Google Analytics Tutorial: 8 Valuable Tips To Hustle With Data! by Avinash Kaushik.
This is simply awesome! For several reasons.
I started to say because it’s an excellent guide to Google Analytics!
I started to say because it has so many useful outlinks to other resources and software.
And all that is very true, but not my “take away” from the post.
My “take away” from the post is that to succeed, “Analysis Ninjas” need to delivery useful results to users.
That means both information they are interested in seeing and delivered in a way that works for them.
The corollary is that data of no interest to users or delivered in ways users can’t understand or easily use, are losing strategies.
That means you don’t create web interfaces that mimic interfaces that failed for applications.
That means given the choice of doing a demo with Sumerian (something I would like to see) or something with the interest level of American Idol, you choose the American Idol type project.
Avinash has outlined some of the tools for data analysis. What you make of them is limited only by your imagination.