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The Top 10 Free Content Analytics Tools

Contently

So you’re consistently pumping out engaging content and have a solid distribution strategy in motion. Now you need to know how that content is performing, who’s visiting your website, and how you can hook your audience so they’ll return. For every content marketer worrying about engagement stats, there are options, many of which are free. Google Analytics.

Google Analytics- Calculated Metrics for Lead Generation Websites

NuSpark

Google recently released a new update to Google Analytics, featuring a new Calculated Metrics feature. Calculated Metrics are user-defined metrics that are computed from existing metrics available on Google Analytics, and allow more customized and relevant analyses than ever before.  I love the new feature and allows so much more reporting opportunity.

Content Shock is here. Now what?

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

About two years ago, I wrote a blog post called Content Shock: Why Content Marketing is not a sustainable strategy. The premise behind Content Shock is simple. My post was a call to arms, pointing out that what worked in content marketing a few years ago — when content was a novelty — will not work in this era or overwhelming information density.

How to Use Data to Create More Relevant Content

Hubspot

Content marketers don't just write, they write with purpose. While it may seem like a small distinction, it can mean the difference between wasting time and investing time in creating content that will deliver rankings, leads, and sales long after it's published. To help you figure out how to use data to inform your own content ideation process, I've come up with a plan.

Content Methodology: A Best Practices Report

Content. Practices Report Copyright © 2016 Contently. Why a Content Methodology Is Needed III. Culture of Content: The Foundation. for Content Methodology IV. Components of a Content Methodology V. Create a Content Plan VI. Contents “ If you want to learn. content possible based. the content creation and. Competitive Content.

Custom Reports: Measuring Lead Generation Conversions with Google Analytics

NuSpark

Google Analytics, Conversions, and Marketing Measurement. Google Analytics is an amazing tool that can track all types of data related to website usage; from visitor metrics to content metrics and conversion metrics.  By analyzing the data properly and gathering insights, you can make strategic decisions on your marketing strategy, content strategy, and conversion strategy. 

The Top 5 YouTube Analytics Every Marketer Should Know

Act-On

OK, so you’re tracking the effectiveness of your website via Google Analytics or some of the excellent enterprise analytics solutions. But did you know that YouTube, which is part of Google, has an incredible analytics offering as well? In fact, YouTube Analytics probably gives users more ways to slice and dice their data than any video platform ever has.

9 Google Analytics metrics every marketer should know

Biznology

The GPS for a website and any brand’s online effort is Google Analytics. If you have a website and don’t regularly review analytics, it’s the same as getting into a car to drive someplace without knowing where you’re going. When Google Analytics was released in 2005, it was a watershed event for any brand doing business on the internet.

Two more Google Webmaster Tools tips and tricks

Biznology

Last week I shared a couple Google Webmaster Tools tips and tricks  with you. If you have been obsessing on your Google Analytics numbers, cruising the SEO boards, and picking through MOZ and Woorank , wondering what Google wants and needs from you while scratching your head, then let me enlighten you! Google wants you to be successful! saved the best for last.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

They expect content to be relevant, easy to find, and mobile- friendly. B2B marketers are expected to use that data, in combination with new tools for content. relevant and carefully targeted) content. Collaborate with industry influencers: marketers must creatively build advocacy and content amplification outside the company as well. content.

Monitoring vs Analytics [Infographic]

Buzz Marketing for Technology

So I spent the better part of January looking at every social media listening, monitoring, analytics, intelligence and insights firm I could get my hands on. They have staff to pull monthly reports and do what they are calling “Insights analytics&#. SENTIMENT BASED ANALYTICS. Converseon – They offer a monitoring tool that filters out content not relevant to you.

The 23 Best Content Ideation Tools

Webbiquity

Great content—the kind that resonates with your audience—starts with great topic ideas. What are the best tools for finding great content ideas? Here are almost two dozen of the best content ideation tools finding and capturing bursts of inspiration. Google Review Count: 2,930,000. Google Review Count: 1,770,000. Google Review Count: 518,000. Pricing: free.

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Top B2B Website Metrics to Monitor Using Google Analytics

Hinge Marketing

In Google Analytics, the graphic for pages/session looks something like this: How can you improve your pages per session ratio? In most cases, someone that is spending more than two minutes on your site is engaged and has found something relevant to what they were searching. Be sure you have rich, informative content. Why is this metric important? Anything over 2.00

Google demands your papers with the Hummingbird algorithm update

Biznology

Why is Google being such a dick? Because there’s not only billions of dollars being spent of getting to the top of Google, but everything to lose — losing just one spot, going from 2nd to 3rd, to say nothing about going from a top-three organic result on Google to the fifth spot. also rock a 78 Klout score (maybe that matters to Google? Google Bourse.

