Sunday, 23 October 2016

SEO Audit Checklist



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Table of Contents
  1. Site Architecture
  2. Technical/Server Issues
  3. HTML Use/Analysis
  4. Content Review
  5. Negative Practices
  6. Keywords
  7. Webmaster Tools
  8. Social Media
The following is a high level checklist of issues that should be explored on a site. We will be drilling deeper into each part of this checklist in the weeks to come, providing examples and tips and suggestions for speeding up how these things are checked upon, and expanding upon the checklist itself as we go along. We will also be shuffling around these issues to prioritize them, and indicate which things should be checked first, and so on.
Site Architecture

Canonical URLs (Best Page Addresses)
– Access to pages on domain (www vs. non-www)
– Home Page linking consistency
– Capitalization/Lower Case (capitals in domain name ok, in folders and files a potential problem)
– Print Versions (CSS Rather than crawlable duplicate PDFs/Docs
– Canonical Link Elements – do they match up right?
– Rel Prev/Next link elements for paginated pages?
– Internal Redirects (internal 301 redirects avoided)
Robots.txt File
– Correctly formatted
– Includes all it should (including cart pages, email referral pages, login pages)
– Includes link to XML sitemap or XML Sitemap Index
Meta robots noindex/nofollow

– Used Appropriately
– Used on pages that a deep crawler might try to index (like form and search results pages)
Category/Site Structure (URLS and Information Architecture)

– Unique and User Friendly
– Use of appropriate category and sub-category link structures
– Customer orientated rather than feature orientated
– Provides tasks/Options for different personas
Choosing File Names

– Uses hyphens as word separators
– Unique
– Avoids Keyword Stuffing
– If file names to be changed, links on site changed, and 301s set up for external visitors
Custom Error Page

– Sends proper 404 code status
– no soft 404s
– Helpful to visitor (navigation, directories, search)
HTML Sitemap

– Organized into user friendly and user oriented categories
– Provides links to most important pages
– Avoids using too many links
– Doesn’t include 404s or links that redirect internally
XML Sitemap

– Properly formatted (XML proper encoding)
– Uses only canonicals
– No 404s and no internally redirected pages
– Submitted to GWT and Bing Tools
Technical/Server Issues

OS/Server/CMS/Catalog Considerations
Server Status: Messages 200, 300, 400, 500
Secure Server | HTTPS Protocol

– No error messages
– No https bleed-over to pages that aren’t supposed to be https
– No certificate authority errors
Search Friendly Links
– All links to be indexed reachable by text-based links or “href” and “src”.
Broken and Redirected Links
– Broken links identify, links removed or replaced
– All 301 redirected links replaced with direct links
External Links
– Checked for broken links and redirects and replaced where appropriate
– Pages linked to checked for repurposed content
Duplicated Content

– Internally (see canonical section above)
– Mirrors identified and disallowed/noindexed as appropriate
– Substantially duplicated content on self-owned other sites removed/changed/blocked
– Substantially duplicated content on other sites removed (friendly email, AUP letter to host, DMCA)
JavaScript

– Can pages be navigated with javascript disabled? If not, are URLs for pages accessible in HTML code with “href” and “src”?
– If Ajax is necessary, is Google’s hashbang approach used?
Dynamic Pages

– Avoid session IDs in URLs
– Avoid excessive multiple data parameters in URLs
– Avoid excessive processor calls
– Avoid calls to multiple servers as much as possible
– Avoid keyword insertion pages (pages were the content is substantially the same except for keywords that are inserted into the pages).
– Keep boilerplate (disclaimers, copyright notices, other text that appears on most pages) that exists on templates light.
– Label page segments semantically well (the div class for those could be things such as header, footer, sidebar, advertisement, or whichever is most appropriate.)
Page Load Times

– Images compressed for right dimensions and for file sizes?
– GZIP or Deflate used?
– Base 64 encoding for images avoided?
– External CSS and JavaScript used and minimized?
– Long browser caching dates?
– CDN in use where appropriate?
– Other Page Speed considerations
Cookies
– Navigation of indexable pages possible without accepting them?
HTML Use/Analysis

