In the 1990 film “Cadillac Man,” Joey O’Brien, a car salesman played by Robin Williams, stops to assist a funeral director whose hearse is broken down by the side of the road on the way to the cemetery. Having assisted the grieving widow to make the painful, but necessary decision to move the casket into a less dignified transport (a truck bed), he’s sizes her up. She’s spending a lot of money on a funeral and a high-end casket. She’s probably flush with insurance money and new cars always lift people’s spirits. He decides she’s the perfect candidate for a new car, so he dives in and presents his business card along with the suggestion.
Google recently released a new update to Google Analytics, featuring a new Calculated Metrics feature. Calculated Metrics are user-defined metrics that are computed from existing metrics available on Google Analytics, and allow more customized and relevant analyses than ever before. I love the new feature and allows so much more reporting opportunity. Planning the logic then implementing formulas are the key in developing the new relevant metrics