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Google Analytics Master Class - Internetrix

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A presentation by Geoff McQueen for Sydney's first Google Analytics Masterclass event.

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Google Analytics Master Class - Internetrix

  1. 1. 1<br />Carnival Australia – P&O Cruises<br />Attribution, Attention & Acquisition with Google Analytics<br />Geoff McQueen<br />geoff.mcqueen@internetrix.com.au<br />@geoffmcqueen<br />
  2. 2. P&O Cruises Australia<br />2<br />
  3. 3. Introduction<br />Carnival Corporation & PLC<br /><ul><li>Global cruise company and one of the largest vacation companies in the world. </li></ul>3<br />
  4. 4. Introduction<br />4<br /><ul><li>In the last 2 years, Carnival has increased their P&O Cruise Liner fleet from two ships to four:</li></ul>More destinations<br />More services<br />More capacity<br />
  5. 5. Introduction<br /><ul><li>Business needs to build demand to fill this capacity
  6. 6. Attracting new customers to cruising is critical!</li></ul>5<br /><ul><li>Pacific Dawn – 2020 passengers
  7. 7. Pacific Sun – 1960 passengers
  8. 8. Pacific Jewel – 1950 passengers
  9. 9. Pacific Pearl – 1800 passengers</li></li></ul><li>Introduction<br /><ul><li>Carnival battles with a long sales cycle
  10. 10. And an emotional buying process
  11. 11. The web plays a very important role in facilitating:</li></ul>Education<br />Research<br />Enquiries<br />Bookings<br />6<br />
  12. 12. Introduction<br />7<br /><ul><li>Carnival teamed with </li></ul>Amnesia Razorfish - AdNews Digital Agency of the year 3 years running <br /><ul><li>Amnesia Razorfish developed a visually stunning and information rich website</li></li></ul><li>Introduction<br /><ul><li>Towards the end of the Amnesia Razorfish website implementation, a formal web analytics evaluation process was undertaken
  13. 13. Internetrix was selected to implement Google Analytics through the new website</li></ul>8<br />
  14. 14. Approach<br /><ul><li>Internetrix GA Consultants and Developers worked closely with Amnesia Developers
  15. 15. Methodology followed Internetrix “Three A’s” theory
  16. 16. Internetrix encourages continuous improvement of the website through making decisions based on data.</li></ul>“Actionable Insights”<br />9<br />
  17. 17. Attribution<br />Traffic Sources<br /><ul><li>Identifying where your visitors are coming from</li></ul>10<br />Search Engines<br />Referring Websites<br />Direct Traffic<br />
  18. 18. Attribution<br />Geographical Areas of Interest<br />Identifying where your most effective visitors come from<br />11<br />
  19. 19. Attribution<br />Keywords<br />Google Analytics provides information on the keywords used by visitors coming from search engines<br />“We were able to use Keyword reports within Google Analytics to discover the ‘low hanging fruit’ keywords that could be used for our SEO and SEM efforts”<br />-Brenton Jones, Carnival Australia<br />Effective keywords for SEO efforts that provided increased referral of ‘conversion ready’ visitors from search engines<br />12<br />
  20. 20. Attribution<br />Campaign Tagging<br /><ul><li>Google Analytics allowed for advanced tracking of campaign performance</li></ul>13<br />Adwords Integration<br />www.pocruises.com.au/cruisesale/<br />Manual Campaign Tracking<br />www.pocruises.com.au/cruisesale?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Biggest-Cruise-Sale<br />
  21. 21. Attention<br />Entry & Exit Pages<br /><ul><li>What are the main landing pages – first impressions and clickpaths to success
  22. 22. What are the main exit pages – visitor retention</li></ul>14<br />
  23. 23. Attention<br />15<br />Rich Media Interaction<br /><ul><li>Using Events to track play, pause and at what point people ‘leave’
  24. 24. Extensive use of virtual page views to correlate visitors who watch videos all the way through with visitors who convert.</li></li></ul><li>Attention<br />Click-paths & Funnels<br /><ul><li>Improve conversions by knowing what your visitors best react to</li></ul>16<br />
  25. 25. Attention<br />Measuring 404 error pages<br />Assisted in transition from old website to new<br />Insight into what users are looking for but cannot find<br />17<br />
  26. 26. Acquisition<br /><ul><li>Measuring the success of the website and knowing from where and how it came about
  27. 27. P&O have several points of conversion</li></ul>Completing booking process<br />Printing cruise details<br /><ul><li>Increasing success based on data, not just ‘hunches’</li></ul>18<br />
  28. 28. Acquisition<br />Transactional Acquisition – ‘Show me the money’<br />Ecommerce code tracking code to apply $ values to acquisition & attention<br />Powerful & Fast Return on Investment (ROI) information<br />Continued marketing expenditure is backed by Google Analytics data<br />e-commerce tracking code<br />19<br />
  29. 29. Acquisition<br />Online -> Offline Acquisition<br />Not all users are willing to book and pay for a cruise online and often print prices/details for their offline travel agent<br />To track these online->offline conversions, Internetrix setup tracking code to track the “Print this page” action and setup goal funnels.<br />20<br />
  30. 30. Outcomes<br /><ul><li>Carnival now has detailed, actionable information about:</li></ul>Attribution – where are visitors coming from, what campaigns are working?<br />Attention – what are visitors looking at, and what patterns drive repeat visits & conversions<br />Acquisition – what does the funnel look like and what sources are paying the best<br /><ul><li>This is a dramatic improvement over counting visits or pageviews.
  31. 31. Actionable insights are driving continuous improvement initiatives</li></ul>21<br />
  32. 32. Conclusions<br /><ul><li>Google Analytics as a tool is now on-par with the best in the market, with events, rich media, advanced segmentations and flexible goals – all enterprise grade features.
  33. 33. With the savings on the ‘tool’, Carnival was able to invest their budget on skills & people, and has seen instant ROI.
  34. 34. The process of assessment and improvement is continuous, focused around the actionable insights from the Three-A’s.
  35. 35. There’s a lot more to come in the future – up and to the right!</li></ul>22<br />
  36. 36. Thank You!<br />www.internetrix.net<br />geoff.mcqueen@internetrix.com.au<br />For a copy of these slides, please visit www.internetrix.net/masterclass<br />23<br />

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