Marketing Optimization includes everything that is related to measuring and optimizing the online marketing budget. It includes acquisition techniques such as PPC, SEO, social media advertising and banners. And it also includes retention techniques such improving visitors’ engagement and conversion rates.
Shaina Boone, Vice President of Marketing Science, Critical Mass, gives advice to analysts trying to push their data-driven approach, explains what basic skills are needed for getting into the field of analytics, and recommends a course of study for gaining proficiency in the field of analytics.
KPIs definition, data accuracy, segmentation, and all those analytics best practices our readers know by heart apply to Search Engine Optimization (SEO). It is just a question of narrowing traffic types to Organic and some Referral (link building thing), right? Kinda.
Larry Freed, President and CEO, ForeSee, discusses the difference in today's customers, who are multi-channel, multi-device users and have much more control than customers had in the past. Freed emphasizes the need for measuring behavior and connecting a user's behavior through different channels, but explains that today, the most important measure of success is customer satisfaction.
Why are insights so difficult to find in our web analytics charts and reports! Why don't they jump out of the charts unless something's off the charts! In this article, Brian Katz proposes a framework based on a Visits Analysis Framework that will help improving websites' conversion rates.
In this post, Yehoshua Coren discusses several ways to use the Multi-Channel Funnels, a Google Analytics feature that can be used to understand which channels assisted in driving website conversions. Yehoshua also goes over some important definitions and challenges of this tool.
In Part Two of Geoff Ramsey's presentation, he discusses using social media, video, and mobile to generate and spread 'magnetic' content. He discusses the value of allowing customers to become evangelists, and examines the success of TurboTax with social media, of Blendtec's success with their 'Will it Blend?' videos, and Dunkin' Donuts' successful app for coffee runs.
Geoff Ramsey, CEO & co-founder of eMarketer, and co-author of 'Digital Impact: The Two Secrets to Online Marketing Success' speaks about the two fundamental questions that face marketers trying to create data-based marketing plans.
This article provides three lessons to expert Web Analysts learned from playing Lego. In order to be a successful professional in the Analytics industry, professionals need to focus on order, social skills and simplicity.
Colin Coleman, Senior Director Data Strategy, Turner Broadcasting System describes Turner's move to use analytics better by using a hub-and-spoke strategy wherein the data and behavior analysts are the center hub of the company, and decision making is based upon the data and behavior analysis.
In this article Stephane Hammel discusses key trends for Web Analytics in 2012. He writes about the "social media bubble" and how websites should go about measuring Social Media ROI. He discusses the emergence of BIG Data, and how it will affect Web Analytics, and he discusses privacy concerns when it comes to web analysis.