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GoogleAnalytics vs. Omniture: Independent Analysis

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[This is a guest post written by Dennis Yu, CEO of BlitzLocal.] We  get asked the “GA or Omniture” question often enough that we decided to offer up this analysis as a buyer’s guide to the marketing executive or CEO. So how well does a free product stack up against one costing six figures? The… Read More

Analytics

Eye Tracking Research, All It’s Cracked Up to Be?

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Knowing and understanding how consumers interact with your website is valuable information that can be obtained by looking over their shoulder. This approach is creepy and tedious. Instead, you could utilize eye tracking studies, but they can’t tell you the whole story. Read on for coverage from the Eye Tracking Research Update session at Search… Read More

Analytics

Analytics Pioneer John Marshall On Using Data Well

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Bottom line? Utilizing and understanding the analytic data behind your website traffic is absolutely essential if you plan on making money. The Introduction To Analytics session at Search Engine Strategies New York left the audience with a depth of courage to explore Google Analytics (GA), five elements of a CEO-worthy report, the best KPIs to… Read More

Analytics

Should Search Marketers Socialize Every Direct Response Solicitation?

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Should direct marketers place Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and/or other buttons as part of the template for every email blast?   What about PPC landing pages? Should Twitter and Facebook be exit-options for every PPC landing page impression? How should advertisers think about socialization as either primary or secondary KPIs (key performance indicators A.K. A “goals.”)? At… Read More

Analytics  /  Social Media

You Can’t Make Money From Analytics

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However, you can make money from your website when properly advised & optimized  by your web analytics, as Jim Sterne so correctly pointed out at SES Chicago 2009. Many of us have access to some sort of analytics for web properties we’re involved with, but how many of us really use the data effectively?  More… Read More

Analytics