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The 29 Best Web Analytics Tools

Webbiquity

While chief marketing officers are under increasing pressure to quantitatively demonstrate the ROI of marketing investments, most still struggle with it. ” Analytics tools can ultimately help measure ROI. 1) Google Analytics. ” — Blogging Wizard (Analytics).

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Three Types of Goals and KPIs Needed for Social Media Analytics

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Good social media analytics are needed for businesses to understand the social consumer. WHY are you on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram? “We need to increase our Facebook fans by 100 fans, month-over-month, to show improved awareness.” Content analytics or analysis.

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Why You're Thinking About Digital Marketing Analytics All Wrong

Hubspot

Measuring the effectiveness of digital marketing is one of the greatest challenges facing organizations. According to HubSpot’s 2016 State of Inbound report , 46% of marketers cited "proving the ROI of our marketing activities" as one of the biggest challenge they face within their company.

Facebook Releases Smart Content Tools & Improves Analytics

Vertical Response

Facebook just introduced a new set of “publisher” tools that could help get your content in front of the right people. The key to marketing is to get your message in front of the right people. Currently, this function is only available on the desktop version of Facebook.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

B2B Marketing. Pressure to demonstrate ROI: the great recession and subsequent slow recovery have forced B2B marketers to do more with less, and do. Never flush with cash in the first place, B2B marketing groups have been. Marketers need to take the. marketing, revenue.

Four profound marketing megatrends for 2016 and beyond

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

It’s also something I love to do and I have had a pretty good track record with prognostications in the past, so here we go with five marketing megatrends that will affect many businesses in coming months. The rise of virtual reality as mainstream marketing.

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Video ads: Facebook or YouTube?

Vidyard

Video is quickly becoming a default tool for marketers around the world. Marketers are presented with a tricky challenge: a lot of internet browsers just don’t see ads anymore. Facebook has been on the rise in video for the past year. The post Video ads: Facebook or YouTube?

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Facebook's Miscalculated Metrics: What Marketers Need to Know

Hubspot

Over the past couple of months, you may have heard some things about Facebook's metrics. How was Facebook going to respond? And at the end of the day, what did it mean for marketers? Facebook clarified that this error would not impact paid ads. Source: Facebook.

Facebook Announces New Detailed Video Metrics

Vertical Response

As more businesses use video to showcase their company, products and services on Facebook, it’s becoming critical to measure video performance. Facebook is happy to oblige by providing more advanced metrics for all paid and organic videos uploaded directly to Facebook Pages.

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B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

B2B Marketing. Pressure to demonstrate ROI: the great recession and subsequent slow recovery have forced B2B marketers to do more with less, and do. Never flush with cash in the first place, B2B marketing groups have been. Marketers need to take the. marketing, revenue.

Best Facebook Marketing Tips, Techniques and Tools of 2011, Part 1

Webbiquity

You know the statistics : Facebook is the most popular method for sharing online content. 85% of B2B journalists are on Facebook. 61 of the world’s 100 largest companies maintain Facebook brand pages, as do 71% of B2B firms. Facebook Marketing Tips and Tactics.

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In case you missed it, the best marketing posts of 2016

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How many people read an individual blog post? Do you see my writing on Facebook or LinkedIn? In any event, even the biggest fans of the blog miss a lot of the best ideas every year. Four marketing mega trends nobody’s talking about. By Mark Schaefer.

A Definitive Guide to Using Facebook Insights for Your Business

Vertical Response

Facebook has multiple metrics and analytics to help you with your marketing efforts. For example, Facebook Page Insights provides information about the content you share on your Facebook Page. Now, Facebook is rolling out its Audience Insights tool.

How to Use Google Analytics to Create More Effective Content

Marketing Action

What do you think of when you think of Google Analytics? But Analytics also holds a treasure trove of data and insights into how you can create better content. There are a dozen ways to slice and dice the data in your Google Analytics account to come up with killer content ideas.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

B2B Marketing. Pressure to demonstrate ROI: the great recession and subsequent slow recovery have forced B2B marketers to do more with less, and do. Never flush with cash in the first place, B2B marketing groups have been. Marketers need to take the. marketing, revenue.

A Marketer’s Guide to Advertising on Facebook and Instagram with Video

Vidyard

Audiences have become more visually inclined with platforms today like Facebook and Instagram, which both offer great ad platforms for marketers. Here is a breakdown of these two platforms’ video ads, so you can supplement your inbound marketing efforts using social media successfully.

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7 Ways Facebook’s Big Algorithm Change Will Affect Marketers and Publishers

Contently

The day many marketers and publishers have dreaded has arrived: Facebook is changing its algorithm to send less traffic to content sites. We’re worried that a lot of people using Facebook are not able to connect to friends and family as well because of that.”

Why You Need Marketing Analytics, Not Web Analytics

Hubspot

Measuring marketing effectiveness has always been a challenge. According to Unica's State of Marketing in 2011 report , 57% of marketers cited "measurement, analysis, and learning" as the biggest bottleneck they face within their organizations. Enter marketing analytics.

Useful Google Analytics: Goals and Attribution Models

Vertical Response

Google Analytics (GA) is an excellent free tool used to track and measure website traffic and other factors. If used strategically, Google Analytics can provide you a wealth of beneficial knowledge. Which tools do you find most useful in Google Analytics?

16 Remarkable Web Analytics Guides, Tips and Techniques

Webbiquity

There’s no question that web analytics are vital, but even Shakespeare acknowledged that one can have too much of a good thing. Which Google Analytics (GA) metrics are most important? How can you take action on analytics reports?

