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Before GA4, a connection from Google Analytics to BigQuery was only available for those that paid for the Analytics 360 version. However, with GA4, a free connector was made available to all users, allowing Google to open BigQuery to all businesses. Undoubtedly, this is a business-savvy move for Google, since it allows them to attain revenue from the cost of querying and storing data on the platform. However, despite the cost, this gives businesses the ability to access a phenomenal tool that can help them scale up their data analysis on their GA4 data should they have the specialized expertise available. Here are a few reasons why you should use BigQuery with your GA4 data.
For marketers, it is important to be able to distinguish between website traffic and internal traffic that their analytics platform collects. This is primarily because internal traffic has the potential to greatly skew vital metrics used for analysis and decision making. Therefore, by differentiating or excluding internal traffic, marketers can focus purely on customer activity or any other external users visiting the website.
If you own/operate an ecommerce business, the new year is a perfect time to give your ecommerce website the refresh that it needs. With the holiday season behind us, it is time to prepare for the year ahead. An important part of that is making sure your website is a viable platform in this current market. Not only do you likely need to update products or service offerings, but making an easy-to-use and well-designed website can definitely keep customers coming back for more.