Firebase vs Google Analytics 360

Life was rather simple when marketers had to deal with only one device (desktop) and a few marketing channels. Nowadays, the plethora of devices, channels and analytics technologies makes one’s mind spin, and as soon as you think you have it all figured out, a new platform or a new technology pops up. Welcome Firebase, […]


Getting Your Feet Wet in the Data Lake: Analytics 360 in BigQuery

I am really fascinated by BigQuery. The ease of use and the speed it offers to handle really large amounts of data is just amazing. In this post, I’ll highlight the operational benefit of BigQuery over the on-premise Big Data platforms. We’ll then begin filling our data lake with Google Analytics 360 data as just […]


Migration from Adobe Analytics to Google Analytics 360

Transitioning web analytics platforms is a significant endeavor for any organization. This post assumes you are contemplating or perhaps have already made the decision to transition from Adobe Analytics to Analytics 360 (Google Analytics Premium). With a web analytics transition, the technical aspects are crucial to get right. However, that is not the only key […]


Troubleshooting Google Analytics with Google Tag Assistant

Ever wonder if your Google Analytics implementation was recording hits, events, pageview requests, custom dimensions, conversion pixels, etc., the way you meant it to? Ever wish you could debug it at the page interaction level and see exactly what is being sent to Google Analytics? If you’ve invested in Google Analytics, then you’ve done the […]


In Memory of Shiraz Asif

It has been one month since my close friend, business partner and E-Nor co-founder, Shiraz Asif, passed. It’s been difficult for me to sit down to write this note. It all happened too quickly. On Sunday Feb 21 4:50am, I received a text from Amina (Shiraz’s wife) that he had been admitted to the emergency […]


Mapping User Constituencies to Google Analytics Segments

Aggregation is the Enemy Make this statement one of your daily mantras. Many websites (and some mobile apps) cater to different user constituencies with different motivations. It’s your critical responsibility as a Google Analytics practitioner to: identify your user constituencies (basically, a fancier way to say user type) create a Google Analytics custom segment that […]