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Content Shock is here. Now what?

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About two years ago, I wrote a blog post called Content Shock: Why Content Marketing is not a sustainable strategy. Organic reach on Facebook and other platforms has dropped precipitously for most brands, while spending to promote and boost on those channels has risen dramatically.

10 Epic Shifts that are Re-Writing the Rules of Marketing

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I’m often asked: “What is the next big thing in marketing?” I first posted this list on Facebook and it provoked some interesting comments. Here’s my take on the next big thing(s), with comments from some marketing friends. 9) Influence marketing.

3 Demand Generation Dangers in a B2B Blog Redesign

Reachforce

A big part of lead gen is content, and the simplest content machine on the web is a blog. The blog is our corporate thought leadership beacon, and it’s good mojo for our partners (blogroll!). The new blog goes live, and you’re feeling great, check that one off the to-do list.

What Could Kill Google and Facebook

Webbiquity

A potential Google killer , Facebook killer or even Twitter killer may not do it with superior technology, but simply with a better user experience. Facebook. One of the biggest complaints about Facebook is of course its constantly changing interface , and its convoluted privacy settings have also repeatedly come under fire (as have changes to its privacy settings ). Granted, even with its never-ending UI changes, Facebook is easy enough to use even for technophobic grandmas.

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Social Media Metrics & Analytics; Measuring Success

NuSpark

So I was speaking at a conference this week, when a marketer from a non-profit asked me a question we’ve all heard before, just in different words- whether from someone else, or to ourselves; “I’ve been doing Facebook posts for 6 months now, but I can’t determine if it’s increase our donations.” .

Beyond the Blog

Contently

Take “content marketing.” ” Four years ago, there were only a handful of content marketing panels, and they were all cordoned off at a Sheraton a mile from the convention center. Reaching the 99 percent, Busk knows, means doing more than just posting on your blog.

Infer Infuses Microsoft Power BI with Predictive Intelligence to Deliver Next-Generation Sales Analytics

Infer

Press Release: New Analytics Bring Unprecedented Pipeline Transparency to Best-in-Class Business Intelligence. a leading provider of predictive technologies that help companies win more customers, today launched a new sales analytics package for Microsoft Power BI.

8 (of the) Best Web Analytics Guides of 2010

Webbiquity

One of the great advantages of online marketing is that it’s measurable to far greater degree of precision and richness than older media like broadcast and print. Which tools and plugins are really useful for extending the capabilities of Google Analytics (GA)?

The 19 Best Content Marketing Blogs From 2014

B2B Marketing Insider

In this case, I just typed in “content marketing” and up popped 15 articles, ranked on social shares. I also listed some of my own favorites to come up with this list of the 19 best content marketing blogs of 2014. WTF Does Kevin Spacey Know About Content Marketing?

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I don’t know my online audience and neither do you

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We’ve never connected but I read your blog every day and have bought all your books. No tweets, posts, or blog comments. In fact, there is no social media analytics program on earth that would reveal his name to me because he is not engaging with me in a public way.

What Web Analytics Don’t Tell You

Modern Marketing

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. For more on going beyond standard metrics, check out all these resources on campaign analytics.

Marketing Research to Bookmark for Your Next Blog Post

Hubspot

For all of you content creators, bloggers, SEOs, and market researchers, we feel your pain. So we put together a comprehensive list of sources with original research data about all things marketing. 19 Marketing Research Websites to Bookmark. Source: Content Marketing Institute.

3 Facebook Rollouts Every Marketer Should Know About

Modern Marketing

by Amanda Batista | Tweet this Facebook has introduced a number of offerings geared toward helping marketers proactively engage and promote virality. Here are some tips on how marketers can manage 3 of the platform’s most recent additions: Facebook hashtags were rolled out this week.

Open Research: A Framework for Social Analytics

delicious b2bmarketing

Why are social analytics so important? link] Research Report: A Framework for Social Analytics | Thought Experiments [.]

Predictive Analytics: The Next Piece of the Social Puzzle

Modern B2B Marketing

That means that to stay relevant and effective, marketers need to stay on their toes. Today, I’d like to talk about the latest piece of the social marketing puzzle – predictive analytics. Marketing’s Move to Predictive Social Analytics.

Video Content: Facebook VS. YouTube in the Ring

Opentopic

Facebook Vs. YouTube video content. While YouTube has been dubbed the second largest search engine in the world, many signs point to the power of Facebook as the winning platform to publish videos. News that Facebook has released an update quantifying video activity has been released , but the same question still exists. Here are a few things to keep in mind when betting on Facebook VS. YouTube in the ring: Round 1: Content Consumption. Facebook. Facebook.

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The Anatomy of a Shareable, Linkable & Popular Post: A Study of Our Marketing Blog

Hubspot

So, here's what was done: We extracted each of the URLs of every blog post that we've ever published on the HubSpot Marketing Blog (a total of 6,192 blog posts). The number of Tweets, Google +1s, Facebook Likes, LinkedIn shares, Pinterest pins, and total social shares.

5 Uses for Your Business Blog

Writing on the Web

Maintaining a business blog is time-consuming. As you establish your blog, define your goals to determine whether to keep it alive. Below are five common uses for feeding regular content into a business blog. Blogs commonly are used to assess the damage and to contain it.

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 Google Analytics, the graphic for average session duration looks something like this: How can you improve your average session duration?