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  • - no matter what product you are using, there is A LOT of data <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - Google Analytics - 80+ default reports under the hood <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - Too much data, not enough focus doesn&#x2019;t help <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - Some people get caught up on the shiniest object <br /> - Wow, I can see what country and city people are from when looking at my site <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />
  • - Where do you start??? <br />
  • - First, make sure you&#x2019;re actually getting data. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - Check your implementation: GA, Omniture, Webtrends, logfiles for AWStats, Analog, etc <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - Is the data being collected properly? <br /> - proper tags <br /> - correct ID on the correct site <br /> - for log files: backups, archives, server farm issues - make sure tool is getting ALL logs <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - Start with the basics if you&#x2019;re not sure. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - Work on planning your implementation for a large organization (other session) <br />
  • - What is the purpose of your website <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - <br />
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  • - Amazon.com <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - Clear goal - BUY STUFF <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - everything they do is aimed at getting you to buy more stuff <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - 1 click purchase - makes it easier for you to buy stuff <br />
  • - World Wildlife Fund <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - What is/are the goal(s) of this site? <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - Donate <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - Store (buy stuff) <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - What else? <br />
  • - World Wildlife Fund <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - What is/are the goal(s) of this site? <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - Donate <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - Store (buy stuff) <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - What else? <br />
  • - World Wildlife Fund <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - What is/are the goal(s) of this site? <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - Donate <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - Store (buy stuff) <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - What else? <br />
  • - World Wildlife Fund <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - What is/are the goal(s) of this site? <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - Donate <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - Store (buy stuff) <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - What else? <br />
  • - World Wildlife Fund <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - What is/are the goal(s) of this site? <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - Donate <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - Store (buy stuff) <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - What else? <br />
  • - World Wildlife Fund <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - What is/are the goal(s) of this site? <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - Donate <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - Store (buy stuff) <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - What else? <br />
  • - World Wildlife Fund <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - What is/are the goal(s) of this site? <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - Donate <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - Store (buy stuff) <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - What else? <br />
  • - World Wildlife Fund <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - What is/are the goal(s) of this site? <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - Donate <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - Store (buy stuff) <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - What else? <br />
  • - World Wildlife Fund <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - What is/are the goal(s) of this site? <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - Donate <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - Store (buy stuff) <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - What else? <br />
  • - World Wildlife Fund <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - What is/are the goal(s) of this site? <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - Donate <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - Store (buy stuff) <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - What else? <br />
  • - World Wildlife Fund <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - What is/are the goal(s) of this site? <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - Donate <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - Store (buy stuff) <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - What else? <br />
  • - World Wildlife Fund <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - What is/are the goal(s) of this site? <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - Donate <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - Store (buy stuff) <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - What else? <br />
  • - World Wildlife Fund <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - What is/are the goal(s) of this site? <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - Donate <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - Store (buy stuff) <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - What else? <br />
  • - World Wildlife Fund <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - What is/are the goal(s) of this site? <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - Donate <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - Store (buy stuff) <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - What else? <br />
  • - World Wildlife Fund <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - What is/are the goal(s) of this site? <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - Donate <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - Store (buy stuff) <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - What else? <br />
  • - World Wildlife Fund <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - What is/are the goal(s) of this site? <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - Donate <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - Store (buy stuff) <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - What else? <br />
  • - World Wildlife Fund <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - What is/are the goal(s) of this site? <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - Donate <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - Store (buy stuff) <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - What else? <br />
  • - Notice the use of the Call to Action <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - Any call to action can be a goal <br />
  • - non eCommerce sites still have goals <br />
  • - Pledge does not always mean money. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - Earth hour pledges are &#x2018;symbolic&#x2019; <br />
  • - Pledge does not always mean money. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - Earth hour pledges are &#x2018;symbolic&#x2019; <br />
  • - Pledge does not always mean money. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - Earth hour pledges are &#x2018;symbolic&#x2019; <br />
  • - Pledge does not always mean money. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - Earth hour pledges are &#x2018;symbolic&#x2019; <br />
  • Remember SMART <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> S - Specific <br /> M - Measurable <br /> A - Attainable <br /> R - Realistic <br /> T - Timely <br />
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  • - this is still not a goal - even though you can measure it <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - what does it do for you <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - stat alone has no context <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - even if you sell ads on your site, more visitors means nothing - MORE clicks on ads - that&#x2019;s a goal <br />
  • - Any call to action can be a goal <br />
  • - Goal set up in GA <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - 3 types <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - URL Destination most reliable <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - Time on Site has issues because the last page visited is not used in calculations <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - Pages/Visit - are users browsing? <br />
  • - Once you start tracking a goal, you can set a benchmark <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - measure against in the future <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - Improve - everything you do should be focused on achieving those goals <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - this includes cultivating people over time <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - use eCommerce tracking to help calculate time to conversion <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - segmenting to identify valuable traffic <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - Focus resources - should you spend time producing content that doesn&#x2019;t get seen OR contribute to the goals? <br />
  • - University of Alberta Happy Holidays site <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - Simple site with simple goals <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - send cards <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - donate money <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - collect updated information on Alumni and Donors <br />
  • - University of Alberta Happy Holidays site <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - Simple site with simple goals <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - send cards <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - donate money <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - collect updated information on Alumni and Donors <br />
  • - University of Alberta Happy Holidays site <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - Simple site with simple goals <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - send cards <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - donate money <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - collect updated information on Alumni and Donors <br />
