into this world of mystery and intrigue, we tend to throw out logic and believe anything that is flashed before our eyes. Welcome 2012. The year the world will end. Well, according to popular Mayan belief.
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Understanding The ‘Fall Out’ Report in Omniture Discover

A. The percentages in column A represent the conversion rate for each step relative to the entry point into the funnel. In the example, the 1.19% conversion rate for ‘Compose Message’ is calculated as ‘Visits to Message Compose / Visits to Central’ — in the context of the path: ‘Central’ to ‘Advanced Search’ to ‘Compose Message’. B. The first conversio
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Integrate Test&Target with Omniture SiteCatalyst

Step 1: Update your s_code.js file with the Omniture TnT Integration Plugin – Version 1.0 * TNT Integration Plugin v1.0 */ s.trackTNT = new Function("v", "p", "b", "" + "var s=this,n='s_tnt',p=p?p:n,v=v?v:n,r='',pm=false,b=b?b:true;if(s." + "getQueryParam){pm=s.getQueryParam(p);}if(pm){r+=(pm+',');}if(s.wd[v" + "]!=undefined){r+=s.wd[v];}if(b){s.wd[v]='';}return r;"); Step 2: Determine if you will include the i
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Launch Omniture Discover from the Desktop

I never use SiteCatalyst. Well, let me take that back, I use SiteCatalyst if I need to access the Admin Console and if I have SiteCatalyst open I’ll launch Discover from there because it drives me crazy to have to enter my password every time. I finally got around to making it so I can launch Discover directly from my desktop without having to enter my password every freaking time. 1. Save the Discover JNLP fil
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What’s your back-up plan for when Omniture becomes Adobe?

I had an interesting marketing slick in my eMail this morning from Coremetrics asking the question ‘What’s your back-up plan for when Omniture becomes Adobe?’. Maybe it’s part of being the top dog but I’ve seen companies like Coremetrics and Unica, rather than marketing their value, market against Omniture. It’s like high school all over again, make someone else look bad so in rela
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