Google Groups Service in Google Apps Script; Google Analytics IQ Course and Exam Updates

Google Groups Service introduced today in Google Apps Script will allow a script to check if a user belongs to a certain group, or to enumerate the members of a particular group, revealed Google."The Google Groups Service works with groups created through the Google Groups web interface as well as groups created by enterprise customers […]

Google Groups Service introduced today in Google Apps Script will allow a script to check if a user belongs to a certain group, or to enumerate the members of a particular group, revealed Google.

"The Google Groups Service works with groups created through the Google Groups web interface as well as groups created by enterprise customers with their own domain using the control panel and the Google Apps Provisioning API," Google said.

The Groups Services can be used to fetch a list of the Google Groups of which you're a member.

Adding, Google says "This opens a wide range of possibilities, such as allowing a script with Ui Services to show additional buttons to the members of a particular group - for example teachers or managers - and sending customized emails to all the members of a group."

Here are a few sample scripts to help you get started with the new API. "To try out these samples, select Create > New Spreadsheet and then Tools > Script Editor from the menu. You can then copy the code into the script editor. The scripts' output will appear back in the spreadsheet," Google explained.

Also, to reflect the new version of Google Analytics, Google Analytics IQ course and exam today received updates. The updated exam will appear during the first week of January, revealed Google.

Google Analytics IQ Course and Exam Updates

"If you're already in the middle of studying and plan to take the exam in December, you may wish to continue using the old version of the course, which will remain available at ConversionUniversity.com for one more week. After that, ConversionUniversity.com will host the new course," Google said.

Here is what's been updated?

  • understand accounts, web properties, and profiles in the new Google Analytics,
  • know the goal types and when to use each type,
  • understand the concepts of "metric" and "dimension",
  • be aware of new Google Analytics capabilities and reports. (Try reviewing recent posts on this blog to make sure you're up to speed.)