5 Seer Panelists Take On Your Hottest GA4 Questions

Dec 17, 2020

Live Panel Q&A: Google Analytics 4 (GA4)

Starting now and kicking into high gear in 2021, GA4 (the first major overhaul of Google Analytics since it first released in 2005) — will impact all digital marketers and website owners. In this live Q&A, our audience walked away confident in understanding GA4, its features, and a framework to support their migration plan.


Key Takeaways

Google Analytics 4 (GA4) is an overhaul of Universal Analytics (UA) — unifying App and Web with a machine learning model to allow for a more holistic view of user journeys.

Five Seer Analytics team members: James, Stephen, Emmilly, Winter, and Catherine broke down the key benefits, highlighted what’s changing, and shared a prioritization framework to support planning ahead. Not to mention, they collectively answered over 40+ questions throughout the Live Chat… 

Jump into the recap: 

  1. GA4 is being looked at as an entirely new product. How marketers and site owners collect, measure, analyze and use data will evolve thanks to GA4’s new user-centric data model and a deeper focus on machine learning.
  2. Yes, some features are getting left behind but there’s a lot to be excited about. With GA4’s new data model, you’re able to measure the user journey in a way that wasn’t easily possible before. Plus, there will be widespread access to features previously exclusive to GA360 customers only (e.g. Advanced Analysis, BigQuery Exports, and more).
  3. It’s not time to switch yet, but creating a test property now will help you prepare later. Depending on your business needs, switching to GA4 during the beta might not make sense. However with all the new changes — there’s going to be a learning curve when it is time to switch. Our team recommends manually setting up a test property with built-in and recommended events to get a better understanding of the interface and its capabilities in the meantime.


Seer POV

Learn everything you need to know about the brand new Google Analytics 4, how to upgrade, and what to expect in 2021. 

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