  • - University of Alberta Happy Holidays site <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - Simple site with simple goals <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - send cards <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - donate money <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - collect updated information on Alumni and Donors <br />
  • - University of Alberta Happy Holidays site <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - Simple site with simple goals <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - send cards <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - donate money <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - collect updated information on Alumni and Donors <br />
  • - Using GA, we can easily see how the site is performing <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - Donation goals are tracked through another site <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />
  • - How does this translate to your Analytics package <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - GA has a tab that shows you how different dimensions are performing related to the goal. <br />
  • - This is our traffic sources view <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - Overall visits and goal conversions <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - then a breakdown of how each source performed <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - we used campaign parameters for all links to get more in depth detail <br />
  • - the other part of this project was multiple images <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - images were either rotated or select for the uofa homepage <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - which images worked best? <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />
  • - the other part of this project was multiple images <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - images were either rotated or select for the uofa homepage <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - which images worked best? <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />
  • - the other part of this project was multiple images <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - images were either rotated or select for the uofa homepage <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - which images worked best? <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />
  • - the other part of this project was multiple images <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - images were either rotated or select for the uofa homepage <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - which images worked best? <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />
  • - the other part of this project was multiple images <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - images were either rotated or select for the uofa homepage <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - which images worked best? <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />
  • - We also looked at whether clicking the image or the button worked better <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - the buttons took users deeper into the process - didn&#x2019;t have to select an image <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />
  • 8 different images <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Conversion rates ranged from 32% to 40% <br />
  • - this is where you can also use Google Website Optimizer to test combinations <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - Simple A/B testing or multivariate testing <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - A/B done at the page level <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - Multivariate is at the content level. Can test 1 section or multiple sections of the page to see how different combinations work <br />
  • - Department of Public Health Sciences <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - Goal: collect preliminary applications to screen potential graduate students <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - 9 or 10 step application depending on the program <br />
  • - URL destination goal in GA <br />
  • - Funnels <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - What is wrong with your process? <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - See where people exit the funnel - look for usability issues or problems with information about the process <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - here, users have to enter names of Research and people in the Faculty <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - you can also use funnels to see where people might enter the process - IF there are not required first steps - ie: multiple pages that lead to the same goal completion <br />
  • - Funnels <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - What is wrong with your process? <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - See where people exit the funnel - look for usability issues or problems with information about the process <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - here, users have to enter names of Research and people in the Faculty <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - you can also use funnels to see where people might enter the process - IF there are not required first steps - ie: multiple pages that lead to the same goal completion <br />
  • - Focusing resources <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - Department of Public Health Sciences homepage <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - These are news articles they borrow from another source or write themselves <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - Do they contribute to the goals that have been defined? <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />
  • - Use an advance segment to compare <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - blue: all visits <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - green: news visits <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - 4.2% of all visits see news <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - also notice the higher bounce rate! <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />
  • - view your goal conversion with segment on <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - 2 visits = 1.5% <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />
  • - compare to those that visited the Graduate programs section of the site <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - 75% <br />
  • - What else do you need to look for? <br />
  • - Where is your traffic coming from? <br />
  • know the search terms that are leading people to your site <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> are these the terms you want to people to use? <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> if yes, then look at your bounce rate <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> are they getting what they expect? <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> are they being led towards the end goal <br />
  • know the search terms that are leading people to your site <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> are these the terms you want to people to use? <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> if yes, then look at your bounce rate <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> are they getting what they expect? <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> are they being led towards the end goal <br />
  • - drill down and find out what page they are landing on <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - check the page <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - improve or delete? <br />
  • Landing pages <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - what pages do people enter your site through? <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - not much as a default <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - BUT, add a filter <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - Show top landing pages with a Bounce rate over 50% <br />
  • Landing pages <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - what pages do people enter your site through? <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - not much as a default <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - BUT, add a filter <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - Show top landing pages with a Bounce rate over 50% <br />
  • Landing pages <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - what pages do people enter your site through? <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - not much as a default <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - BUT, add a filter <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> - Show top landing pages with a Bounce rate over 50% <br />
  • - now look at the results and fix <br />
  • - now look at the results and fix <br />
  • - now look at the results and fix <br />
  • - now look at the results and fix <br />
  • - now look at the results and fix <br />
  • - now look at the results and fix <br />
  • - now look at the results and fix <br />
  • - now look at the results and fix <br />
  • - now look at the results and fix <br />
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What are you doing with your data 08 What are you doing with your data 08 Presentation Transcript

  • Web Analytics What are you doing with your data? Tim Schneider Manager, Web Services
  • SET GOALS
  • “How you define success depends how you measure success.” ?
  • “If you cannot measure it, you cannot improve it.” Lord Kelvin
  • Donate Start Download Register Calls to Pledge action Sign-up Find Sponsor Vote
  • No eCommerce?
  • Donate Start Download Register Calls to Pledge action Sign-up Find Sponsor Vote
  • Start Download Register Calls to Pledge? action Sign-up Find Vote
  • Not goals* “To ensure all our users are able to find their information quickly and easily”
  • Not goals* “...want to come back...”
  • Not goals* “...Quickly access current information...”
  • Not goals* “More traffic/hits/visitors/page views”
  • Donate Start Download Register Calls to Pledge action Sign-up Find Sponsor Vote
  • With goals in place: • Is your site successful • Improve your site • Focus resources
  • 43% 40% 32% 32% 40% 41% 40% 37%
  • 4.3%
  • 1.5%
  • 75%
  • What else?
  • 1300 Words!
  • Quick hitters • Internal site search - user intent • Use eCommerce settings to track visits to conversion • Understand conversion rate calculation
  • Recap • Set goals • Measure/Test/Improve • Focus resources • Know your traffic
  • Questions
  • More? • tim.schneider@ualberta.ca • delicious.com/schneidertd/technocon2010 • @timschneider