Joy Brazelle

Solutions Lead

I’ve spent over 18 years helping clients use analytics to improve the performance of their websites , SEO, paid search and other marketing programs, with a brief detour to the FinTech worlds to see how alternative payment options impact the very, very bottom of the funnel.

Posts by Joy Brazelle

What are two things that are never going away, Alex?  (Well, not any time soon anyway). Note:  Believe it or not, I do actually research (some of) these posts.  That said, some of the ‘facts’ and times are directionally accurate – but may not be precise.  So haters, don’t be fact-checkers. I remember shortly after […]

So, I wrote this over a decade (back when I used to THOROUGHLY research my posts. So much has changed (adios Flash!), but so much has stayed the same! Update 10/8/2010 – Imagine what this will mean if the Microsoft acquisition is real. There’s been no shortage of speculation about the true motive behind Adobe’s […]

One thing leads to another… Sure, a catchy 80’s song, but how does it relate to analytics? There are many, many ways. But probably the most relevant, recent example is the evolution of counting hits to counting events. A bit of (boring) history. Back in the day when web analytics were based on analyzing web […]

Often when you hear or read about the evolution of something, it’s framed as a journey (although one company I worked for had an incredibly inappropriate ‘evolution’ slide that lacked any political correctness, and was presented boldly and proudly in sales meetings). Anyhow, back to the journey. Evolution is presented as this scenic journey down […]

So today’s ‘morning-ism’ is ‘Hiding in the Crowd.’ I’ve seen this concept in a few articles lately. Although it seemed familiar, when I Googled it, I found this Spiderman reference, which seemed like a good illustration of the whole point of the new privacy changes being implemented by the browsers. (Yes, I can nerdier up an […]

Why?  Why does Google Analytics give us so many choices when it comes to attribution reporting? The answer should be obvious.  Death Match 2021.  If you are an owner of a channel and responsible for its performance, you need a good defense.  And your best defense, other than a big offense, is your attribution model.  […]

So although I am sure very few of you will get the Ernest/Vern reference, I still find it funny (and isn’t that what really matters). This post actually drove some of the content for this more in-depth article about the evolution of both data (sort of) and the role of the data analyst. The Importance of […]

Hey, it’s me, TPC (Third Party Cookie), the neighbor down the block’s kid, here.  I’m not sure what went wrong…not sure how things got so crazy.  So, I may not be as good or trustworthy as your kid, FPC.  But I didn’t start out bad. I was just a simple text file.  Just a little […]