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Harvesting Performance Keywords in Google Analytics

Website Analytics June 25th, 2008

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Is Google Analytics Your Top Choice?

What percentages of your visitors are making it to your finish line? How many visors purchase your product or make an enquiry. Once you learn your successes it’s time to work on improving weaker areas of all aspects of your site that are not performing well for you. Use it to track entire campaigns, with special filters you can extract even more data from Google Analytics to improve your AdWords spending. To me, like it or not, that’s why sister Analytics and brother AdWords are a great combination. For your PPC spending Analytics is like a fine tooth comb, especially when you take a close look at conversion keyword performance from all sources. Make good use of the information. Let me give you an example with a quick video.

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The Google Analytics interface requires learning and exploring, then it starts to become apparent what level of vision and analysis power you have to change the future. These website statistics are goal focused. You will you soon figure it out that the goals of your site are at the core actionable statistics research.

Analytics Tip

When you see the "/" in your Google Analytic stats it is your website’s home page. In order to change it you need to set the default page in Google Analytics to the URL of your homepage, e.g. index.html.

What Happens With the Data in Google Analytics?

Traffic statistics you get from Google some think will be used as data they collect to provide better advertising relevancy making there dominance a monopoly, if it isn’t already. In a sense you are helping your competition if there is any merit to this belief, providing Google with conversion data is hard earned website statistics that rightfully belongs to the website owner unless otherwise agreed upon. The fact is Google owns the data in Analytics. Even so, Analytics and AdWords are an unbeatable duo when played in harmony.

Are there Other Ways to do Website Analysis?

The good news is yes but I still recommend Google Analytics implementation if you are an AdWords user. Other options for tracking your website statistics include stat tracker, StatCounter, AweStats (will analyze log file formats of Apache and IIS servers) or Log file analyzer- good for generating custom log file reports. Learn web analyzer tools to maximize your marketing and advertising efforts for optimal ROI. Quickly discover which keywords convert the best, this can mean larger profits overnight. You can find out the pages which deliver the strongest sales conversion and dig deeper to learn why. See what websites send you the most customers. Use website statistics to help mold a better future for website performance.

Internet Statistics Help Get a True Vision of Your Potential with Website Marketing.

On the internet there are many free services that you can rely on to help get the picture of what’s hot on the internet now. For example here is some statistics help on the most popular social networking sites based on Unique Visitors comparing May 2008 to May 2007…

The Growth of Social Networking Over a 1 Year Period

Property May 2007 (M) May 2008 (M) Change (%)
AIM Profiles
N/A
8,210
N/A
Angelfire
7,004
5,096
-27
AOL Community
N/A
4,235
N/A
AOL Hometown
N/A
6,231
N/A
Bebo
3,711
4,948
33
Buzznet
3,188
5,427
70
Classmates Online
12,103
14,867
23
deviantART
3,465
3,914
13
Digg
3,334
6,321
90
Facebook
26,649
35,594
34
Flickr
8,447
17,021
101
freewebs
6,211
7,941
28
hi5
2,502
3,433
37
imeem
N/A
6,097
N/A
Kaboodle
N/A
3,878
N/A
LinkedIn
1,652
3,933
138
Bing Groups
4,024
3,086
-23
MySpace.com
68,939
73,691
7
Propeller
N/A
3,515
N/A
Reunion.com
6,344
11,249
77
Total Internet audience
177,487
190,858
8
Vlaze Media Networks
N/A
7,162
N/A
Webshots
N/A
6,666
N/A
Windows Live Spaces
7,998
8,602
8
Yahoo Buzz
N/A
5,786
N/A
Yahoo Groups
6,607
5,964
-10
Total networking audience
N/A
131,808
N/A

1. ComScore audience measurement data report on media usage, visitor demographics, and online buying power for home, work, and university audiences across U.S. and worldwide Internet audiences.
2. Data exclude blogging sites.
Source: comScore, 2008

Use Website Statistics to Convert more Visitors

Over time statistics change. That is why it is regular checking of website statistics that result in the highest reward. Then dig deeper into the data comapring different time intervals. Learn to leverage unique hierarchical reports to reveal hidden patterns. Do this by generating custom reports from Adwords or Analytics. You will start to see trends like which sites good visitors come from and convert to action. Make changes to your site and focus on that specific statistic with the applicable web metric(s) to monitor progress. Set your goals and make sure your main website pages lead to goal fulfillment. Your visitors should easily achieve the goals of your website. Adapt quickly when you identify new trends.

Tracking Customers

For website effectiveness and attainment of set goals, tracking your visitors will allow you to learn web site trends and most valuable traffic sources. The more you learn your statistics for a website and what they mean, the better google ranking web site abilities will be. Web site Google ranking is ultimately decided by the Google algorithms. Effective online research missions can give you insights you never had to influence conversion statistics and ranking abilities. You can cross examine visitor’s sources with keywords and find out what keywords work best for pay per click (Google Adwords) and natural traffic.

Getting to know your visitors will surely lead to pleasurable business relationships!

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Robert can be found in the TechWyse experimentation lab mixing his 'Internet Marketing' potions every single day. Blessed with advanced level knowledge in the entire internet marketing sector dating back to 1998, Robert often contributes to the Rise To The Top blog with his analytics input through his in depth work experiences.In 2011 Robert moved up to Orillia on Lake Couchiching. Once settled in the Sunshine city, OrilliaBusiness.com was launched to help businesses tap into the awesome opportunities online. With a special knack for internet marketing and measurement, Robert is helping businesses in and around Orillia shine like fine cut diamonds.

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Robert can be found in the TechWyse experimentation lab mixing his 'Internet Marketing' potions every single day. Blessed with advanced level knowledge in the entire internet marketing sector dating back to 1998, Robert often contributes to the Rise To The Top blog with his analytics input through his in depth work experiences.In 2011 Robert moved up to Orillia on Lake Couchiching. Once settled in the Sunshine city, OrilliaBusiness.com was launched to help businesses tap into the awesome opportunities online. With a special knack for internet marketing and measurement, Robert is helping businesses in and around Orillia shine like fine cut diamonds.

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