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Using Events to Understand Users

Video Description

This course explains how successful product managers, designers, and UX professionals use the analytics tool called event tracking to best understand how users interact and behave throughout the entire user journey. While the course focuses on Google Analytics-based event tracking, the lessons learned also apply to other analytics tools. The course describes the purpose of event tracking, how to set it up, and how to use it. It teaches you about interaction maps and how they help you understand when to use event tracking. It covers the distinctions between goals and events, and when to use an event versus a goal or an event-based goal. Packed with practical tips and tricks, this course will boost your ability to uncover deep insights into how your customers use and interact with your products.

  • Discover what event tracking means and how to access events in Google Analytics
  • Master the different parts of an event tracking script
  • Get wise to interaction maps and how they tell you when to use event tracking
  • Learn to analyze events by page or content group, and how to use them to segment users
  • Understand how and when to use events in custom reports and custom dashboards

Matthew Edgar is a partner at Colorado based Elementive, a consulting firm specializing in web analytics, CRO, UX, and technical SEO. Author of the O'Reilly video series "Using Analytics to Inform Product Design" and the book Elements of a Successful Website, Matthew is Google Analytics certified and has worked in the web performance analytics field since 2001. He holds a Master's in Applied Science, Information, Communication and Technology from the University of Denver.