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As this post goes live I am presenting on Overlooked, Underloved & Unknown Analytics at SMX London 2012. I wanted to share my slides and resources as there’s a lot of information in them and I only have 12 minutes to cover it all! I’ve also set up custom reports and dashboards which are linked to here.
Data is the sole method through which one can make any assessment as to the success of an SEO campaign. The kind of in depth data analysis facilitated by Google Analytics and other tools is one of the core components that differentiate digital marketing from offline marketing and TV advertising. It is also both intrinsic to the success of a campaign and the strongest selling point for any honest agency.
First Google siphoned off keyword data from Analytics, with (not provided) becoming the top referring term for many site owners overnight. Now Mozilla are getting involved, with their Firefox browser encrypting search queries behind a HTTPS connection. So what does this mean for Analytics users?
Not all that long ago, Google announced that they would be removing keyword data from Analytics to protect signed-in users. Now, in the very same piece of software, website owners are able to see who exactly has linked to their site – including social profile details. Understandably, some industry folk are crying foul play on this particular move. So, is this another case of double standards from the search giant?
The addition of Social Reports represents a major update for Google Analytics. At first glance there’s some useful data that can help you work out a better ROI for social media than ever before. UPDATE: Backlink data has now also been added!
In March 2011 Google introduced a new interface for Google Analytics. Over a year later the new interface has just had the addition of what seem to be the finishing touches. Read more
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.
Today we welcome a post from Text Marketer – a Koozai client that lives and breathes SMS marketing - who take a deeper look at effective ways of maintaining customers.
In today’s business landscape, returning customers are absolutely vital. Whilst much of your marketing efforts will no doubt be aimed at enticing new customers and clients, ensuring your existing customers return will be far more cost-effective and a great deal easier.