Deprecated HTML/HTML Validation
– If invalid, are errors the type that will harm SEO?
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
– If invalid, are errors the type that will harm SEO?
Title Elements

– Relevant to the content of the page and be keyword-rich.
– Meaningful and able to stand on its own as a description of the page it titles.
– Persuasive and Engaging to those who see it out of context
– As unique as possible compared to other titles on the site
– If the name of the site appears in the title, it should be at the end of the title, and not at the beginning, unless it is the home page.
– No more than ten words or roughly 60-70 characters in length.
– Unique if possible compared to titles from other sites.
Meta Description Elements

– Descriptive of the content of the page
– Includes the main keyword phrase the page is optimized for
– Engaging and persuasive to viewers who see it out of context (search snippets or social shares)
– Around 25 words or 150 characters in length
– Well written sentences, using good punctuation
– One sentence preferable, but two alright if keywords are in the longer sentence
– Preferable to have keywords as close to the start as appropriate
Heading Elements

– Top level heading should describe the content of the page
– Lower level headings should effectively describe the content they head
– One top level heading preferable per page
– Headings should be used like headings in an outline, in proper order
– Main and subheadings can, and should contain targeted keywords if possible and appropriate.
– A heading element should not be used for the page logo
– Headings for lists and sections in page navigation should use CSS to style them rather than heading elements.
Strong/Em Elements
– For bold text, use the “strong” HTML element.
– For Italics text, use the “em” HTML element
– Use Strong and Em to highlight the use of keywords and related words
– When bolding or italicizing other text on a page, use CSS to style how it looks
– Don’t over use bold or italics – emphasizing too much means emphasizing nothing.
Image Optimization

– Use alt text for images on a page that are meaningful
– Use captions for images on a page that are meaningful
– A caption for an image should be contained within the same HTML element as the image (like a div)
– Select images that are meaningful that are related to the keywords optimized for
– Use the chosen optimized keywords in the alt text and captions where appropriate
– Use file names that reflect those keywords where appropriate.
– Use hyphens to separate words in image file names.
– Use alt=”” for images that aren’t meaningful like decorations or bullet points
– Use alt text for logos that are descriptive of the business or organization
– Larger images with better resolution might be ranked a little better than smaller and lower resolution images.
– Alt text should not be a list of keywords, but can contain a keyword phrase.
– Alt text shouldn’t be more than 10 words or so.
– Avoid keyword stuffing alt text, captions, and image file names.
Anchor Text

– Keywords should be used in anchor text
– If the keywords for a page being pointed to aren’t used, related terms should be
– Anchor text used in navigation should be descriptive of what is on the page linked to
– Anchor text should not use generic terms such as “click here.”
– Anchor text shouldn’t be longer than 10 words or so if possible
– Anchor text shouldn’t be stuffed with multiple keywords
Meta Data optimization

– Search engines do not use Dublin core meta tags
– Search engines do not use the revisit meta tag
– A robots index, follow tag is unnecessary and redundant
– a NOODP will keep Google and Bing from using Open directory project titles instead of title element titles, if the site is even listed in DMOZ
Content Review

Amount of Text
– Having some minimum amount of text on a page (200 words?) gives search spiders something to index.
Spelling Errors
– Possible quality signal
– Important to credibility
Keyword Use in Copy
– Are keywords chosen for a page being used in page titles, Meta descriptions, headings, and content
Keyword Prominence/Visual Segmentation
– How well does the HTML code of a page show how it’s broken down into different blocks (heading, main content, sidebars, footers, etc.)
– Are keywords used in the different sections, and especially in the main content area of pages?
Use of Related Words/Phrases
– Some words tend to co-occur on pages ranked highly for a certain query (or categories of results for queries), and it can help in the rankings for a page to use some of those phrases.
Penguin/Panda Analysis

Is there a loss in traffic that corresponds to one of the Panda or Penguin updates?
Negative Practices