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New Google Analytics Audience Reporting Will Empower Marketers

Volacci

One of the biggest announcements to come out of this week’s Google Analytics Summit was the plan to unveil Google Audience Reports, a demographics-based report replacing the current Traffic Source option. The following excerpt from Web Pro News shows Google’s mindset going into the transition. What potential do you see in the new Google Audience reports?  .

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

They expect content to be relevant, easy to find, and mobile- friendly. B2B marketers are expected to use that data, in combination with new tools for content. relevant and carefully targeted) content. Collaborate with industry influencers: marketers must creatively build advocacy and content amplification outside the company as well. content.

Common Google Analytics Errors – Healthcare Websites

Fathom

One of the biggest mistakes you can make with Google Analytics, besides incorrect or nonexistent installation, is not taking full advantage of all of its features. Under-utilizing Analytics is not uncommon. In fact, the top under-utilized features in Analytics for healthcare are: Site search. Analytics / Big Data Blog Feed HealthcareIgnore parameters. Site Search.

Google Analytics: Top Metrics B2B Firms Should Monitor, Part 1

Hinge Marketing

Google Analytics gives you the ability to monitor what are now called “sessions,” or visits to your site. Each metric below can be found in the Audience > Overview section of Google Analytics. 1) Pages/Session. You will see a graphic like this in Google Analytics to indicate your pages/session. On Google+ or LinkedIn? Anything over 2.00

Social Media Metrics & Analytics; Measuring Success

NuSpark

Social media is unlike any other medium, yet we still have to substantiate the time and effort to manage it, produce content, and measure the data. What’s not judged by these guys is the quality of your content and the engagement/virality rates that can lead to website visits. Ones that prove that your content is engaging enough to your followers, fans, and connections. 

Google is Cracking Down on Intrusive Mobile Pop-Ups: Here's What Marketers Need to Know

Hubspot

Google is no stranger to algorithmic change. Looking at a history of Google's product announcements , usability is usually at the heart of the modification. So when Google announced its impending smackdown on mobile pop-up ads earlier this week, it came as no surprise that the major reason behind it was to enhance the user experience. Source: Google.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

They expect content to be relevant, easy to find, and mobile- friendly. B2B marketers are expected to use that data, in combination with new tools for content. relevant and carefully targeted) content. Collaborate with industry influencers: marketers must creatively build advocacy and content amplification outside the company as well. content.

Want to Learn Marketing Analytics? Start With These 9 Great Resources

Hubspot

I''ve been interested in data and analytics for a long, long time. There''s a whole world of analytics out there -- and I''ve barely scratched the surface.There''s always more to learn, so I''ve made it my mission to learn as much as possible about analytics by talking with people and, of course, consuming as much content as I can online.

8 Key Google Changes B2B Marketers Need To Know In The New Year

KoMarketing Associates

In early December, Google dropped the “followers on Google+” social annotation for AdWords advertisers, as uncovered in an article from The SEM Post. This is announcement was just another indicator that B2B marketers can focus less on activity directly associated with Google+ in the new year. The Demise of Google+. Google Support for Structured Data.

How to Answer 11 Common Marketing Questions Using Analytics

Hubspot

To save you some time, we've put together a list of common marketing questions that you can answer with your analytics alongside tips on how to arrive at the answers you've been searching for. We're going to walk through how to uncover this information using the HubSpot software, but if you have another marketing or analytics software, you should be able to take a similar approach.

What Google Really Doesn’t Want You To Know About Search

Biznology

Anyone who watched Apple’s WWDC keynote the other day or the Google I/O keynote a couple weeks back probably noticed an interesting trend: Both Apple and Google really want to search inside your apps (see here and here ). It used to be that when you thought about search, you really thought more about a company—Google—that you thought about an activity. Read on and see.

Google Shakes Up the Local Search World… (kinda)

Fathom

Google made a pretty big change to their search results recently. Google has just removed the ability for users to manually change their search location from the search results pages (SERPs). This feature was located under “Search Tools,” on the Google SERP, as detailed in the screenshot below. Want to know more about Google Location Setting? Here’s the low-down….

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Using Google Site Search Analytics to Develop Quality Content Topics

Fathom

Content is the very fabric that makes a website useful, drives visitors, and ideally results in conversions. According to Dr. Pete Meyers in the 2014 Moz Industry Survey , content marketing had the highest year-over-year demand increase in 2014, with 71% of respondents reporting increased demand. Choosing the Right Content Topics. Is there a high demand for this content?

