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! [...]

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 [...]

What can you do with Un-Sampled Google Analytics Data?

Download un-sampled google analytics data and store it in a personal or corporate database.  This gives you a full range of options for best-in-class tools that convert raw data into business intelligence. Microsoft, Tableau, Qliktech, IBM, SAP, and many other business intelligence tools. You probably have your favourites, or tools that you already own and are [...]

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- These steps take only about [...]

Dimensional Aggregation and Rollup Made Easy

To get the answers we want, sometimes it's desirable to rolled up or aggregate a overly detailed dimension. This can apply to any data source including Google Analytics, PIWIK, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, SQL Queries and more. To demonstrate the value of rolling up detailed dimensions, a good example would be web site referers. Referers [...]

Analyze Facebook Posts for Any Fan Page and Any Date Range

Optimize and Report on the results of your Facebook Posting Wouldn't you want to know which posts caused the best reactions? Is overall performance improving or getting worse? Which post types perform the best? Compare your posts and their results with your competitors! With Facebook reports, you can't do this. The only way is through Page [...]

Download Facebook Ad Data to Your Computer or Database

Analyze Facebook Ad Data Using Any Query and Reporting Software NEXT can prepare reports using a combination of any of the following data columns on a per day, week, month, fiscal period, or life to date basis. The possibilities are endless to learn everything you need to know about Facebook Ad performance. Trends, patterns, outliers.... [...]

Advantages to Downloading Your Web and Social Media Data

Many people are finding that web based analytics by Google and Facebook are not sufficient. They seek better analysis, better security, and better means of distributing information. The answer is to download data and use Business Intelligence platforms and tools. We think Business Intelligence will bring a new era of usefulness to web and social [...]