Hidden Text
– Is there text on pages in the same font color as the background?
– Is there text on pages hidden through an offset div?
– Is there a large amount of text on pages in small iframes or CSS scrolling overflows
– Is there text in a font color that matches the font color as the page background that might be mistaken as hidden text?
Cloaking
– Does the site use cloaking to show search engines one thing and visitors something else?
Meta Refresh
– Are Meta refreshes used instead of redirects, and if so might they be used in a way which might deceive search engines?
JavaScript Redirection
– Is javascript redirection being used so that search engines see one thing, and visitors see something else?
Outward Links/Link Exchanges
– Is the site using link directory pages that promise being listed in exchange for a link?
Keywords
Keyword Research, Selection and Implementation
– Are relevant, competitive, appropriate and popular keywords being used on the pages of the site?
– Are those keywords being used effectively on those pages?
Keyword Focusing | Mid- to Long-Tail Key Phrases
– Do the main pages of the site focus upon more competitive keyword phrases?
– Do deeper pages with less pagerank focus upon long-tail phrases?
Webmaster Tools

Google Webmaster Tools/Errors Analysis*
– Has the site been verified with GWT?
– Has a choice of “www” setting been made? (Doesn’t have to be if domain access issues are addressed)
– Has a targeted country/location been selected? (Doesn’t have to be)
– Have any errors listed been checked upon?
Mobile responsive and Mobile Friendly Test
Website must be designed mobile specific. Because now days many visitor comes from mobile device.
Social Media

Social Media Audit | Status
– Does the site integrate appropriate social sharing buttons?
– Do the pages of the site provide links to social profiles for the site?
Need to implement twitter card on each valuable pages.
Add open graph tag for Facebook.
On-Site Social Engagement

– Does the site provide ways to give feedback to the site owners?
– Does the site provide a way to leave comments?
– Is there user generated content on the site, such as reviews and ratings, and does it use rich snippets if so?
– Are there public user/member profile pages, and if so how rich are they in terms of features?
– Is there a forum on the site, and if so, some guidelines for its use?
Analytics

Have analytics been set up for the site?
– Code on every page

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Google Analytics Certification Questions and Answers

1. Which of the following is not a required parameter in the URL builder?
Campaign Name
Campaign Medium
Campaign Content
Campaign Source
All of these are required

2. Which of the following metrics would most strongly suggest a poorly performing landing page?

Bounce Rate > 90%
% New Visits > 90%
Session Duration > 5 minutes
Bounce Rate < 90%
None of these answers

3. Your business objective is to maximize the number of sales through your website. Which of the following metrics would most directly help you measure performance against this objective?

Visits
Ecommerce Conversion Rate
Page Value
Bounce Rate
Pages / Visit

4. The Measurement Protocol is a standard set of rules for collecting and sending hits to Google Analytics. Using the Measurement Protocol you can:

send data to Google Analytics from any web-connected device
send data to Google Analytics from a kiosk or a point of sale system
upload aggregated data tables to Google Analytics
A and B only
A, B, and C

5. Which of the following is a hit type tracked by Google Analytics?

page tracking hit
event tracking hit
ecommerce tracking hit
all of these are hit types tracked in Google Analytics

6. Which of the following could be measured by defining a goal in Google Analytics?

the percentage of visits that contain only one page view
the percentage of visits that result in a site registration
conversion rate
the percentage of visits during which visitors spent at least two minutes on the site
All of these could be measured by defining a goal in Google Analytics

7. Which of the following would prevent destination goal conversions from being recorded?

There was a misspelling in the URL of the goal definition.
The tracking code is missing from the conversion page.
The match type in the goal definition is incorrect.
All of these would prevent a destination goal from recording

8. True or False: The order in which filters appear in your view settings matters.

False: Filters are no necessarily executed in the order in which they appear.
True: Filters are executed in the order in which they appear.

