When we’re given a gift, in theory, it’s what’s inside that counts. Does it matter if it’s packaged in elaborate gift wrap or plain brown paper? Does it matter if something is hand delivered by a friend or sent via UPS? No, it’s the gift (or even the thought) that counts. But let’s be honest – it’s not that simple when it comes to monthly digital marketing reports for your boss or client. Even if the work is exceptional and the results are amazing, without the right packaging and delivery, the real value of what you’re giving may be lost.
So, how do you present a digital marketing report in a way that ensures the meaning of the message isn’t lost because of the way it’s delivered? In this article we’ll cover some of the ways to create and deliver reports the strongest way possible.
Sometimes a website’s audience is global and we want to cast the widest net possible to attract visitors online. But sometimes what really matters in terms of data is a little closer to home. For example, a business based in Florida might find it cool that its website gets visitors from Bali, but it’s probably not going to result in an in-store customer or service call.
When a web user’s proximity to a physical location defines whether or not they can be a viable customer, local SEO is going to be a critical component of an overall marketing campaign. In this article we’ll provide a few ideas on how to report on your efforts as they pertain to a website’s local performance.
Like commercial businesses, nonprofits have a range of specialties. From art to scholarships, housing assistance to helping animals, this is a sector that has a special place in society and our hearts. Of course, no matter how worthy the cause, nonprofits have the same needs as other businesses — they have to worry about payroll, the cost of providing services and, of course, marketing their cause. When it comes to marketing, no matter who your audience is, a digital presence is requisite and so is effectively measuring its performance.
In this article, we’ll look at some of the data that may be especially useful to helping nonprofits excel at digital marketing.
There may have been a time when a business made a Facebook page simply because “Dude, it’s Facebook, you’ve gotta be on there.” But as the social media juggernaut has evolved, so have the opportunities to use Facebook strategically to drive actual sales. But Facebook doesn’t just have the power to drive customers to websites, it has given us the ability to measure and attribute engagement and conversions.
When you work in digital marketing it’s hard not wish you could talk to Google. Wouldn’t that be nice? Imagine being able to ask questions and get feedback about your site.
Ok, so there’s no direct line to get in touch with Google’s algorithm, at least in part because bots are notoriously bad on the phone. But we do have Search Console. It’s not a helpline but it can facilitate some communication with Google.
In another post
we talked about using Search Console for SEO analysis and reporting. But in addition to using the information in Search Console to make strategic decisions, you can actually use the interface to make immediate tactical changes.
In this post we’ll cover some of the features available in Google Search Console (GSC) that will help you influence how Google understands your site and improve your understanding of how Google is seeing your site.