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My Favorite File Renaming Tool

If you have ever worked with images, especially in bulk as is often needed for SEO, you know that cameras name images with meaningless hashes.

Granted they are generally sequential, so that makes sense within the context of the camera but file names like IMG_63826151.JPEG are meaningless to anyone else in any other context.

I mean, imagine your parents are standing next to you as you search for a certain photograph that you know is on your computer. That’s no time to discover that meaningless hashes force you to review the file to gauge its contents.

No Siree, I’d rather have that photo named naughty-picture-of-my-girlfriend.jpg then I can be sure not to preview that one when Mom’s in the room.

name changer app options interface

Photo Naming Conventions

I like image file names to be all lower case, with words separated by dashes, descriptively named and with a 3 letter extension (i.e. .jpg not .JPEG).

The Name Changer App by MRR Software makes changes like that easy and quick across any number of files.

Need your photos appended with a number?

No problem, it handles RegEx and more with ease and yet still has a pleasant intuitive GUI.

I suppose there might be better utilities for this out there but this one is good enough that I quit looking when I found it.

Plus it’s free (one of these days I’ll donate).

Google Analytics Custom Reports, Advanced Segments via Avinash Kaushik

I’m a huge fan of Avinash Kaushik’s digital marketing blog. He mostly writes about analytics and he explains very clearly how it is relevant to real world business.

One of the things I find most useful is that he often shares assets such as custom reports and advanced segments.

As a matter of fact, I find it so useful that I found myself repeatedly going back to the blog and hunting through his articles for those assets (and that is time consuming).

Sometimes they work, sometimes they don’t (I have only ever had one report in the comments feed work—no idea why) and I assume it is due to incompatible versions of the assets among different versions of Google Analytics.

This is my cheatsheet to analytics configuration assets that I have found there.

Custom Reports:

All 14 Custom Reports
While signed into GA click on this link: https://www.google.com/analytics/web/template?uid=EKH3li44SlqD_BMlbRUd9g

Advanced Segments:

All 8 Advanced Segments
Just click right here: https://www.google.com/analytics/web/template?uid=Yiyp_RDNRTO7f3wwqr0bWg

Dashboard:

WordPress Dashboard
Available here: https://www.google.com/analytics/web/template?uid=PWVDHCrqTUCrMqg2zxH3FA

I want to give credit where credit is due but also tell anyone who finds this where they can find more details. I spent a few hours today trying to find every post that contained the links to these assets but I was unable. However, I did find most so here’s the detailed, individual list.

Custom Reports:

www.kaushik.net/avinash/best-downloadable-custom-web-analytics-reports
AK: Visitor Acquisition Efficiency Analysis
https://www.google.com/analytics/web/template?uid=KrFOxvPiS_65PrygiZ-caw
AK Content Efficiency Analysis Report v2
https://www.google.com/analytics/web/template?uid=btamH0_tSVqiNy8LhglWjQ
AK: Paid Search “Micro-Ecosystem” Report
https://www.google.com/analytics/web/template?uid=zqq78eNkSByiiIcIGnMOYA
AK: Content Efficiency Analysis Report
https://www.google.com/analytics/web/template?uid=LwyPayPLQGW9sexqO1WnJA
www.kaushik.net/avinash/google-analytics-custom-reports-paid-search-campaigns-analysis
AK: Search Traffic (Excluding Not Set, Not Provided)
https://www.google.com/analytics/web/template?uid=8o_sz196RmqFIn_ctfswSQ
AK: PPC Keyword/Matched Query Report
https://www.google.com/analytics/web/template?uid=6eW4itYMQvWNtZpCwXxAng
AK: E2E Paid Search Report
https://www.google.com/analytics/web/template?uid=d_oDoGmIQ56JyOgDf9gGtw
www.kaushik.net/avinash/actionable-web-analytics-custom-reports-advanced-segments
AK:Content Efficiency & KW Drilldown Ecommerce Rpt
https://www.google.com/analytics/web/template?uid=r_aF6Vh7TRidFIKXh_xrJg
www.kaushik.net/avinash/google-secure-search-keyword-data-analysis
AK: Google httpS change Impact
https://www.google.com/analytics/web/permalink?type=custom_report&uid=I3_ojx0zRYycZcCjbcrxzg
AK: Key Word Performance Analysis
https://www.google.com/analytics/web/permalink?type=custom_report&uid=rTrR8e_8QXiM_y5lkl2zSA
AK: All Search Performance
https://www.google.com/analytics/web/template?uid=6AA5gc2tT9qVQTTY00Ch3g
AK: All Traffic Sources e2e
https://www.google.com/analytics/web/template?uid=VPau_Vm4TRqpiEwqQ9FkoQ
AK: Complete Mobile Performance Report
https://www.google.com/analytics/web/template?uid=6fG5KWDZQNaLHg3FaPdSmA
AK: Landing Pages Analysis
https://www.google.com/analytics/web/template?uid=ok26ZT0BStyTYT-Xkv6Esw

Advanced Segments (by blog post):

www.kaushik.net/avinash/advanced-analytics-visitor-segments-engagement-social-media-search-long-tail
AK: All Social Media Visits
https://www.google.com/analytics/web/template?uid=aRzB5vouQoqibP-cAzGw0A
My Social Media Visits
https://www.google.com/analytics/web/template?uid=lrmmK5eUQ4eVL5DqzGzb6Q
AK: Non-Flirts, Potential Lovers
https://www.google.com/analytics/web/template?uid=ME1AXzOIRyiq1UPw_lHvVw
AK: Visits w/ 3, 4, 5, 10, 20, 20+ Words in Search Query
https://www.google.com/analytics/web/template?uid=aTPyE-d7SMqxz–QubsbZg
www.kaushik.net/avinash/actionable-web-analytics-custom-reports-advanced-segments
1-2 Word Searchers Traffic
https://www.google.com/analytics/web/template?uid=j13_pTFYQf-E3gpuLOzlYg
3 or more words in a search query
https://www.google.com/analytics/web/template?uid=XHGSfAk6TtqdLRh6H3Ijiw
Source post unknown:
AK: Visits via Search Queries w/ more than 4 words
https://www.google.com/analytics/web/template?uid=K70EUc_QRW24JAvOngXErw
AK: Visits via search queries w/ 4 words.
https://www.google.com/analytics/web/template?uid=DJ4jshiBTQq0Ab76UJYLew

WordPress Blog Dashboard

www.kaushik.net/avinash/amazing-bar-charts-content-consumption-share-of-search
Dasboard
https://www.google.com/analytics/web/template?uid=PWVDHCrqTUCrMqg2zxH3FA