9. Which of the following questions can be answered using the goal flow report?

Do visitors usually start my conversion process from the first step or somewhere in the middle?
All of these can be answered using the goal flow report.
Is there a place in my funnel where traffic loops back to the beginning of the conversion process to start over?
Are there any steps in my conversion process that don’t perform well on mobile devices compared to desktop devices?
Are there a lot of unexpected exits from a step in the middle of my conversion funnel?

10. True or False: When you share a link to a custom report, you share the data in the report.
True. Sharing a link to a custom report shares the data in the report.
False. Sharing a link to a custom report only shares a template for the report.

11. Which of the following attribution models would be useful for evaluating ads and campaigns that are designed to create initial awareness about a brand?

Last Interaction model
First Interaction model
Linear model
Last Non-Direct Click model

12. The Solutions Gallery allows you to import or share which of the following reporting tools or assets?
Goals
Segments
Custom reports
B and C only
A, B, and C

13. You launched several new marketing campaigns and want to be notified if any of the campaigns lead to over a 10% increase in goal conversions on a given day. Which tool in Google Analytics would you use to set up this alert?
Annotations
Intelligence Events
Real-Time
Secondary Dimensions
Advanced Segments

14. In the Multi-Channel funnel reports, which of the following metrics would be most useful in measuring how many conversions were initiated by Paid Search?
Assisted Conversion Value
Conversion Rate
First Interaction (Click) Conversions
none of these metrics

15. Your Multi-Channel Funnel reports have no data. What is the most likely reason?
You haven't implemented Goals or Ecommerce
You haven't enabled demographic data
You are not using Google Tag Manager
You are not using Content Experiments
You haven't set up Goal Funnels

16. Which reporting or data collection feature(s) do you get access to by activating Advertising Features in Google Analytics?
Remarketing
Interest Categories
Demographic reporting
B and C only
A, B, and C


17. Your company runs a holiday email campaign for the month of December to drive newsletter signups. Which of the following metrics would be the most indicator of the campaign’s success?
bounce rate
session duration
pageviews
conversion rate

18. True or False: Once a view is deleted it cannot be restored.
True: Deleted views cannot be restored at any time.
False: You have 35 days to restore a view after it is deleted.

19. What is the URL parameter that autotagging appends to an AdWords destination URL?
userid=
_ga=
gclid=
clickid=
utm=

20. You decide to run an email campaign that includes a link to your website. What would you need to do in order to track traffic to your site from this email campaign?

Email traffic will always appear as referral and cannot be tracked separately
Email is default medium in Google Analytics and will automatically appear in your reports
Email traffic can be tracked using manual tagging with UTM parameters

21. Which of the following features allows you to join the data generated by your offline business systems with the online data collected by Google Analytics?

Custom dimensions
Goal tracking
Data import
Custom channel groupings

22. You can adjust the report sample size in Google Analytics by:

adjusting the session timeout control
adding a segment to your report
any of these actions will adjust the sample size
adjusting a control in the reporting interface

23. Which report would you use to determine the percent of your site traffic that has already been to your site before?

Behavior – New vs returning report
Behavior – Frequency &amp; Recency report
Interests – Affinity categories report
All traffic – Referrals report
Ecommerce – Sales performance report

24. True or False: If a user views one page of a website, completes an Event on this page, and then leaves the site, this session will be counted as a bounce in Google Analytics.

True: A session is considered a “bounce” if the user views one page of the site and then leaves.
False: Because there was more than one interaction hit in the session (pageview hit and event hit) this session would not be considered a bounce.

25. What analysis tool would you use to analyze the behaviour of new customers vs. returning customers on your website?
Real Time reporting
Segmentation
View filters
Multi-channel funnels

26. Which of the following reporting dimensions would be useful to reference if you were rebuilding a website to improve accessibility?

Browser
All of these dimensions
Device Category
Language
None of these dimensions

27. Using filters, you can _____

exclude data from a view
change how the data looks in your reports
All of these answers apply
include data in a view

28. Which of the following are measures of traffic volume?

Visits
Bounce Rate
Margin
Time on Site

29. You want a second view of your data where you only see traffic to a specific subdirectory. What is the best way to set this up?

