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Definition - What does Google Analytics mean?

Google Analytics is a website traffic analysis application that provides real-time statistics and analysis of user interaction with the website. Google analytics enables website owners to analyze their visitors, with the objective of interpreting and optimizing website’s performance. Google analytics can track all forms of digital media and referring upstream web destinations, banner and contextual advertisements, e-mail and integrates with other Google products.

Techopedia explains Google Analytics

The data provided by Google analytics is designed especially for marketing and webmasters alike in gauging the quality of traffic they are receiving and the effectiveness of their marketing efforts.

Google analytics can provide the response of a marketing campaign by tracking visitors from all the referring sites and the number of visitors converted to customers or members from each. Google analytics works by via a snippet of Javascript on the website to be monitored. There is no hardware or software to install as the application is entirely cloud based.

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