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Search engine optimization (SEO) and pay-per-click (PPC) are two of the best examples of how to use Web analytics to improve your website's and your business's performance. Search engine marketing (SEM) and Web analytics are made for each other. Once you understand how search marketing metrics work, you will have insight into almost every key measurement aspect of any online marketing program...
Beyond the Basics: Goals and Conversions
"Goals and conversions" should be included in the basic metrics for every marketing campaign. Determining how many people become a lead or customer as a result of a marketing program is critical to knowing if your they are successful. However, I did not put "goals and conversions" in the basics group for two reasons:
- It's surprising how many organizations do not have clearly defined goals and conversion points identified in their websites,
- and if they do, Many times the Web analytics platform is not configured correctly to capture this information.
Read the whole web analytics strategy article.