Create a second Google Analytics account, and apply the new tracking code to the pages in the subdirectory
Create a duplicate view and add a filter: Select “Include only traffic to a subdirectory” from the Filter Type drop down, and specify the subdirectory
Create a new web property and add the new tracking code to the pages on the subdirectory

30. Which of the following would be most useful in measuring how many days passed between the first visit to a site and the eventual conversion?

Path Length
Time Lag
Conversion Value
Top Conversion Paths
Assisted/Last Interaction Conversions

31. Which of the following technologies on your site influence how you implement Analytics? Select all that apply.

responsive web design
query string parameters
All answers are correct
Flash and AJAX events
server redirects

32. Which of the following attribution models would be useful for evaluating ads and campaigns that are designed to create initial awareness about a brand?

First Interaction model
Linear model
Last Non-Direct Click model
Last Interaction Model

33. You want to know whether button X is clicked more often than button Y? Which of the following would be more useful?

Intelligence
Events
Annotations
Real-Time

34. Which of the following should you NOT collect with the Google Analytics commerce JavaScript?

product SKU(s)
credit card number
billing city
tax amount
purchase amount

35. Which of the following techniques would you use to exclude rows with fewer than 10 visits from a report table?

Use a pivot table with two dimensions
Apply a table filter
Add a primary dimension
Add a secondary dimension
Sort the table by sessions from highest to lowest

37. Your company has a website and a mobile app, and you want to track each separately in Google Analytics. How should you structure your account(s)?

one account, one property, one view
one account, no properties, two views
one account, two properties, two views
one account, one property, no views

38. For each user who comes to your site, Google Analytics automatically captures which of the following Traffic Source dimensions.

Source, medium, campaign and Ad content
Source and Medium
Campaign and Ad Content
Campaign and medium

39. Google Analytics can recognize returning users:

Google Analytics cannot recognize returning users on any device
on websites, IOS mobile apps, Android mobile apps
on websites only
on websites, Android mobile apps

40. Which of the following are dimensions?

Screen resolution
Bounce rate
Region
% new visits

41. You need to immediately need to find out whether people are viewing the new content that you just added today. Which of the following would be most useful?

Annotations
Real-Time
Intelligence Alert
Secondary Dimensions

42. You want to see conversion rates for Windows visits coming from London. Which of the following dimensions would you need to select?

City and Goal Conversion Rate as a secondary dimension
Operating System and City as a secondary dimension
Goal Conversion Rate and City as a secondary dimension
Anyone of these options

43. Which of the following would be valid segment to consider using to analyze traffic pattern in your data?

Traffic by marketing channel
Traffic by geography
Traffic by time of day
Traffic by device category
All of these answers are correct

44. Which of the following metrics shows the number of times your ads were displayed?

Clicks
CTR
Pageviews
Visits
Impressions

45. You publish articles by many different authors on your site. You want to create a report that shows the total number of page views for each author. Which of the following features will allow you to?

Annotations
Custom Reports
Segments
Analytics Intelligence
Dimension Widening

46. You should add Analytics tracking code to your site________

At the beginning of your fiscal year only
Before documenting business objective
After implementation planning
During measurement planning

47. Specifying a goal value allows Google Analytics to calculate _______

Revenue per Click
Bounce Rate
Ecommerce Revenue
Average Order Value

48. What is the purpose of the URL Builder?

Using the URL builder is required in order to track Adwords visits
To generate URL tracking parameters that need to be appended to an organic search result
To generate a URL with tracking parameters
To optimize landing page

49. Your web property is “www.example.com”. You set up a URL goal of “/thankyou” and a Match Type of “Begins With”. Which of the following URLs will count as goals? Select

example.com/thankyou/receipt.php
example.com/thankyou.php
example.com/thankyou.html
All of these would count as goal

50. What is the first step of analytics planning?

Create your implementation plan
Document your technical infrastructure
Implement Google Analytics
Define your overall measurement plan and business objectives

51. The URL for the homepage of your site is example.com/index. You would like this particular page to appear as “/home” in your pages report. How can this be achieved?

