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SAS BI Dashboard Rocks My Google Analytics Data Analysis

February 1, 2012 – 7:32 am | Comments Off
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I have to say I’m in love with the new SAS BI Dashboard and it’s many features. It really brings the Google Analytics to life and helps me understand how the Website traffic changed over time along with the key influences. The following figure gives you an idea of how you can integrate dashboard indicators for an interactive user experience. The best part is how …

SAS BI Dashboard: Google Analytics Dashboard Kicked Up a Notch

January 23, 2012 – 7:56 am | Comments Off

Google Analytics uses data from your Website to prepare a neat looking application where you can explore your data and answer what I consider your first-level questions. First-level questions are the most basic things you might want to know, such as How many? What Time Period? It is the second- and third-level questions where the analysis and action plans come into play. After all, it’s …

SAS Web Report Studio: Chart Makeover – Before and After Shots!

January 18, 2012 – 7:47 am | Comments Off

SAS Web Report Studio has some features that help can improve the overall appearance or just shake things up a little. You can change the template for individual reports in cases where you need to better highlight an idea.
Tip! Check out the Information is Beautiful site for some inspirational ideas about presenting data. Of course, Stephen Few’s Now Your See It book I keep …

SAS BI: Looking at Google Analytics for Popular Blog Topics

January 16, 2012 – 6:00 am | Comments Off

This past week I have been studying the Google Analytics data to determine the best topics to discuss in the upcoming month and to prepare the SAS Global Forum 2012 conference. Google Analytics allows me to measure which posts get the most hits when posted and continue to be popular or referenced. I’ll unveil my little known, but highly coveted analytics process. How’s that for …

Using Social Media to Find Your New SAS BI Job

January 12, 2012 – 8:23 pm | Comments Off
sas-bi-linkedin-resume is fast becoming a way for professionals to not only network but also look for work in a more clever way. Last week, I discussed ways to enhance your LinkedIn Profile, but there’s more to LinkedIn than just your profile. As Paul hinted in his comments last week, you also need to make sure the rest of your Profile is showing your best side …