Our Twitter download now supports full text extended tweets

Do you want to see more than 140 characters of a Tweet? The new version 7.82.0.0 shows longer tweets. For background, see this: https://dev.twitter.com/overview/api/upcoming-changes-to-tweets If you want this, just download a new version. It's available to everyone, even the free users. If you already have an installation, you will need to upgrade your Twitter spreadsheets. You [...]

Adwords Update: May 2017, Latest Reports

During May 2017, Google released a new version of their Adwords interface. You can browse the reports that are now available, as well as the data columns that you can download using the Custom Query option. Data can be used in Excel, Google Data Studio, Power BI, and many other query and reporting tools. [...]

How to Get a Simple and Efficient Data Refresh Solution

Attended Downloads Watch it working, but you can do other things at the same time. The first is a program that runs outside of Excel and it refreshes your spreadsheets.  We call this program "Standalone" and you can install it quite easily.   Download NEXT Analytics Standalone here. After you run setup, [...]

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 [...]

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! [...]

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 [...]