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Short Google Analytics Expert Gig - $100 - $300 range

Discussion in 'Hire a Freelancer' started by giveitlegs, Oct 24, 2014.

  1. giveitlegs

    giveitlegs Regular Member

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    Looking for an experienced (the key word here is 'experienced') Google Analytics expert to go one on one with one of our clients.

    Our client is a hotel and we are a hotel distribution group. they have our hotel internet booking engine (IBE) 'attached' to their site.

    Currently, we have Google Universal Analytics installed on our IBE and it seems to pull all data for them, except the referrer, and we're not completely sure why.

    We suspect many possible causes, but to be honest, we're simply amateur practitioners in GA. We need someone with a depth of knowledge, both in the code snippets, in JavaScript and in navigating the Google Analytics panel and know where everything is, what it means, and how to each the desired breakdown and displays of information that our client is requesting.

    If this sounds like you, and you live, breath and love Google Analytics, and you're familiar with these types of problems and have a proven track record of solving them,... AND if you're interested in cleaning this up for between $100 - $300 dollars (I am using a range here, because somethings are an easy fix, and some may require some trial and error work), then I want to talk to you. Please PM me.

    But please note three things - full transparency:

    1 - You will need to dialogue with the client directly, so you must be professional, courteous and used to dealing with corporate clients. Preferably over Skype calls as well as email. We will be setting you to go direct with them, so you will need to communicate any access needs, FTP, root, GA Panel... whatever with them. WE will be able to provide you access to our IBE (that's where we come in).

    2 - We don't pay until the client says everything is good and reviews the work, and sees that they are now measuring all of the requested metrics. Payment will be done via PP after the job is assessed as complete by the client. No partial payment for hours worked. It's a flat rate deal. If you can't get it done for the client, then there is no payment. What's we're looking for here is an all-in-one package. You assess it, you fix it, you test it (we can help with putting through fake bookings to test pushing data), you communicate with the client with us CC'd on everything. (and if you're a badass, and really good at this stuff, believe me... there will be repeat work - we're not a web agency, and I've been looking to unload the GA part of these integrations for a long time to someone)

    3 - We will want to know what the break/issue was. Our team has a few Google Analytics aficionados that are scratching their head wondering why this doesn't work right now, and to be honest, I'm curious myself - plus if it turns out to be what we judge to be a 30 minute fix, then we'll want to make sure payment is equitable, versus a 2 day fix.

    If there are any interested parties, let me know. Cheers! ;)
     
  2. Repulsor

    Repulsor Power Member

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    I can feel the level of professionalism of your firm, just by reading you how stated everything. Cool.

    Well, being a coder, and speaking from that side of the problem, If you put in the analytics code, and it shows data, that means the implemtation is CORRECT. It wont probably be like, it shows everything except "Referrers".

    Instead of spending 300 bucks on this straightaway, I would first spent something to get a php script up, which will actually catch the refferers and then analyze if they are direct visits (which is probably what you see now in GA) or confirm them that they are from random sources.

    Anyways, if it is something wrong with the implentation, which I dont think it is, I would like to know how this got fixed.
     
  3. FBGuru

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    The key and fix is in the javascript. Check the referral exclusion list and see if your domain where the IBE is installed is added to that list. Are all other hotels using your IBE show the referrers or is it just for this hotel?
     
  4. Ventio

    Ventio Regular Member

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    you probably already checked this but just a thought: maybe the ibe system that your using isnt compatible with the tracking type your using. there's classic and universal for GA and i know some things don't work with one type of tracking compared to another.
     
  5. giveitlegs

    giveitlegs Regular Member

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    Thanks for all the input folks. All appreciated.