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Installing Google Analytics tracking code on your site is not the sign of a mission accomplished, it’s the start of a journey into unravelling the data behind your site. From here you can work out how to improve it to increase the return from your site.
One simple way to make Google Analytics easy to use, in order to get the best data for what you need, is to set up a few custom reports with the data that you want. These can then be set up to show on dashboards when you log-in, so that all your key numbers are easily accessible and actionable.
In July 2012, Google announced a new way to do remarketing which will make it much easier for advertisers to take advantage of this fantastic marketing channel. The new method for remarketing is much smarter and more powerful way, which allows you to create advanced strategies with just one piece of code.
Today was day two of the Conversion Conference in London and it was another excellent line-up with great tips on user testing and gaining every last bit of value from a website. I’ve compiled my favourite take-aways below and it’s another epic list that shows the wealth of great advice on show.
Back in December last year, we started looking for a more advanced solution for tracking and analysing the calls that are generated off the back of our website. The system that we were using had served its purpose but was lacking in the functionality that we needed to take our own marketing efforts forward.
Landing page testing and optimisation has really started to pick up over the past six months and with more and more advertisers conducting tests, the more difficult it becomes for those of you who are not.
If three of your main competitors are frequently conducting tests, they will be collating extremely valuable data on how visitors react to their web page design.
Your site exists to serve a purpose and that will be to convert visitors in some form or another. With an in depth knowledge of your company’s user base and working knowledge of some very handy functionality within Google Analytics, you can get closer to the type of activity that resonates with your audience in order to do make them complete more key actions.
The past year or so has seen content marketing grow rapidly in its importance as a marketing mechanism. But like all marketing techniques, to ensure your efforts are a success it is important to understand what works and what doesn’t. The most accurate way of determining this is through the use of empirical data: That’s where Google Analytics comes into play.
Ah, we have it easy these days don’t we? Smartphones, laptops, netbooks, desktops,apps, iPhones (or Android devices for those with more sense), fibre-optic broadband, video on demand, music on demand, Google Maps, social stuff 24/7…
But when I was a lad…all this were nothing but fields…or something.
SPOILER ALERT – Bruce Willis is a ghost. Actually, I knew some people that when Sixth Sense came out on video, went into Blockbuster and put stickers on the back of every copy, a move that was simultaneously comedy genius yet cruel. But I digress, as usual.
Let me try again.
Have you ever wondered how many visits recorded in Google Analytics for your site are actually you? If you have a website, it’s almost impossible not to use it yourself, but you don’t want to affect the traffic levels recorded. This is where you need to make sure you’re tracking internal visits to the site separately. The good news is that this can be done very easily.