With the whirlwind of lawsuits and allegations based on recent (and not so recent events), FTC and other government activities, things are getting real. But, I am not pointing these things out as a criticism. I am certain everyone is all for people’s privacy. But certain types of advertising, targeting, and measurement might become a […]

Yes. We all know. We all have seen the message that Google is changing the default attribution model from Last Non-Direct Click to Data Driven starting this week in GA4. And people are losing their minds. And I am unsure why. Most people have not been using GA4 long enough, even if this would be […]

Hi All, and thanks for coming to check out some Napkyn content as you kick off your new year.  If you keep an eye on us, you’ll know it’s been a pretty exciting last few months. I’m an employee for the first time in 13 years, which is a bit of a trip.  Frankly i’m […]

This, as most things do, seemed like a very funny way to think about what we may expect in 2022. Or, as I say, ‘Smells Like Data Science’. I feel like this is the year that companies are going to embrace machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI). Especially with privacy changes and the eventual […]

Realtime lets you monitor activity on your app or website site as it happens. It lets you see not only how users enter the conversion funnel, but how they behave once they’re there, for example: The number of users during the last 30 minutes (per minute). Users by source, medium, or campaign: Where your users are […]

Heuristics. That’s a good word – a practical way of solving a problem that produces a, potentially not optimal, solution but is good enough based on constraints. The reason I love this word is because, back in the day (pre-machine learning), that (Advanced Heuristics) was a setting option that web analytics software ClickTracks, had and […]

Last week, Joy Brazelle reviewed some of the new features in Google Ads. If you missed the post, you can read it here. Today, we’re going to focus more on the “How To” side of things for one of the new features, Tag Assistant Support. . Tag Assistant helps confirm your conversion tags are working […]

I’ve been feeling a little reminiscent lately, so I thought I’d dust off a post I wrote a year ago. I hope you enjoy it! A (fairly) new ‘The Ad Platform: eMarketer Podcast’ tackled the question’Why the Buy Side Wants Log-Level Data.’ So, I ask you the question, ‘Why would the buy side NOT want log-level […]

If you missed Part 1 you can read it here. In Part 1 of this post I talked about the battle around data that is occurring between departments in almost every company – collecting it, accessing it, sharing it, governing it, etc.- in order to use it to transform the business. I explained the problems […]