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What Are Sessions and Users in Google Analytics?

New Vocab Update to Google Analytics I was running an Analytics report the other day with a client to discuss PageViews and Unique PageViews for a new cluster of landing pages we had created, but low and behold: The PageView data was gone! Instead there was something called Sessions. I hovered over the little question…

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Another new feature from Google Analytics: Active Users

What does “Active Users” mean in Google Analytics? We just discovered another new Analytics feature today and there doesn’t appear to be ANY information about it online yet. We checked the usual sources, including the Google Analytics official blog, but found no information. Under the Audience tab there is a new option in beta called,…

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Event Tracking Plugin for WordPress Websites

Updated June 16th, 2014 If you’ve been following our blog you may have noticed how serious we are about gathering user data and reporting it through our client dashboard & Google Analytics. After all, if you’re not able to report the results from your efforts, then what’s the point? Our digital marketers and developers teamed…

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Why we love Instagram

There are two types of activities occurring at any given moment in the Gravitate office—the first being our actual business. We are designing, coding, launching, and analyzing websites and campaigns. Everybody is focused on carrying out those processes—all while laughing, creating, editing, eating, innovating, iterating, and riding scooters around the office. We ultimately package everything…

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How Your Website Service Team is Like Your Mother

Mothers. Everybody has one. Those special ladies that brought you into this world have one of the toughest jobs possible. They are there each and every day to help you with your problems, take care of you when you’re sick, offer advice when you need it, and provide a shoulder to cry on when life…

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How We Used Vertical Marketing to Enter a New Industry

Over the past 14 years we’ve worked with dozens of industries. Recently, we’ve decided to start focusing our marketing efforts toward specific industries that we enjoy working with—one of those is the medical field. In order to attract specific clientele we knew we’d have to turn our website into a laser-targeted marketing machine. We couldn’t…

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How to write an effective website design RFP

A big part of the success for any project happens before the project begins, and even before contracts are signed. When creating a successful website, pre-planning and vendor selection are just as important as design and development. For a lot of organizations, the solution is to draft a request for proposal document, or RFP, and…

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New Internet Marketing Strategies – The Future of SEO

Don’t Get Left Behind Google is working very hard at becoming human. At Gravitate, we’ve always promoted writing great content aimed at humans and not robots as the key to SEO longevity. However, there are a few key tactics when it comes to creating and promoting content that Google wants to see more of.  Developing…

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Event Tracking for Google Analytics: WordPress Edition

In my previous post, “Event Tracking for Google Analytics: 3-Step Set Up”, I explained an easy way for site owners to set up Google Analytics by adding the tracking code to each item they want to track. In this post I am going to explain another way of setting up event tracking for WordPress sites…

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Yoast SEO WordPress Plugin Has a Fancy New Feature: Bulk Editors

One of the best SEO plugins for WordPress is Yoast SEO. This plugin allows you to create default meta descriptions and default title tags for your site that are clean and SEO friendly. However, previously updating each page was an cumbersome task forcing you to go page-by-page to make these changes. Thankfully, that’s a thing…

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Some of our favorite PHP development tools

SublimeText http://www.sublimetext.com/ The ultimate text editor for any PHP developer, Sublime Text is full of helpful productivity tools right out of the box.  You can do multiple columns/rows/windows per project, multiple cursor placement, custom key-bindings for everything, and much more. My absolute favorite feature is the package manager, which allows you to easily install and…

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Medical on Mobile: Why Responsive and Mobile First Design are Vital to the Healthcare Industry

How are you reading this article right now? More specifically, what size of screen are you viewing this information on? Are you on a 4-inch phone, an 8-inch tablet, a 15-inch laptop, or a 27-inch desktop? Are you having to swipe, pinch, and zoom to see content? Or is everything laid out for you to…

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There Can Be Only One: The Power of Single-Page Websites

There has been long-standing debate in the web design industry over whether users scroll or not. The “above-the-fold” mantra has been hammered into the brains of designers by old-fashioned thinkers wanting to spring a sales pitch on site visitors from the get go. But we’re here to say that the days of being concerned with the fold…

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Top 12 SEO Blogs to Bookmark in 2014

As Google’s never-ending battle to curtail spam rages on in 2014, the guidelines for best SEO practices remain the same (at least for now): create unique, content-rich information for both users and search engines alike. Last September, Google introduced Hummingbird— a new search algorithm that aims to improve the relevancy of search engine results—in an…

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An Open Letter to Overseas SEO Firms (AKA: SEO is Dead!)

Dear Sirs or Madams, “Greetings of the day!” We received your 20,000 emails describing all the ways that you can help our business. They’re right there in our spam folders with the messages from Nigerian princes and snake oil peddlers, and there are about a million things wrong with them. You asked us to get…

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