Use the Search and replace custom filter on the Request URI field where Search string is www.example.com/index and replace string is www.example.com/home
Use a Search and Replace custom filter on the Request URI field where Search string is “/index” and Replace string is “/home”

52. Which of the following is a session level interaction?

Ecommerce transaction
Event
All of these answers are correct
Pageview
Social interaction

53. Which of the following would most quickly allow you to determine whether the Google Analytics code snippet is working on a specific website?

Annotations
secondary dimensions
Analytics Intelligence
Real-Time

54. Which of the following would you use to set up a custom alert?

Real-Time
Conversion
Content
Intelligence

55. Which of the following are possible uses of views within a single Google Analytics account?

to look more closely at traffic to a specific part of a site (a page or selection of pages)
to track domains that belong to another account
to look more closely at traffic to a specific subdomain
to limit a users access to a subset of data
all of these are possible uses of views

56. Which of the following are tracked by Site Speed reports?

page-load time for a sample of page views on your site
how quickly images load
how quickly the browser parses a page and makes it available for user interaction
button click response time
All answers are correct

57. Which of the following is a valid tagged custom campaign

example.com?utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=mysearch&utm_campaign-spring&utm_term=backpacks
example.com?utm_campaign=fall&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter1&utm_content=a1
example.com?utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter1&utm_campaign=spring
example.com?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=example&utm_campaign=winter
All of these are valid

58. Which of the following is a benefit of using segments in your data analysis?

You can compare behavior metrics for groups of users like Converters vs non Converters.
You can analyze your users and/or their sessions according to single or multi-session conditions.
You can isolate and analyze specific conversion paths using conversion segments.
You can permanently modify the data in your view, for example excluding internal or bot traffic.
A,B, and C only
A,B,C & D

59. You have defined goal X such that a particular PDF download qualifies as a goal conversion. A user comes to your site once and downloads this PDF 5 times. How many goal conversions will be recorded?

A) 1
B) 5
C) 2
D) 0

60. What is the best analysis tool to use in order to see a traffic comparison of Converters vs. Non Converters?

View filters
Advanced Segments
Report filters
Custom Dimensions

70. Which of the following is an advantage of implementing Google Tag Manager?

You can add Google Analytics tags to your site without editing site code.
You can add AdWords tags to your site without editing site code.
You can add non-Google tags to your site without editing site code.
You can change configuration values in your mobile app without rebuilding a new binary.
All of these answers are correct.

71. Which Analytics API allows you to access your Google Analytics account configuration data?
Core Reporting API
Embed API
Management API
You cannot access this data with an API

72. What does the Time Lag report indicate?

Time lag between goal completions
Lag on the load time of the site
Time lag between the original session and a goal completion
Time lag between page views in the goal funnel

73. Which dimension is not included in the Adwords reporting section of Google Analytics?

Bid adjustment
Keyword
Invalid click
Destination URL
TrueView Video ad

74. A visitor comes to your site but stops looking at pages and generating events. Which of the following will occur by default?

Google Analytics does not keep track of sessions by default
The visitor’s session expires after 5 minutes of inactivity
The visitor’s session expires after 30 minutes of inactivity
The visitor’s session expires once the visitor has exited your site

75. You define a Destination URL goal by:

creating a new dashboard to report only on the goal page
adding the conversion ID to the tracking code on the goal page
editing the view Goals and specifying the request URL of the conversion page
adding the ecommerce code to the goal page

76. Each dimension and metric has a scope that aligns with a level of the analytics data hierarchy — user, session, or hit-level. In most cases, it only makes sense to combine dimensions and metrics in your reports that belong to the same scope. Which of the following is a valid dimension / metric combination?

