Analytics for Joomla Recent Blogposts
Google Analytics has been updated recently with a brand new interface and some really cool new features. One of the latest additions to Google Analytics reporting is the loadtime reporting functionality. Analytics for Joomla is likely to be one of the first to add this great feature to the Google Analytics plugin for Joomla. Many creative webanalists have been developing complex ways to track loadtime of pages with event tracking in Google Analytics. This was a complicated, but extremely useful way to get better insights in the way a website was performing.
We have begged and we have pleaded. Finally Google has caved and given what many web analytics users have been asking for; event tracking as goals.
Up to this point a lot of specific valuable actions could not be set as goals in Google Analytics, but just as an event with a value. It was only possible to use a pageview as a goal. In some cases it was possible to set things as goals, eventhough you didn't load a page, but created a virtual pageview. It wasn't pretty and didn't give you the best insights.
Most of you will now know what the recently released +one button does. It's Google's new way of letting you tell others around you that you like a piece of content. Kind of like the 'like button'developed by Facebook. There´s one huge difference between the two of them though. The Google +One button is integrated into your Google search results 'paid and unpaid'. I don´t think I need to get into the huge ramifiactions this new feature has on searchengine optimization and Google Adwords optimization. The guys at Search Engine Land did a good job at this already.