8 Best Practices for Using Google AdWords

Salesfusion

Afterall, using the term “Google” as a verb didn’t become part of our everyday vernacular for nothing! However, as we continue to create more content and become increasingly savvy as consumers of that content, there’s a lot of value that can come from taking a pay-per-click (PPC) approach to SEM. Using Google AdWords for SEM. Tips for Developing Your AdWords Strategy.

What Your Business Needs To Know About Google+

It's All About Revenue

by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this Unless you’ve avoided the Internet over the past two weeks, you’ve probably heard about Google’s big play into the social web. It’s called Google+ , and it’s been labeled the search giant’s Facebook contender. Google+ is aiming at Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter users. At its core Google+ is a social media platform, much like Facebook. Not yet.

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Three Types of Relevant Internal Links to Boost SEO

Biznology

Last month, I provided three ways to build links in the age of Google Penguin –Google’s algorithm change which severely limits effective link building. Mike Moran, the editor of this site, worried that internal linking would become just another negative ranking factor for Google once companies realize how it helps them improve ranking. Photo credit: Horia Varlan.

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How Engaging Content Helps You Improve Your Search Rankings

ScribbleLive

There are  hundreds of search engines available worldwide, but the most popular search engine is Google (unless you’re in China, Russia, or South Korea). Google earns between 65% and 89% of US and global search engine market share. If Google is the gold standard in search engines, then how do you make sure your content appears on the first page of results?

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The uncomfortable state of content marketing metrics

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

In a post titled Content Marketing – It’s About to Get Weird , my friend Joe Pulizzi revealed disappointing findings from an annual research survey. Here’s Joe goes on to paint a hopeful picture of content marketing’s future by plugging this problem into the Gartner’s “hype cycle” model. Fixing the content marketing problem. It sucked.

What Web Analytics Don’t Tell You

It's All About Revenue

by Nick Dennis | Tweet this Marketers love web analytics. Thanks to analytics we know how are sites and content are performing now – not just a month or quarter from now. But as valuable as these analytics can be, they only feed you numbers in the aggregate. With that in mind, I’ve drawn up a sampling of analytics we have today and where they fall short. But to be really useful there are a few questions you need answer to: Who are those visitors that are looking at my high value content? What’s not to love? Page Depth. Repeat Visitors.

8 (Free) Google Resources B2B Marketers Need To Know

KoMarketing Associates

Late last year I wrote about important changes Google has launched for B2B marketers to be aware of (you can read that post here ). Needless to say, Google continues to launch new functionality and change product offerings. In this blog post, I wanted to highlight eight key (and free ) Google resources that B2B marketers should keep bookmarked for future reference.

How to Create Irresistibly Shareable Content

KoMarketing Associates

Every now and then, a piece of content goes absolutely viral on the internet. And, it’s pretty much every content marketer’s goal to produce that piece of content, the one that gets shared like crazy. Creating shareable content requires taking a step back and thinking about the process. What actually encourages people to share content? What Enjoy! The Place.

Google Pants and 10 Hilarious Highlights from The Marketing Companion

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Nothing But the Funny Bits features some of our most popular “products” that got us laughing the hardest, including: Google Pants — The Party in your pants! Prickstarter: When the BS is Getting Thick, Come be a Prick Mark and Tom’s Darn Good Content including Daily Affirmations, Cats & Kids, and Breaking Bieber. Monitor and report on an entire web presence.

Forget Vanity Metrics: How To Get Serious About Marketing Analytics

Crimson Marketing

With the steadily increasing importance of marketing analytics and metrics, it’s very easy for B2B marketers to hone in on “vanity metrics.” Let’s review some activities important to marketing, but rethink how to measure marketing analytics and metrics. 1. All this signals is an interest in your content, and not always from a qualified lead. ” 2.

Polish up your best content to drive content marketing value

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

This post builds on work by Mark Schaefer  and his idea of “ content shock ” and Pamela Vaughn who wrote a post on   historical optimization  for HubSpot.  I did not come up with either of these concepts, but I am going to show you the link between the two. According to  Forrester , 50% of content from enterprises is not even being used. Content . Simple economics.

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How to clean up a cluttered website? Content analytics is the answer

Biznology

Post Panda (Google’s one-year-old revolutionary search ranking algorithm that has upended old-style SEO), optimizing individual pages is more difficult and less effective than it was before Panda. Google now pays more attention to overall site cleanliness and architecture. And duplicate content is ever more problematic. Find and retire old, duplicate content.

How to Use Google Plus for Personal Branding and Establishing Author Rank

WindMill Networking

Are you taking advantage of the unprecedented opportunities Google Plus gives businesses and professionals? Take our Google Plus contributor, Mark Traphagen , for example. When Mark and I first “met” online, I was already impressed with his content and the early coverage he was receiving in the blogosphere for his G+ blog posts. Photo credit: Aray Chen). Benefits?