Session (metric) + Page (dimension)
Bounce rate (metric) / Event Action (dimension)
Sessions (metric) / city (dimension)
All of the above are valid dimension / metric combination

77. When analyzing the goal flow report, you see that many users are dropping off after the second step in the funnel. With this information you can infer that:
You are possibly targeting the wrong audience who is not as interested in your product
The navigation between the second and third steps of the purchase process could be improved
You should consider directing traffic through a different entrance point of your goal
all of the above

78. You recently set up a new AdWords campaign and you are interested in using Smart Goals to optimize your performance. Which of the following is a prerequisite to using Smart Goals?
The linked AdWords account must have sent at least 1000 clicks to the selected Google Analytics view over the past 30 days .
You must modify your tracking code to support Smart Goals data collection.
You must enable “Smart Goals” in your property settings.
The selected Google Analytics account must have at least 500 sessions over the past 30 days.

79. What is the main purpose of the Mutli-Channel funnel report?
To show which goals are bringing in the most revenue
To evaluate the interaction and contribution of multiple channels in the conversion/purchase cycle for your site
To analyze the funnel steps for multiple goals
To see which channels resulted in the highest number of pageviews

80. The User ID feature is commonly used with which of the following website layouts?

Users can create an account on your website and log in on all types of devices
Users can navigate between your website and multiple subdomains within one session
Users must navigate to a 3rd party shopping cart domain to complete a purchase
You have content that displays on another domain through an iFrame

81. True or False: When a new view is created, it will show the historical data from the first view you created for the property.

True: Any new view will include all historical website data.
False: Views will report data from the day they are created.

82. Why would it be useful to assign a value to your goal in Google Analytics?
Assigning a goal value allows you to track revenue from your conversions.
Assigning a goal value allows you to compare goal conversions and measure changes and improvements to your site.
Assigning a goal value allows you to use the Funnel Visualization report to analyze the conversion funnel on your website.

83. How would you determine the mobile ecommerce conversion rate for paid traffic (CPC)?

Go to Audience > Mobile > Overview. Add a secondary dimension showing Traffic type in order to see the traffic coming from paid search
Go to Acquisition > All traffic > Channels. Add a secondary dimension showing device category in order to see the paid search traffic coming from mobile
Both A and B are correct steps for determining the mobile ecommerce conversion rate for paid traffic
In Analytics you can only see traffic coming from desktop or from Mobile/tablet together. There is no way you can see mobile traffic only

84. The User ID feature lets you associate engagement data from multiple devices and different sessions with unique IDs. In order to use the User ID feature in Analytics you must:

use Google Tag Manager for your Analytics tracking
be able to generate your own unique IDs
create a new Analytics account for User ID reporting
all of the above

85. The Google Analytics SDK or tracking code sends campaign and traffic source data through a number of different field. Which of the following is one of the fields used to sends campaign or traffic source data?

Location
Campaign medium
Device category
Interest category

86. When you create a new Channel Grouping in a view, you can:

immediately select it in the Acquisition Overview and Channel reports
apply it retroactively and see historical data classified by our new channel definitions
change how reports display your data, without changing the data itself
A and C only
A,B, and C

87. When should you use manual tagging?
You should use manual tagging in order to track all of your advertising campaigns, like AdWords or Facebook.
You should use manual tagging for any non-AdWords custom campaign.
You should use manual tagging to track only AdWords campaigns.

89. Which of the following metrics is available when Site Search tracking is enabled?

Sessions with Search: The number of sessions that used your site’s search function at least once.
Search Exits: The number of searches made immediately before leaving the site.
Time after Search: The amount of time users spend on your site after performing a search.
Search Refinements: The number of times a user searched again immediately after performing a search.
All of the above

90. The Google Analytics Data Model consists of users, sessions, and interactions. In this heirarchy, interactions include:
pageviews
events
transactions
A and B only
A,B, and C

91. What reports would you use to determine if you should consider expanding your advertising to new markets?
Location and Language reports
Frequency and recency reports
Intelligence events
Source/Medium report

92. Scenario: The Google Merchandise Store recently launched a mobile responsive website and started a few new ad campaigns. When looking at their overall traffic in Google Analytics, they noticed that they have a bounce rate of 85%. Which of the following dimensions would be useful when analyzing their traffic to determine the cause of this high bounce rate?

