Shape Your Marketing Strategy With Google Analytics

It is rather surprising to imagine how advanced computing systems have become within a very short time. Considering that not even a century has passed by since the modern computers were first created, Information Technology has become very sophisticated and there are several extraordinary technologies that are capable of accomplishing tasks that would take centuries for the collective human population to complete.

Google Analytics is one such extraordinary friend for any businesses interested in shaping an optimal marketing strategy. It makes use of effective algorithms and uses its ‘computer brain’ to map an effective and optimal method for you to succeed in your business. Even though it can be hard at first to understand the technical concepts underlying Google Analytics, with time and experience it can become your best friend in the field of business. Here are some effective tips you can use to shape your business marketing strategies.

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Why Every Manufacturing Marketer Should Link Google Analytics and Webmaster Tools

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Online marketing and search engine optimization has become synonymous with doing any business online. Staying on top of your company’s online marketing is crucial, and new tools and options are always coming out to make that task easier. However, some of the older tools have great usefulness and Google provides many free tools that will help bring valuable insight to your marketing and ability to convert visitors into leads and eventually into customers.

Two of the biggest marketing and monitoring suites that business owners and webmasters have in their arsenal are Google Analytics and Google’s Webmaster Tools. These are products from Google that let a website’s owner learn about how people come to the website and what they do once they are on it. Google also allows the ability link Analytics and Webmaster Tools accounts, giving marketers a one-stop shop for all of their SEO and online marketing data. This … Continue reading

Why Should You Care About Your Bounce Rate?

I was speaking to a prospective client this past week and he said, “we definitely need to increase our conversions and our bounce rate is over 90%!” First reaction, YIKES! that is a really high bounce rate; no wonder they are not getting any conversions. As I started to explore and ask some questions of my expert team members, I learned a few things.Bounce Rate
Just so we are all on the same page, Google Analytics defines Bounce Rate as the percentage of single-page sessions (i.e. sessions in which the person left your site from the entrance page without interacting with the page.)

Your bounce rate is driven by so many different variables and honestly it depends on the goals and other KPI metrics that have to be considered along with what you are trying to achieve!

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Google Analytics Content Experiments – Coming Soon To You

Did you hear the news? On August 1st, 2012, you will be able to use Google’s latest product, the all new Google Analytics Content Experiments. You may be wondering why you should care. Well, if you have invested any money into the development of a website, SEO, Social Media Marketing, or Paid Search Marketing, you want to make sure your investment was not in vain. The Content Experiments tool will help to increase the probability of conversions that result in more sales from your website. After all, isn’t increasing revenue the reason you made the initial investment?

Content Experiments will perform the function of A/B testing on websites, entire pages, isolated content, headlines or even specific images. This new tool will be tied directly to your analytics and consider all website traffic as opposed to Google Website Optimizer that only considers Adwords website traffic.

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