Applications of the Date Range Function - Exercise

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Applications of the Date Range Function - Exercise

Applications of the Date Range Function

Duration: 15 to 20 minutes.
  1. Analyze the effects of the holiday season(s) on remotecourse.com in terms of visits per day (for example, visits per day during Christmas vs. Thanksgiving break). Write down your observations and share this with the class. (Use the Webucator account for this exercise).
  2. Analyze activities on remotecourse.com during the current financial quarter as compared to the previous year in regards to overall traffic on the site. For example, compare activity between July 1, 2009 and September 30, 2009 to activity between July 1, 2008 and September 30, 2008. Write down your observations and inference. (Use the Webucator account for this exercise).

Solution:

Applications of date range function: Comparing holiday seasons

  1. From the Analytics Setting Screen select the Webucator account.
  2. Select www.remotecourse.com as the profile to work on.
  3. Click on the Active Date Range drop down box.
  4. Select the 'compare to past' option.
  5. Using either the Calendar or Timeline tab, select the appropriate date range (i.e., 12/24/2008 to 12/31/2008 for Christmas and 11/24/2008 to 12/01/2008 for Thanksgiving break. Note: The number of days in each date range must be equal).
  6. Click Apply.

Solution:

Applications of date range function: Comparing financial quarters

  1. From the Analytics Setting Screen select the Webucator account.
  2. Select www.remotecourse.com as the profile to work on.
  3. Click on the Active Date Range drop down box.
  4. Select the 'compare to past' option.
  5. Using either the Calendar or Timeline tab, select the date range indicated in question 2. Note: The number of days in each date range must be equal).
  6. Click Apply.
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