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The First 3 Steps Of Digital Marketing Analytics

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Digital marketing is all about metrics. Once you engage in digital marketing, the most important thing you can do is measure. You will measure what you’re doing to see the results if it worked, what didn’t work, and what you should do next. The amazing thing about digital marketing, when contrasted against print marketing, is that marketers can conduct dozens of small, low-risk experiments in a very short amount of time to see what will work, and then make far more intelligent decisions based on actual data, rather than just guessing.

But in order to conduct those experiments, you must be able to measure everything about your digital marketing campaigns. Here are the first three things you must do in order to measure, dissect, and analyze any digital campaign.

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How and Why to Segment Your Website Audience

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When you go shopping for new clothes, online or in a brick and mortar store, which section do you hit first, the men’s or the women’s clothing? Good. OK, when you need a new power cord for your computer or smartphone, do you go to the Windows section or the Mac section? Finally, when you are in Europe at a great local restaurant, do you ask for the menu in English or in the local language?

Your specific answers to these questions are not the point. The point is that my answers may be the same or different from your answers. With that understanding, if you owned any one of the store types mentioned above – clothing, computer, food – you might ask me these types of questions when I walk in the door, or you might provide signage that shows me the way without having to be asked. Continue reading

Digital Marketing 101: Measuring Your Digital Marketing Efforts

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This post is part of our Digital Marketing 101 series. Sign up to get the full series!

“You can manage only what you measure.” There are many different versions of that mantra, and all of them hold true. Just as in fitness and weight loss, if you don’t start with a baseline, take regular measurements, and see what’s working, you can’t make data-driven decisions.

In this second post of six in the series “Digital Marketing 101,” we’re offering up highly practical tasks for you to determine how best to grow your digital presence using data backed by marketing analytics.

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How to Connect your Tumblr to Google Analytics

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This post is the final post in a 4-part series on connecting your blog to Google Analytics. Below is a listing with links to the previous three posts.

  • Setting up a Google Analytics account
  • Connecting Blogger to Google Analytics
  • Connecting WordPress to Google Analytics

Unlike Blogger and WordPress, Tumblr does not provide any tools at all to track your blog’s visitors, page views, etc. Tumblr recommends and makes it very easy to connect to Google Analytics.

Below are step-by-step instructions for getting your Tumblr blog properly connected to Google Analytics. Once you do, you can begin measuring, segmenting, tracking, and experimenting to grow and nurture your audience.

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How To Connect Your WordPress Blog To Google Analytics

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This post is the third in a 4-part series on connecting your blog to Google Analytics. In the first post, we walked you through the process of creating a Google Analytics account step-by-step. You should do that prior to following the steps below, and you should also have your Google Analytics Tracking ID handy to copy and paste into your Blogger settings. In the second post, we provided the process for connecting your Google Blogger blog to Analytics.

Below are step-by-step instructions for getting your WordPress blog properly connected to Google Analytics so that you can begin measuring, segmenting, tracking, and experimenting to grow and nurture your audience.

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How To Connect Your Blogger Account to Google Analytics

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This post is the second in a 4-part series on connecting your blog to Google Analytics. In the first post, we walked you through the process of creating a Google Analytics account step-by-step. You should do that prior to following the steps below, and you should also have your Google Analytics Tracking ID handy to copy & paste into your Blogger settings.

Below are step-by-step instructions for getting your Blogger blog properly connected to Google Analytics so that you can begin measuring, segmenting, tracking, and experimenting to grow and nurture your audience.

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How to setup a Google Analytics Account

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We’re in week 3, session 5 of Digital Marketing here at GA Atlanta. Last week, we dove headlong into Google Analytics. While the software itself can be quite intimidating, what we’ve found is that getting a website properly connected to Google Analytics is not as easy as it sounds. With 18 people in the class, each with different websites and platforms, we’ve spent a good deal of time getting everyone hooked up.

Below are step-by-step instructions for setting up your Google Analytics account. Following in this mini-series are step-by-step instructions on properly connecting your Blogger, WordPress, and Tumblr blog or website to Google Analytics so that you can begin measuring, segmenting, tracking, and experimenting to grow and nurture your audience.

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