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Google Analytics - What are your drop off rates?
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The trouble with advising my university that "our drop off rates seem really high" is that I don't have any comparative data to support my claim. Hence my use of the word "seems".So I'd like to know…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Sarah McMaster Jun 15, 2012.

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Employer?
University of Georgia's Terry College of Business
Website:
http://www.terry.uga.edu
Personal Website:
http://www.fowlertown.com
Find me on Twitter at:
http://www.twitter.com/danielfowler
Find me on LinkedIn at:
http://www.linkedin.com/in/danfo
List three areas of expertise or specialization.
Project Management, User Experience, SEO, Accessibility
What CMS are you using?
Expression Engine, WordPress
What department or office are you in?
Marketing & Communications
Primary Job Responsibility
Project lead for our 18-month redesign.
Number of students at your institution
40,000+

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Scott Kilmer replied to Daniel Fowler's discussion Moving large academic site to EE in December in the group ExpressionEngine
"Daniel, How did the move to EE go? Any update? Considering a jump."
Jan 31, 2013
Claudia Snell replied to Daniel Fowler's discussion Moving large academic site to EE in December in the group ExpressionEngine
"I've got a great team working on setting up and EE site and I'm so glad for their expertise. It's a great product but does need a lot more work than WP. I really like WordPress too - great for blogs and mini-sites. "
Jul 24, 2012
Daniel Fowler replied to Daniel Fowler's discussion Moving large academic site to EE in December in the group ExpressionEngine
"Yes, our existing site is static. All 3,000ish pages or so. Hence why I'm eager to get our dev space running since we're trying to launch in 5 months. Thanks for all the links - I'll check them out as I find time this week."
Jul 24, 2012
Brad Morse replied to Daniel Fowler's discussion Moving large academic site to EE in December in the group ExpressionEngine
"As for setting up the database like you would in WordPress, yes, that is the same. As for setting up the CMS to tailor it to your needs, that is much different than WordPress. If you have never used EE before, I'd recommend watching these…"
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Claudia Snell replied to Daniel Fowler's discussion Moving large academic site to EE in December in the group ExpressionEngine
"Hi Daniel, Yes, EE is much more complicated to set up than WordPress. If it's not done correctly, it can be a bit of a disaster. "
Jul 24, 2012
Daniel Fowler added a discussion to the group ExpressionEngine
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Moving large academic site to EE in December

We are moving to EE for our redesign (launch goal is December). Our IT department is kind of dragging its feet getting EE configured in a development space. Is it that difficult to setup? I come from WordPress experience, where you just name the database and go.See More
Jul 24, 2012
Sarah McMaster replied to Daniel Fowler's discussion Google Analytics - What are your drop off rates?
"April for us showed a 77.3%, but like other folks, we are shunting both students and staff/faculty to a portal from there. Seems like you're doing better than you thought!"
Jun 15, 2012
Daniel Fowler replied to Daniel Fowler's discussion Google Analytics - What are your drop off rates?
"Is your intranet a core component of the web experience for your users? Our intranets (students, faculty/staff) are barely used. But I guess that may be different for us because we are a business school, versus the full university which does make…"
May 9, 2012
Eduardo Mendoza replied to Daniel Fowler's discussion Google Analytics - What are your drop off rates?
"Ours is 59.7%, just like Erik, i believe people going to intranet. "
May 9, 2012
Katra Farah replied to Daniel Fowler's discussion Google Analytics - What are your drop off rates?
"We have 2 websites and the numbers are so far apart that it makes me think:) youbc 9.46% CFL 52% "
May 9, 2012
Rachel replied to Daniel Fowler's discussion Google Analytics - What are your drop off rates?
"Ours is 74.6% but like Erik, there are a lot of links on our home page that aren't being tracked. On our graduation site where tracking is more consistent, the drop off is 12.3%."
May 9, 2012
Erik Hagen replied to Daniel Fowler's discussion Google Analytics - What are your drop off rates?
"Ours is 75.2%. I imagine most of those bounces are folks going to our intranet/portal which isn't being tracked. "
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Daniel Fowler posted a discussion

Google Analytics - What are your drop off rates?

The trouble with advising my university that "our drop off rates seem really high" is that I don't have any comparative data to support my claim. Hence my use of the word "seems".So I'd like to know what drop off rates some of you are seeing from your homepage (and more, if you're feeling generous). The way you find this info in the newest Google Analytics is toLog into your Analytics profileUnder Audience in the left menu, click Visitor FlowHover over your homepage under the Starting Pages…See More
May 3, 2012
Daniel Fowler replied to Brad Morse's discussion Higher Education specific features w/ EE in the group ExpressionEngine
"I realize this was asked back in November, but the Terry College of Business (University of Georgia) is currently redesigning our site, and expecting to move 95% of our content into Expression Engine. I think the only pages that may not get…"
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