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The 29 Best Web Analytics Tools

Webbiquity

Yet as pointed out on Marketing Charts , “What’s interesting to see is that CMOs don’t seem to be pursuing what’s being touted as the solution to the ROI struggle: marketing analytics.” ” Analytics tools can ultimately help measure ROI. 1) Google Analytics.

48 Ways to Measure Social Media Success

Webbiquity

Ultimately, as Olivier Blanchard has pointed out repeatedly , social media marketing has to demonstrate an ROI (though he acknowledges the questions have to be made more specific). But it’s crucial to the social media ROI debate to recognize that “R” is an end-of-the-process measure. There are numerous in-process measures that may be impossible to tie directly to ROI, but are nonetheless critical in producing that final “R” value. Social media/network-referred traffic.

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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?

The 29 Best Social Media Monitoring Tools

Webbiquity

Social media monitoring is vital for virtually every B2B or B2C brand. 58% of consumers follow brands on social media. Standard web analytics tools provide only a very narrow view of social media activity: clicks through to your brand website. 7) Simply Measured.

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. Analytics measures both visits and visitors in your account.

5 Goals for B2B Brands to Measure in Google Analytics

KEO Marketing

There comes a point when B2B marketers start looking beyond basic Google Analytics metrics – things like bounce rate, session duration, and traffic sources – and decide to start tracking conversions. And when they decide to measure conversions, they’re usually wondering about goals.

24 Conversion Rate Optimization Tools for Research, Feedback, Analytics & More

Hubspot

In an effort to truly leverage that investment in traffic, marketers must use conversion rate optimization, or CRO, to convince said traffic to complete a desired action. In some cases, these optimization techniques might be as basic as changing the color of a CTA. Analytics Tools.

18 (of the) Best Web Analytics Guides of 2011

Webbiquity

The measurability of the web can be a double-edged sword. ” How To Track Mobile Visitors In Google Analytics by Local SEO Guide. 35+ tips and tricks for sexier Google analytics reports by Webdistortion. ” Creating Custom Reports in Google Analytics by PPC Hero.

How to Leverage Baidu Analytics to Grow Your Digital Presence in China

KoMarketing Associates

Most B2B marketers are familiar with web analytics tools, such as Google Analytics. A site will become very slow when there is Google Analytics code inserted on the page. For B2B companies heading into China, the answer is Baidu Tongji (also called Baidu Analytics).

Book Review: Optimize

Webbiquity

In Optimize: How to Attract and Engage More Customers by Integrating SEO, Social Media, and Content Marketing , Lee Odden provides the definitive guide to SEO and its extension into social and content marketing for the new, more sophisticated world of search and web presence optimization.

New Tool to Measure Web Presence Optimization

Webbiquity

Web presence optimization (WPO) is the art and science of maximizing online visibility. That got people talking about WPO , and asking about WPO measurement , which was amplified after this post on the MarketingSherpa blog about the evolution of WPO.

20+ Benchmarks for Measuring B2B SEO Performance

KoMarketing Associates

The following is a list of 20+ performance metrics and benchmarks we recommend that B2B marketing managers use to establish performance benchmarks for their search engine optimization programs. Search Engine Optimization Fundamentals. The most fundamental of all performance metrics when measuring an SEO program. Now pulled through Google Search Console’s search analytics reports. Search Engine Optimization Campaign Effectiveness.

How To Measure Paid Media ROI (ROAS)

bizible

Paid Media - whether it’s search, social, display, etc. - Moreover, creating ads and getting clicks is one thing; effectively measuring it is a completely different beast. As such, they want you to think and optimize in those terms. How To Measure It.

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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. Looking at top-level web analytics metrics like traffic is only part of the puzzle. Why Digital Marketing Analytics Matter More Than Web Analytics.

Demand Generation’s Secret Weapon: Google Analytics

emedia

Most of us use Google Analytics, but you would be surprised at how many B2B demand generation marketers do not use it to its potential. (Or Google Analytics only shows you the activity on your website. Social Media Marketing. Which social networks pull visitors to our website?

10 of the Best Web Analytics Guides and Tips of 2013

Webbiquity

As the old b-school maxim goes, “you can’t manage what you can’t measure.” ” One of the attributes of the web that marketers love most (and occasionally hate most) is its nearly infinite measurability.

10 case studies show how web analytics prove ROI

Biznology

Web Analytics is the measurement, collection, analysis, and reporting of internet data for the purposes of understanding consumer behavior, improving user experience and optimizing web usage. With insights from web analytics, BuildDirect increases sales by 50%.

How to Measure Success in Inbound Marketing

The Forward Observer

Artillery B2B Marketing Blog > The Forward Observer With so much inbound marketing data that can be analyzed, are you overwhelmed with what to measure to be successful? Referral traffic is a link from another website (including social media). Social Media.

Hive9 Marketing Performance Management Includes Customer Journey Optimization

Customer Experience Matrix

That’s because Hive9 actually has three connected modules: one for marketing planning, one for marketing measurement, and one for optimization (which is what I’m calling journey orchestration). The optimization module is where journey orchestration happens.

83 Exceptional Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2014

Webbiquity

So before it gets replaced by the next trendy buzzwordy term, here’s some marketing-related big data for you: 83 valuable facts, stats, and research findings covering strategy, social media, SEO, online advertising, email marketing, content, blogging, social networking, video and more.

