Filtering remote employees in Google Analytics using Google Tag Manager

Filtering remote employees in Google Analytics using Google Tag Manager

The distributed employee problem One challenge faced by nearly all SaaS companies is how to keep company employees from skewing analytics data, particularly web analytics. While internal employees have frequent interactions with web products and marketing sites, their activity is often quite different from users and prospective customers. As a result, internal data can skew analytics reports and, in[…]

My UX Meetup presentation on Google Tag Manager and Google Analytics

My UX Meetup presentation on Google Tag Manager and Google Analytics

Last November, I gave a talk titled ‘Web Analytics and User Experience‘ at the Santa Barbara UX Meetup (where I happen to be an organizer). Though I posted the screen recording to my YouTube channel, I neglected to write a blog entry (not helped by the fact that my website was basically defunct and my[…]

New theme and more

New theme and more

This site has been dormant for a while, but I’m finally ready to breath some new life into it. So what has changed? First, I’ve picked a new responsive theme. Not only does this help me avoid Google’s new penalty for sites that aren’t mobile-friendly, but it looks cleaner and more modern (my previous theme[…]

4 simple tips to get you ahead of 80% of job applicants I’ve reviewed

I thought most of these things were commonly taught in school, but based on many job applications I’ve recently reviewed, applicants either don’t know or are ignoring them. Don’t let it happen to you. 1) Write a cover letter. Just create a nice, two paragraph letter that briefly covers your background, skills, and interests. 2)[…]