Do you use Google Analytics?

Want to know how data can help improve your marketing?

To learn how to measure what’s working with Google Analytics, I interview Christopher Penn.

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The Social Media Marketing podcast is an on-demand talk radio show from Social Media Examiner. It’s designed to help busy marketers and business owners discover what works with social media marketing.

In this episode I interview Christopher Penn, the VP of marketing technology at SHIFT Communications (a PR firm). He co-founded PodCamp with Chris Brogan and is co-host of the Marketing Over Coffee podcast. His brand-new book is Marketing Blue Belt: From Data Zero to Marketing Hero.

Christopher will talk about how to use Google Analytics to improve your marketing.

You’ll discover how to set goals, and analyze and measure your data.

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social media how toDo you want to learn how to measure and analyze your social media marketing efforts?

Are you looking for a resource to help you improve your use of Google Analytics?

Whether you’re marketing on social media as an individual or as a brand, these expert articles will help you track and analyze social media referral traffic, custom segments, split tests, conversions from social media and more.

Each of these articles will help you understand and master a specific part of analyzing social media marketing data from Google Analytics.

Begin With the Basics

How to Use Google Analytics: Getting Started: Do you need a deeper understanding of Google Analytics? Do you know what data each section of Google Analytics offers? A few important details and settings can improve your Google Analytics reporting. This article shows the basics of navigating Google Analytics and what you need to set up now.

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Discover essential Google Analytics resources for marketers.

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Are you spending too much time fiddling within Google Analytics?

Do you want to streamline your analysis experience?

Monitoring and reporting Google Analytics data can easily turn into a full-time job by itself, but it doesn’t have to.

In this article I’ll share five Google Analytics shortcuts for setting up basic analytics, finding the most relevant reports and checking those reports regularly.

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Discover five helpful shortcuts for Google Analytics analysis.

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Do you want more from Google Analytics than standard reports?

Did you know you can get custom data?

Google Analytics lets you create custom segments, dashboards and reports to find the information that’s most relevant to your business.

In this article I’m going to show you how to use these Google Analytics features.

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Discover how to customize Google Analytics dashboards, reports and segments.

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social media how toDo you understand how visitors convert on your blog or website?

Are you tracking conversion goals?

Knowing how visitors convert on your website can help you improve your marketing.

In this article I’ll show you how to dive into Google Analytics Conversions reports so you can optimize your site for more conversions.

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Find out how to use Google Analytics Conversions reports.

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social media how toDo you want to know what content performs best on your website?

Have you heard of Behavior reports in Google Analytics?

Knowing how visitors move through your website and interact with your content lets you optimize your website performance and conversions.

In this article I’ll share how Google Analytics Behavior reports let you assess the performance of your content and the actions visitors take on your website.

Note: One way to get the most out of any Google Analytics data is to set up conversion goals. If you haven’t done this already, set up the easiest goal type by reviewing the first point under the Google Analytics Admin header in this Google Analytics Basics post.

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Find out how to optimize your content with data from Google Analtyics Behavior reports.

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social media case studies Do you need to justify social media efforts to company leaders?

Do you want to know exactly what impact social media has on your business?

In this article you’ll discover how SAP North America created a process that shows them exactly how social media is touching millions of dollars in potential business.

SAP is a global leader in enterprise-level software and services. They have nearly 67,000 employees globally, and over 15,000 in SAP North America. They service 25 different industries and 12 lines of business with enterprise software.

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Read four ways to measure the impact of social media in this case study.

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Do you want to know how people are finding your website?

Do you want to learn more about Acquisition reports in Google Analytics?

When you know your biggest traffic sources, you have a better idea of where to spend your time and money.

In this article I’ll share how Google Analytics Acquisition reports can help you drive traffic and sales.

Note: One way to get the most out of any Google Analytics data is to set up conversion goals. If you haven’t done this already, set up the easiest goal type by reviewing the first point under the Google Analytics Admin header in this Google Analytics Basics post.

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Find out to use Google Analytics to track traffic sources.

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social media how toDo you need to learn more about the Audience reports in Google Analytics?

Do you want to know more about your website visitors?

Understanding the demographics, behaviors and interests of your website visitors improves your online marketing.

In this article I’ll share what data is found in the Google Analytics’ Audience section and how it can apply to your online marketing strategy.

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Take a deeper look into your audience data on Google Analytics.

Note: One way to get the most out of any Google Analytics data is to set up conversion goals. If you haven’t done this already, set up the easiest goal type by reviewing the first point under the Google Analytics Admin header in this Google Analytics Basics post.

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Google Analytics left sidebar menu with Audience section.

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