- Track Forms Without Thank You Pages Using GTM
Goal Funnels in Google Analytics are great. They allow you to track the progress your users make toward a Goal completion, with defined steps leading up to a final conversion. You can see where your users fall out of the funnel, and focus your efforts on those troublesome steps. Over time you can improve conversion […]
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- Monitor Google Algorithm Changes with These Handy Tools
Spring and early summer have been a busy time for changes at Google. Mobilegeddon came and went without destroying online business as we know it. The impact of late May’s “Phantom” update, or Quality Update, is still being sussed out by experts. As an SEO professional I find I warn clients less and less about algorithm […]
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- 11+ Places Where (not set) Can Strike in Google Analytics
When it comes to reporting on your website, knowing that your data is as accurate as possible is one of the most important considerations. Most effort is done in the implementation phase, but as time goes on, you may start to see ‘(not set)’ creeping into some of your Google Analytics reports. This label doesn’t tell […]
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- 10 Critical Checks for Rebuilt Websites (Using Free Google Tools)
You did it. You built the perfect site with the best interface ever and more optimized content than your users know what to do with. And then you launched it. Awesome. Now what? If you don’t have a clear answer to that question, this post is for you. We’ll go through the free tools and […]
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- Career Change Tactics to Steal My Digital Marketing Job
Running a marathon. Speaking a foreign language. Learning to juggle. All of these things are likely easier than changing a career. That is especially true in digital marketing, where aspiring applicants must hit the equivalent of a moving target because the industry changes so quickly. Do you want my job? Here is the blueprint to […]
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- Creative Digital Marketing Is Ok, But Test Everything
“Advertising is fundamentally persuasion and persuasion happens to be not a science, but an art.”-Bill Bernbach You can’t A/B test everything. I’ll just throw that fact out there to start. Some things you’ve got one shot. A cover letter with your resume for that job you really want. You can’t send two cover letters and ask […]
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- YouTube Tracking In Google Analytics & Google Tag Manager
UPDATE: Now includes percentage viewed tracking. My colleague Sayf Sharif has long been an advocate of tracking YouTube videos with Google Analytics. Our LunaMetrics YouTube tracking script has been copied, cloned, forked, and borrowed more than a few times. It’s time to bring our script up to date with the latest changes in Google Analytics […]
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- Search Marketing Strategies from Game of Thrones
Lannister, Baratheon, Stark, Tyrell, they’re all just spokes on a wheel. This one’s on top and that one’s on top and on and on it spins, crushing those on the ground. We’re not going to stop the wheel. I’m going to break the wheel. Daenerys Targaryen SPOILER ALERT: If you haven’t watched the first four […]
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- Identifying and Filtering Internal Traffic from Google Analytics
Filtering out employee traffic remains one of the biggest challenges our clients and training attendees face. Unfortunately, there isn’t just one solution to capture everyone, but we can hopefully catch as much as we can. There have been many blog posts and articles written about the best ways to identify employees, this blog post will […]
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- Crush the Competition with Strategic AdWords Ad Copy
You’ve brainstormed messaging, followed the AdWords guidelines for promotional copy, and carefully counted your characters. Then you launch your campaigns and… crickets. How well did you strategize your ad copy? Did you do a few searches out in the wild and see what you’re up against? It’s not enough anymore to just list your company’s […]
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