About Ward Yaternick

Founder of NEXT Analytics Corporation

How to Implement Unsampled Data Access using Analytics 360

After you have purchased Analytics 360, it is very convenient to continue with the interactive dashboards. But sometimes your requests result in sampling conditions (greater than 500,000) sessions. Click the button that appears on your ribbon bar (in Windows), and you can get more detail which query is being sampled. At that point, you need to [...]

Our review of google data studio

You can quickly publish nicely laid out dashboards The primary benefit is the rapid delivery of working dashboards. It is a time saver for a web analyst, and gets web data into the hands of the business user. Someone who uses Google Data Studio can produce a dashboard with only a few hours of effort. Google Data [...]

Avoid Google Analytics Data Sampling

This blog describes an easy and free technique to avoid Google Analytics Data Sampling without having to pay for Google Analytics 360 (aka Premium).  If you have Premium, it might save you from the two step process described here. Sampled data is wrong data. There's a lot at stake, if you are publishing wrong data! [...]

Learn to analyze multiple segments and why you should do it

Analyze Multiple Segments: Why do it? In many cases, you might want to analyze multiple segments in order to: put them on the same report to compare them combine them for a subtotal look for outliers Only NEXT Analytics offers the ability to analyze multiple segments in the same report, even if the segment refers [...]

Handle High-Volume Downloads by Saving to a File

To handle high-volume downloads, NEXT Analytics saves to a file. Having data in a file lets you easily work in other applications or import the data into a database for use in a business intelligence data warehouse. This sample video shows how to download Twitter Followers of any Twitter user, even ones with millions of [...]

How To Customize a Google Analytics Script

Explanation You can edit NEXT Analytics script directly. Many people find this faster, easier and even a bit fun. To get started, we will explain the following popular requirements: dimensions metrics change the numeric filters change the text filters change the numeric sort The advantage of doing this with NEXT Scripting is that it gets [...]

It takes just ten minutes to setup a personal database using free MYSQL

The install (including downloads) will probably take 10 minutes.  It pertains to software that's freely downloaded as of March 10, 2017.  Start by clicking this link and following it’s instructions. Accept all the defaults. https://www.python.org/ftp/python/3.4.0/python-3.4.0.amd64.msi Next, click this link and accept any prompts for Developer or any other default. https://cdn.mysql.com//Downloads/MySQLInstaller/mysql-installer-community-5.7.17.0.msi These steps take only about [...]

YouTube Daily Views for Live or On Demand Content by Subscribed Status and YouTube Product

Compare daily YouTube views across content type, subscriber status and YouTube product The YouTube Daily Views for Live or On Demand Content by Subscribed Status and YouTube Product report from NEXT Analytics is a refreshable report that fetches daily data on YouTube views for live and on demand YouTube content, and organizes that data further [...]