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Tracking and Analytics

Google Analytics 101: 5 Steps to Set Up Your Account

What do you really know about how visitors interact with your website? If you're not using Google Analytics, then your answer is probably "not much." Even if you have clickthrough and conversion data from AdWords or another advertising platform, you need Analytics to gain meaningful insights such as who visits your website, what they do when they get [...]

Are You Throwing Spaghetti At the Wall & It’s Not Sticking? Here’s Why

I'm sure you've heard the saying, "throw spaghetti against the wall and see what sticks."  It's a common way to describe the process of testing many different tactics at the same time in order to identify what works (sticks) and what doesn't work (falls to the floor). It's a nice analogy to visualize the process [...]

7 Google Analytics Goals to Use for Your Small Business

Have you ever considered what your visitors' experience is like when they're on your website? Are they engaged in your content, or do they leave without clicking to a new page? Are they reading your blog posts or moving on quickly? Which of your marketing channels are resulting in more leads or sales? Using Google [...]

Answer to Your #1 Question About Online Marketing

I recently reviewed a survey we conducted, where we asked small business owners this question: "What's your #1 question about online marketing?" As I combed through the questions, I realized there was a common theme.  A lot of the questions focused on the one thing to do, or the one tactic to use to get [...]

2 Questions to Find Your Best Sources of Website Traffic

With digital marketing, there is certainly no shortage of hype about all the different tactics to drive traffic to your website.  There's SEO, Google Ads, Facebook Ads, LinkedIn, YouTube, email marketing... Sorry, my hand cramped up trying to type up all the options. :) My point is, there's a lot to evaluate and determine what's [...]

How To Track Phone Calls Without Sabotaging Your SEO

During one of my recent SEO webinars, there was one question that kept popping up: "How do you track phone calls from your SEO campaign?" Since this is such an important topic I'm going to answer this question in this article.   Even if you're already tracking your phone calls, I urge you to read this [...]

How & Why to Use Google Analytics to Optimize Google Ads

I'm sure you've heard Peter Drucker's famous quote: If you can't measure it, you can't improve it. Of course, Peter wasn't talking about Google Ads, but he might as well have been. When it comes to success using Google Ads, measuring campaign performance is absolutely critical. If you aren't measuring conversions like quote requests, online [...]

Google Analytics 4: Why You Should Set It Up Now

Remember when Microsoft completely overhauled the user interface of MS Word and Excel to use the "ribbon" layout? I'll never forget it because I was at the point in my career where I could use those programs with my eyes closed... But then it all came crashing down with the "new and improved" ribbon update. [...]

By |January 5th, 2021|Categories: Tracking and Analytics|

Google Analytics Audit: 10 Steps to Check Your Account is Set Up Correctly

Google Analytics is extremely powerful and is an essential piece of every company's digital strategy. Yet, it's also notoriously difficult to navigate and relies heavily on the proper setup in order to deliver the data that small businesses find valuable. Before you even begin setting up or reviewing your Google Analytics, it's a good idea [...]

By |December 31st, 2020|Categories: Tracking and Analytics|Tags: , |

Case Study: How to Identify Where Your Leads Are Coming From

In this article I'm going to present a case study about how to determine where your website leads are coming from. Once you understand which marketing tactics are driving leads, then you can focus your resources on improving those tactics to generate even more leads and sales.   Background One of our clients recently saw [...]

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