30+ Ideas for Measuring Conversions on a B2B Website

KoMarketing Associates

Fortunately for B2B marketers, resources like Google Analytics offer multiple opportunities to track leads and conversions, beyond standard website performance metrics. New to goal tracking in Google Analytics? Analytics Help: Create, Edit, and Share Goals via Google.

An Overview of Google Analytics Goals & Conversion Metrics

NuSpark

If you’re running a pay-per-click campaign, you measure conversions. It you’re monitoring Google analytics, you’re measuring goals. Google analytics measures website activity, with the goal to track visitor behavior. Measurement. Google Analytics.

21 of the Best Social Media Marketing Guides of 2013 (So Far)

Webbiquity

The use of social media and social networks for marketing has rapidly advanced in the past few years from the “should I do it?” ” level to the current “how do I measure and optimize social media marketing efforts?” by Social-Hire.

How Is Marketing Attribution Different Than Other Marketing Measurement Tools?

bizible

Web and Other Channel-Specific Analytics -- “Hacking” an Attribution System. It’s a common belief that marketers can hack together an attribution system themselves, using a combination of web and channel analytics, plus some Excel expertise. What metric(s) does it help optimize for?

How B2B Marketers Find Value in Data and Analytics Tools [Interview]

KoMarketing Associates

Research has shown that B2B marketers appear to be growing more comfortable with using analytics tools and compiling data. About 86 percent also said they are “very” or “somewhat” successful at measuring the ROI of their analytics investments, which is 75 percent more than one year ago.

Predictive Analytics and Modern Marketing: Q&A with Mintigo’s Atul Kumar

Modern Marketing

It all started in 2000 when I was at Oracle; we built a data analytics solution for marketing and sales that provided visibility into marketing activities of prospects and customers. Marketing Measurement

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Six Ways to Search-Optimize a Blog

Webbiquity

Many of the same principles apply to optimizing a blog for search as for optimizing a business website : use keywords in the body copy, post titles, subheadings, permalink URL, image alt tags and meta tags. But a blog also presents additional opportunities for search optimization beyond those that apply to standard websites (which is why Google loves blogs ). Social media. Add social media buttons to your blog to encourage readers to share your content.

How The Beatles’ Songs Optimize B2B Marketing Strategies

NuSpark

The Beatles Give B2B Marketers Important Lead Generation and Content Marketing Optimization Lessons. Many of the Beatles songs do have lessons for B2B marketers especially when it comes to content marketing, inbound/outbound marketing, and analytics. Test and optimize.

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. How can you measure all of the sources that contributed to a conversion–not just the last click? How can you take action on analytics reports?

How to Get More Leads From Social Media

Act-On

What’s your impression of how hard it is to generate leads on social media? My impression used to be that social media lead generation is unusually hard—much harder than content marketing. But in a recent survey of marketers from Ascend2 , content marketing actually surpassed social media in terms of difficulty. And today even generating leads from social media is no longer impossible. How we track and measure and publish on social media has improved.

Analytics CEO makes a passionate case against marketing attribution

chiefmartech

Cross-channel attribution (or “multi-touch attribution”) became a popular concept at the time when web analytics had just completed its journey from IT to the marketing department (circa 2008). Social trends run counter to a single identity. Digital analytics may then be what you need.

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Facebook Business Pages; Measuring What Matters for Success

NuSpark

Despite the wealth of data and measurement tools available, there still needs to be some clarity on what makes a successful business page, and how you optimize your content for success. This is what I measure: . Viral reach measures only friends of fans.

23 Outstanding Social Media Marketing Guides

Webbiquity

Though the use of social media and social networks for marketing is now nearly ubiquitous, and 78% of companies have dedicated social media teams, many marketers sill struggle with certain aspects of social marketing, such as formalizing strategies and measuring results.

New Twitter Dashboard Lets You Measure Performance of Organic Tweets

Hubspot

Knowing more about the performance of individual organic tweets can offer you a wealth of knowledge about what is and isn''t working in your Twitter strategy -- and help you optimize both your organic and promoted tweets. The New Organic Tweet Analytics Dashboard.

10 SEO measurements every marketer should know

Biznology

For any brand doing business on the internet, to get where you want to go, an understanding of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is required. What are the measurements that matter? Here are 10 SEO measurements every marketer should know. Photo credit: Danard Vincente.

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.

How to Measure Digital Marketing Metrics and ROI

Modern B2B Marketing

Research shows that email, social media, and websites are the top three channels for engaging with consumers. And after all of your hard work creating the campaign, you as a marketer are tasked with measuring the metrics and return on investment (ROI) of your campaigns. Social Media.

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102 Compelling Social Media and Online Marketing Stats and Facts for 2012 (and 2013)

Webbiquity

With 92% of companies now incorporating social media into their marketing efforts, it’s no longer sufficient to just “be there” on social networks. What do buyers really want from social media marketers? 25 Social Media Facts and Statistics.

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The 11 Best Content Marketing, SMO, and Marketing Performance Management Tools

Webbiquity

Web analytics tools are often all small to midsized firms will need to track their digital marketing performance—particularly when combined with marketing analytics dashboards that pull in data from social media accounts and other sources. 3) Agency Analytics.

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The Eight Best Social CRM Tools

Webbiquity

Social customer relationship management (CRM) was being written about as a distinct product category as far back as 2008, but market interest really began to take off the following year. How does social CRM differ from traditional CRM? 23: The 29 Best Web Analytics Tools. #24:

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