Analytics

Experts examine how to better measure and optimize marketing initiatives, including testing what matters, improving conversion rates, and assessing quantitative and qualitative data.

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Google Analytics Advanced Segments: A Conversion Optimizer’s BFF

May 13, 2014 - Marketers should take advantage of Google Analytics Advanced Segments to increase their conversion rate, consciously direct media spend, and enhance personalization. Comments

The Marketing Clouds and Convergence

marketing-cloud May 12, 2014 - What are marketers to do during climate change, when these marketing clouds form and darken? Comments

Facebook Gives Marketers More Audience Insights

facebook-like May 9, 2014 - Facebook debuts a new marketing tool called Audience Insights, available within Ads Manager. Comments

The First Month in Start-Up/SME Marketing

strategy May 8, 2014 - In the first of a five-part series, we look at how you can design a comprehensive and strategic marketing plan for your start-up. Comments

The Murky Waters of SEO

seo-analytics May 8, 2014 - SEO can work well for your business if it's done right. The trouble is, you may have a very hard time figuring out if it is in fact being done right. Comments

Top 10 New Things to Measure on Your Website

top-10-website-measurement May 8, 2014 - An updated list of the things you need to be measuring on your website, including online maturity, insight generation, and data quality. Comments

Advertising and Media Agencies: The Future Is Now

adagencycover May 7, 2014 - Gone now are the days when agencies can simply deliver advertising or other media campaigns and let them run their course. Agencies must deliver on new forms of value in a complex, networked world. Comments

It’s Time to In-Source Your Marketing Strategy by Taking Control of Your Data

big-data-action May 6, 2014 - To ensure the success of your brand, you must find the data that's valuable to you, make sure you have access to it, and use it to build your strategy. Comments

Yahoo Drops Support for Do Not Track

yahoocompany-2269-28217275 May 5, 2014 - Personalized content is good for you, apparently. Comments

Converged Analytics for Media Effectiveness

convergence May 5, 2014 - Converged media (using one type of media to prop up another) is more effective in addressing the changing media consumption habits of online audiences than paid, earned, or owned media are when used in isolation. Comments

5 Tools to Analyze and Optimize Live Digital Campaigns

analytics-framework May 4, 2014 - There are lots of useful technologies that digital marketers can use to tweak and optimize campaigns on the fly. Here's what we recommend. Comments

How to Design High-Converting Mobile Landing Pages

mobileads May 2, 2014 - This column comes in video form, with a visual explanation of how to design high-converting landing pages for mobile. Comments

Comparing Google Sitelinks With Google Analytics Data

Sitelinks Apr 30, 2014 - In an effort to discover Google's methods for determining what appears in Sitelinks, here is an in-depth look at the Google Analytics data on the Sitelink pages for 10 websites. Comments

The Internet of Things: The $300 Billion Opportunity for Marketers

internetofthings Apr 29, 2014 - If consumers are going to be inundated with Internet of Things-based products and services, it presents an opportunity for marketers. Consider these examples of how the megatrend is impacting our lives and businesses. Comments

Financial Institutions Face Analytics Challenges

e-banking Apr 29, 2014 - Although financial institutions want to improve their analytics strategies, they have a number of challenges that make it more difficult compared to other sectors. Comments

Autonomy and the Free Will to Convert

choice-iw Apr 29, 2014 - Even though it is your goal as a marketer to get customers to complete a conversion action, you must allow them to maintain a sense of control over their decision-making process. Comments

3 Tips for a Smooth Universal Analytics Transition

Google Analytics Apr 28, 2014 - The transition to Universal Analytics can be a tricky one, so here are a few tips to minimize headaches during the migration. Comments

Upgradeability, Extensibility, and the Re-Sale Market

certified-pre-owned Apr 25, 2014 - It's a shame that more industries, like the Certified Pre-Owned car industry, don't give second owners the extensibilty they expect. Without the possibility of upgrading re-sale products, you are losing out on potential revenue. Comments

The Difference Between Truth and Facts Is Vocabulary

vocabulary Apr 24, 2014 - In order to satisfy insights consumers, shift your vocabulary and draw them into the conversation with you. Comments

The Promise of True Digital Measurement — and Its Betrayal

analytics-shutterstock-139983946 Apr 21, 2014 - The concept of conversion/non-conversion lies at the heart of any critique of digital analytics. And as we move toward a multichannel measurement model, it is perhaps an even more potent indictment of the amped-up promises of digital analytics in general. Comments

Do You Actually Have an "Attribution" Problem Worth Solving?

attribution Apr 17, 2014 - Before deciding on an attribution methodology, such as a simple model, multi-touch model, or data-driven model, figure out how big the attribution problem is that you're trying to solve. Comments

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