Last month, I argued that your marketing investments should not be influenced by measurement limitations. The higher you get in the marketing funnel, the harder it is to demonstrate the value of your content marketing. At base, awareness marketing content is a great branding vehicle. But brand value is a qualitative measure that doesn’t often get the investment it deserves. What other ways can we measure the value of awareness marketing? Read the remainder of this entry »
Archive for the Web Metrics Category
To gauge how your website is performing (and whether your online marketing activities are effective), it’s essential to use analytics. Google Analytics is the the most popular analytics tool because it’s free tool and it’s relatively easy to set up and use to show you just about any data you need to know. In fact, Google Analytics provides website owners with so much information that it might even be a bit overwhelming.
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Yesterday, Rob Petersen, Tim Peter and I gave a Webinar on using analytics to make search marketing decisions. How is your search marketing working? Are you getting the results you want? Maybe you don’t even know how to measure results. Your analytics are essential to your initial search marketing plan and improvement plans. No matter where you are starting from, understanding how to measure where you are and take it to the next level makes all the difference. Do you know how your Web analytics can drive your search improvement plan? Read the remainder of this entry »
I definitely had a problem. I had signed to do a corporate training session on search marketing. As I often do, I spent time on the phone with the event organizer and several of the attendees before the session, so that I would understand what the organizational problems were. That way, I know what the participants know and what they don’t know, and I can tailor the information to their actual level of knowledge. I can also customize the topics to address the real problems that they face instead of a “once over lightly on everything.” But I ran into a problem. This team knew zero about analytics and they were adamant that they wanted to stay that way. Yeah, I definitely had a problem. Read the remainder of this entry »
When I started working at Page One Power as a fresh faced link builder, one of the first terms that caught my ear like a poor cast was the term “above the fold.” I was familiar with the term from my journalism courses in which above the fold was a literal term for what appeared on the top of the front page of a newspaper. This would be the biggest story of the day that would be eye grabbing in hopes of selling more papers. So Al Gore (or maybe it was Sirgey Brin) decided that things at the top of a web page are of more importance than items lower down, and this has been a topic of debate ever since. So, in a digital environment where exactly is the fold? Read the remainder of this entry »