Essential Google Analytics Resources for Marketers: A Complete Guide


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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How to Measure Your Social Media ROI Using Google Analytics


social media how toDo you want to understand your social media return-on-investment (ROI)?

Are you tracking the customer journey in Google Analytics?

In this article you’ll discover how to collect and analyze the data you need to properly calculate how social media marketing impacts your business.

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Find steps to measure social media ROI with Google Analytics.

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How to Present Your Social Media ROI Report to the Boss


social media how toAre you responsible for reporting on social media ROI?

Do you need advice on what to share?

ROI reports justify the resources allocated to social media campaigns.

In this article I’ll explore four important parts of a social media ROI report that decision makers want to see.

A Bird’s-Eye View of ROI Reports

Social media ROI reports are based on prescribed objectives, the progress of the social campaign tasked with meeting those objectives, the analysis of key performance indicators (KPIs) and whether the original objectives are met.

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Analyze KPIs as part of your ROI reporting. Image: iStockPhoto.

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How to Measure Social Media ROI


social media how to Do you spend hours on your social media outreach and have no idea if it’s successful?

Are your clients constantly clamoring for social proof?

If you haven’t already done so, you need to find a strategy to measure your social media return on investment (ROI).

In this article I’ll share tools and tips to measure the ROI of your social media efforts.

Why Measure Your ROI?

ROI is proof that your marketing efforts are working. Clients and supervisors need to know if you’re successful… and you do too!

This is important for social media companies, consultants and in-house staff.

The main challenge in measuring ROI is keeping up with changes in algorithms, implementing the new tools that hit the marketplace and proving to your clients that they’re getting the most out of their investment in you.

Here are five steps for your ROI measurement strategy.

#1: Set Social Media Goals

ROI can be measured in a variety of ways: through customer acquisition, lead generation, clicks, revenue, contest entries, etc. It all depends on your goals. Before you can track and measure your ROI, you need to determine your goals so you know which factors you’re measuring and what success looks like.

Top 5 Metrics for Auditing Your Social Media Marketing ROI: Beyond revenue, participating in social media has many “beneficial business applications, such as facilitating customer service and boosting public relations.”

Reach, traffic, leads, customers and conversion rate are the metrics Pamela Vaughan on HubSpot suggests you consider to determine social media marketing success.

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HubSpot.com shares 5 ROI metrics you should audit.

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26 Ways to Create Engaging Content


social media how toAre you looking to create content that engages?

Does your content connect with people and encourage them to engage?

In this article I’ll show you 26 ways to make content that engages people, in an A-Z guide of tips.

#1: Authors Matter

Written content doesn’t exist without authors, whether constructing 140-character posts or 1000-word articles.  Not only do you want people who can write well (e.g., clear points, proper spelling and grammar, active voice), you need writers and team members who can think strategically about the content that will resonate most with your audience.

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Creating good content is important for social media engagement.

We’ll talk about more specifics as we go down the list. For now, think strategy.

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Businesses to Fully Embrace Social Media In 2012


social media reviewsThe vast majority of Americans are actively using social media. Has your business acted on this fact?

Are you looking for a way to keep pace with the quickly evolving field of social media marketing?

If so, Social Media Examiner has some exciting news…

But first, consider this story.

Imagine your business competing for your state’s “Best Brand” title against huge names such as Target, Dairy Queen and Wheaties.

Now imagine simply leveraging the power of social media and taking the grand prize! Wouldn’t that just blow your mind?

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