It’s All in the Numbers: Using Analytics to Drive Your eCommerce Strategy

Design without mathematics is merely decoration. As an eCommerce marketer or entrepreneur, you need to put analytics at the heart of your business. Data will help you determine what to sell, where to sell, how to sell, and who to sell to. Use in-depth analytics in order to define and refine your eCommerce strategy and … Continue reading "It’s All in the Numbers: Using Analytics to Drive Your eCommerce Strategy"

5 Overlooked SEO Opportunities to Take Advantage of Right Now

I’m frequently auditing websites and their SEO strategies. Lately, I’ve noticed several of the same missed opportunities across a number of my clients. In this post, I’ll share five commonly-overlooked SEO tactics and suggest ways that you can take advantage of them. 1. Audit Your Site Speed and Usability with Lighthouse Lighthouse is an open-source … Continue reading "5 Overlooked SEO Opportunities to Take Advantage of Right Now"

4 Most Powerful (& Underrated) SEO Tools That Are Absolutely Free

Having the right SEO tools is vital to starting an SEO campaign. Let’s face it, a lot of these tools are very expensive. If you just started a company and have a limited budget, it can really be a pain in the a**. In this post, I got it all covered for you. If right … Continue reading "4 Most Powerful (& Underrated) SEO Tools That Are Absolutely Free"

Tracking Conversion Data: Are You Doing it Right?

One of the most important quotes to live by in business is, “You can’t manage what you don’t measure.” If you’re not certain how you’re progressing towards a goal, how can you possibly reach it? Smart marketers know what metrics they should be tracking, such as: • Clicks: How many people expressed interest in my … Continue reading "Tracking Conversion Data: Are You Doing it Right?"

The Value of Direct Traffic in Google Analytics and How to Report on It

Research from W3Techs suggests that more than half (54.4 percent) of all websites on the Internet use Google Analytics, including popular sites like YouTube, Tumblr, Reddit and even WordPress. Google Analytics offers in-depth traffic analyses on a wide variety of metrics, but in my experience, one of the most telling is direct traffic. Here’s what … Continue reading "The Value of Direct Traffic in Google Analytics and How to Report on It"

Why Your SEO Strategy Needs to Take Lead Generation and Sales into Account

When it’s time to decide what pages to promote through link building, do you have a solid strategy? Many of us have been trained to dig for good keyword ranking opportunities and base our SEO promotion strategies there. Do you have pages that are on the cusp of page one for a given keyword? Point … Continue reading "Why Your SEO Strategy Needs to Take Lead Generation and Sales into Account"

How to Find Your Most Valuable Twitter Followers

If you want to find out who the most influential Twitter followers are in your community based on retweets and engagement, here are great tools for discovering them. But what if you want to find out which pieces of content on your website attracts the people whose shares on Twitter lead to the most traffic … Continue reading "How to Find Your Most Valuable Twitter Followers"

Providing Metrics in a (Not Provided) World

I am sure that you’re not only familiar with Google’s trend toward SSL search encryption and the vanishing organic search traffic data that marketers are seeing as a result, but you are also frustrated by it, as we all are. Instead of valuable search keywords showing up in our analytics, we have “not provided” accounting … Continue reading "Providing Metrics in a (Not Provided) World"