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Let your Visitors, Google Analytics and Power BI help you!

Original sourceMicrosoft Power BI Community - Ruth Pozuelo - Curbia Blog

If you are like me, you have probably stared at a white page wondering what your next topic should be on your blog or what additional content could be relevant for my site. I have written about the everything, what else could be said?

With our new dashboard, you will get help from your site visitors to get ideas on new topics.To be able to recreate this dashboard you need to configure site search in your site.

Don’t, worry it is very easy to do.

What insights can we get with this dashboard?

As we normally do, let’s start with the results first:


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In this dashboard you will be able to understand:

  • Find ideas for new content
  • Find new topics that your readers would be interested in
  • Understand if your blog is driving the right users to your site
  • Are your important pages hidden from your readers?
  • What is your audience looking for in your site
  • Publish your content on the most relevant places on your site.

As we normally do, let’s start with the results first:

What insights can we get with this dashboard?

If you would like to see a live version of the dashboard, you can watch it in our YouTube Channel, but if you prefer text, continue reading.

Don't want to create the Power BI file?

If you are a member on our site (it's free), you can download it by following this link. You will also get an in-depth guide on how to use the dashboard.

You will need also to change the data source from my account to your Google account.

Creating the dashboard: Get Data

Building the Dashboard

Formulas

Create the visualisations

Custom visualisations

Now its your turn, what gold is your site search hiding?


Davos: Businesses grapple with Big Data challenge

Business Intelligence

The digital universe is growing at a rapid rate, and at the World Economic Forum in Davos business leaders are debating how to analyse the massive amounts of information they are now collecting – and how much protection they should give their consumers.

Tanya Beckett reports on the debate over Big Data.

YOU Don’t need BIG Data?

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I Constantly hear people say

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Business Intelligence

Our database is less than a terabyte. Big data SIMPLY isn’t for us

You might be right?

However, before you jump to that conclusion, I have a few questions for you to consider?

  • Do you collaborate with partners, suppliers?
  • Do you use open source data? For example, government, NGO’s, commercial, databases.
  • What about social media?​
  • What about data from sensors or machines?
  • Do you have offices, overseas?​​
  • Would the ability to be able to identify areas in the world susceptible to political, economic instability prior to such conditions becoming a serious issue to trade, be beneficial to you?

Obviously the answer is yes.

If you were able to Answer YES to some or all of the questions above, then BIG DATA is for YOU.

Perhaps weather patterns affect demand for your product service offering?

Being forewarned might help you with inventory planning?

An example of this is a retailer matches weather patterns to purchases. Using such data, you just might find a real gem. Data patterns may clearly illustrate, particularly weather conditions, leads to explosive demand for a specific item. You may also find moving slower selling items next to explosive demand items increases your sales for these slow shifting higher profit items.

Social media

Possibly you want to know what your customers are saying, feeling about your product service offering?

For good or bad you need to pull the data into your system and once there you need to analysis the data.

Think about this way. You start an advertisement campaign only to discover a few months into the campaign the results aren’t quite what you expected. Immediate feedback would have empowered you to make real time fortuitous decisions based on facts, not intuition.

Think about this way. You start an advertisement campaign only to discover a few months into the campaign the results aren’t quite what you expected. Immediate feedback would have empowered you to make real time fortuitous decisions based on facts, not intuition.

We are rapidly moving towards the INTERNET of THINGS.

Before you dismiss this factor.

If you manufacture machines and or devices then you are probably thinking about connecting such things to the internet. For example aircraft engines generates one terabyte of information an hour. Buildings, devices, cars you name it, will generate data.

Analysing this type of data correctly, could deliver a competitive advantage. Examples of this are building managers having the ability to manage power consumption, another example motor insurance companies fitting on board devices to monitor driving behaviour. The data generated is used to determine insurance premiums.

Another example, a car service. The mechanic plugins the car into a terminal. The information is sent to the manufacture. The manufacture uses the data to determine how parts are performing and this data may result in changes in manufacturing or a software updates. Yet another example, driverless cars are a very real possibility in next few years.

So as you’ve just learnt, sensor data has already become a reality for us all, and this will only increase.

What I’m trying to state is, increasingly, your internal databases, CRM, Accounting, blogs, social media, analytics, data warehousing aren’t your only concern. Competitive advantage necessitates interaction with external data sources.


So the final question has to be:

ARE competitors stealing an advantage by finding these hidden data gems?


The Power of BIG DATA

Data forecast the future

A really good illustration of the Power of BIG DATA by the Epc Group

What's impressive when you use Office 365 and Power BI, you don't need a data analyst.

Christopher Bird
MS BI Consultant