What are Web Analytics Why is this Important Getting Started Case Study Example Google Analytics 101
Broad Definition: The monitoring and reporting of how users interact with a website. Specific definition varies based on goals and objectives of each website. Don’t just measure for the sake of measuring.
General awareness of the audience visiting your site Make improvements to your site ◦ Enhance the user experience ◦ Help you get more out of your website ◦ Help your audience get more out of your website Track and increase your return on investment ◦ Tie interactive marketing efforts to conversions
Website traffic patterns Visitor behavior and profiling Conversions and leads Tying conversions back to various marketing efforts, including: ◦ Search engine marketing ◦ Email marketing ◦ Display advertising ◦ Social media efforts ◦ Special promotions
Set goals and objectives for your website. Set goals and objectives for any interactive marketing efforts you engage in. How will you measure success? Make sure your site is optimized for measurement. Find the right analytics tools. Set aside time to monitor each month. Plan a reporting mechanism.
Ultimate interactive purpose: Drive sales Interactive marketing in place: ◦ E-commerce website ◦ Email marketing ◦ Pay-per-click advertising ◦ Homepage sliders advertising sales, new products, etc. ◦ Social media presence on Facebook & Twitter
The website accounts for 35% of Priester’s annual direct-to- consumer sales. ◦ Seasonal product: 45% of site traffic and 74% of revenue comes in November & December ◦ They have seen a 39% increase in online sales over the past 5 years, even with the slow economy. ◦ One in 14 visitors to the site makes a purchase (conversion rate of 7.32%)
E-news: the past 12 months ◦ Email marketing accounted for 17% of the website’s traffic and 25% of the site’s revenue last year. ◦ The conversion rate for e-news traffic is 10.99% compared to 7.32% for the entire site. ◦ 812 new subscribers through the site, bringing our list to more than 22,000 subscribers ◦ Average open rate of 10.27% ◦ Average click-through rate of 19.81%
Pay-Per Click Advertising: the past 12 months ◦ Google AdWords accounted for 6% of site traffic and 8% of its revenue for the entire year. 82% of that traffic and 89% of the revenue came from November and December alone. Priester’s return on investment from AdWords for the past year was 1,784.2%. The conversion rate for Google CPC traffic is 9.78% compared to 7.32% for the entire site. ◦ Shopzilla.com (A pay-per-click referral engine for shoppers) Sends very affordable traffic our way at only $0.25 per click 8th highest non-search engine referring site Conversion rate of 1%
Homepage Sliders ◦ Changed at least once a month to advertise a new product or promotion ◦ Once visitors arrive at the home page, over 98% enter the site through one of the sliders. ◦ New sliders determined by top searched items, top selling items and previous performance of slider message bringing in revenue Social Media ◦ 3,100 Facebook Fans; 2,697 Twitter Followers ◦ Facebook is the 4th top non-search engine referring site to Priesters.com with nearly a 2% conversion rate
Google Analytics 101 ◦ Visitor Information ◦ Geography Detail ◦ Traffic Sources ◦ Top Content ◦ E-Commerce Overview ◦ AdWords Overview ◦ Internal Search Engines ◦ Funnel Analysis
Visitors Overview: ◦ The most basic information available through Google Analytics. ◦ Track over time if your goal is to increase traffic, etc. ◦ Use the technical profile to know how your users are accessing your site
All Traffic Sources: ◦ Which sources send visitors who are more likely to be qualified leads ◦ Site Usage ◦ Goals Set ◦ Ecommerce ◦ Shows whether your paid investments are qualified leads
Ecommerce ◦ Only visible if you are selling through your site. ◦ Which products are selling best. ◦ Which sources are bringing in the most sales
AdWords in Analytics: ◦ Which campaigns and keywords are performing best based on site goals ◦ AdWords MUST be linked to Analytics to get this information. ◦ Note: Graphs are customizable
Top Content: ◦ Which pages are being viewed most often ◦ Note the URL names – this is done in the coding of the site to assure ease of measurement ◦ Can dig into these numbers for multiple reasons
Site Search Engine: ◦ Check to see if you have keywords with high search numbers. ◦ Helps to make desired content more readily available to your audience.
Goal Funnels: ◦ Set Conversion Goals within Analytics ◦ Track how many people you convert ◦ How many people abandoned the conversion and where along the process ◦ Can help make the process easier on users
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