Device Category
landing page
Campaign
A and C only
A, B, and C

93. Which report would give you insight into how many Display conversions were assisted by Search paid traffic?
Ecommerce reports
Multi channel funnels reports
Interests report
Goals reports
Campaigns reports

94. What is a benefit of using Google Analytics for Remarketing?

You can target customers who have previously been to your site with customized creatives.
You can create remarketing lists without making any changes to your existing GA tag.
You can create remarketing lists based on custom segments and targets, for example, users who’ve been to your site more than once in a 30 day period.
A and C only
A, B, and C

94. True or False: If you have updated your tracking code to analytics.js, then no additional configuration is required to track subdomains.
True: With analytics.js you can track across your domain and subdomains with no additional configuration.
False: You must always set up cross domain tracking in order to track subdomains.

95. You receive an intellgence alert notifying you that there has been an unexpected spike in your traffic. Which of the following could be possible reasons for this spike?

The tracking code has been altered and is reporting incorrectly
There is a new referral source that is directing a lot of new traffic to the site
There is unidentified referral traffic that is likely bot traffic
New pages or subdomains have been recently indexed in organic search
All of the above

96. Google Analytics uses which model by default when attributing conversion values in non-Multi-Channel Funnel reports?
First Interaction model
Last Interaction model
Last Non-Direct Click model
Linear model

97. Which of the following statements is true about Multi-Channel Funnel (MCF) reports?

You can create your own custom channel grouping in addition to the default MCF Channel grouping.
The channel labels that you see in Multi-Channel Funnels reports are defined as part of the MCF Channel Grouping.
When you share a Custom Channel Grouping, only the configuration information is shared. You data remain private.
All of these statements are true.

98. Which reporting dimension would be useful to reference if you were looking to improve the user experience on your landing pages?
Traffic type
Language
Device Category
B and C only
A, B, and C

99. Google Analytics can collect behavioral data from which systems?

E-commerce platforms
Mobile Applications
Online point-of-sales system
A and B only
A, B, and C

100. Auto-tagging is a feature that is used with which type of traffic?
Any search engine traffic that is not from Google
AdWords Campaign traffic
Website referrals
Social media referrals

101. Google Analytics can identify that two sessions are from the same user if:

the sessions happen in the same browser on the same device
the sessions happen on the same day
the sessions happen in the same browser
the sessions occur within 30 minutes of each other

102. When a report is based on data from a large number of sessions, you may see the following notice at the top of the report: “This report is based on N sessions.” You can adjust the sampling rate of the report by:

changing the sampling rate in your view settings
adjusting the session timeout control
adjusting a control in the reporting interface for greater or less precision
You cannot adjust the sample data

103. Segments are subsets of your Analytics data. Which of the following statements are NOT true of Analytics segments?

Segments are filters that permanently change your data.
Segments let you isolate and analyze your data .
You can use segments to build custom Remarketing lists.
Segments represent either subsets of sessions or subsets of users.

104. Why can AdWords clicks sometimes differ from Analytics sessions in your reports?

some visitors may have javascript disabled
some visitors may be blocking cookies
clicks and sessions are different metrics
all of the above

105. What is an assisted conversion?
When one goal completion leads to another
When one traffic source results in a later goal completion through another traffic source
An AnWords view through conversion
When an AdWords visitors returns to the site directly to convert

106. What is an attribution model in Google Analytics?

the set of rules that determine which AdWords ads are credited with a conversion
the set of rules for assigning sessions to new vs returning users
the set of rules that determine how credit for sales and conversions is assigned to touchpoints in conversion paths
the set of rules for assigning specific interest categories

107. Adding filters to a view in Google Analytics allows you to:

exclude visits from a particular IP address
replace complicated page URLs with readable text strings
modify historical data
A and B only
A, B, and C

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