How important is UTM Parameters for Digital Marketing Analysis?

Posted on October 30, 2018 by Emarkt_Admin

Do you Track your Campaign with UTM parameters?

When you have so many marketing tools and analytics platforms, Sometimes you feel helpless to understand what is actually going on your tweet or facebook ad, sign up form, newsletters, sale etc.

But have you ever thought adding UTM Parameters to your links will help solve all your problems regarding tracking of Campaign, attributing, and solution for your marketing efforts?

Let discuss in more details about UTM Parameters and How to use them?

What are UTM Parameters?

UTM stands for Urchin Tracking Model.  UTM Parameters are tags in your link which gives you the details about  Campaign Source, Campaign Medium, Campaign Term, Campaign Content.

Read more in details about what are UTM Parameters? 

Why should you use UTM Parameters?

  1. You should use UTM Parameters to overview the traffic coming from newsletter, CPC, emails etc.
  2. When you want to track how your marketing campaign is doing.
  3. To see the customize traffic you send to your site versus the traffic other people send to your site.
  4. To find the differences, how other campaigns are doing.
  5. To check the traffic Source/medium.
  6. To make an effective report and do better analysis.

How to set up UTM parameters

We will learn how to set UTM Parameters quickly and easily:

Step 1: Go to Google’s URL Builder

Step 2: Open the link and fill all necessary details

I have already discussed earlier on how to set UTM Parameters in my previous blog 

Suppose the link is:

https://www.emarketeducation.in/need-know-googles-url-builder-utm-parameters/
utm parameters

The above link has UTM Parameters

utm_source (Campaign source): This source is used to identify the search engine like google, yahoo etc.

utm_medium (Campaign Medium):  This will help you to identify medium like CPC.

utm_campaign(Campaign Name): The Campaign name will help you to identify the campaign promotion.

utm_term(Campaign Term): Helps you to identify the keywords used for ads or paid search.

utm_content (Campaign Content): Campaign content will help you to differentiate ads or any links that point the same URL.

How important are UTM Parameters for Digital Marketing Success

1. Measure Marketing Campaign and its Effectiveness.

When you create a campaign and want to know its effectiveness. Create a UTM Parameters to measure the structuring.

2. Customize Your campaign

With UTM Parameters you can easily add give a name to your campaign so that you can easily identify who is bringing in what. It is very effective and helpful for better digital marketing strategy.

3. Segmenting Your Traffic

If you got a 100 views in your social media post doesn’t mean all the views came from the same source. Using UTM Parameters helps you to segment the traffic.

4. Using Google Analytics Track the traffic and the Conversion rate.

Step 1: Go to Google Analytics Account

Step 2: Go => Acquisition =>Campaigns

campaign

 

As per the above table, you can see the list of the campaigns (above table campaign is not created) you will be creating the trackable URLs using UTM Parameters and track the numbers of traffic and conversion rates.

5. Use to Compare your Report

You can use UTM Parameters to compare your reports over time. You can spot the reports that were most effective in driving traffic to your site and then do better digital marketing strategy.

Conclusion

Using UTM Parameters you can easily track the marketing campaigns and conversion rates. With this help, you can create a better digital marketing strategy with a good budget.

 

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Funnel in Google Analytics for Digital Marketing Success

Posted on October 17, 2018 by Emarkt_Admin

Why Goals Funnel in Google Analytics?

Are you wondering why your users are not converting? Do you really count the path users are taking? If not, you are losing the conversion rates.

Goal funnels are an action or steps that user must go before getting converted (like purchasing any products). Goal funnel is important in Google Analytics for every website because you can easily identify your customers or users where they are dropping off, low converting users etc. For digital marketing success, every analyst needs to note down accurate view of the users.

For Example: If a user goes to an E-commerce site to buy Jacket and couldn’t complete the purchase, Goals funnel really helps to identify why the user drop-off, is there a problem in a page or any payment gateway.

What is a Google Analytics funnel?

A Google Analytics Funnel measure or analyze the path which users take from start to the end of the web pages. A funnel is set with a goal to achieve the conversion rates on specific user behaviors.

google analytics funnel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What are the types of Google Analytics Funnels?

There are 4 types os funnel in Google Analytics:

1) Goal Funnel

Goal Funnel is a path of the web pages where you want your users to complete the goal which is already set like form submission, downloads, sign up newsletter etc.

2) Sales Funnel

Sales Funnel is used in e-commerce web portals where you want your user to complete the goal which is set like check out process, payments etc.

3) Multi-Channel Goal Funnel

Goal Funnel takes into an account of the role played by multiple marketing channels in the conversion path.

4) Multi-Channel Sales Funnel

Sales Funnel takes into an account of the role played by multiple marketing channels in the conversion path.

How to Set up Funnel in Google Analytics?

To Set-up a Funnel in Google Analytics:

Step 1: Go to the Google Analytics Reports

Step 2: Click Admin Button

Step 3: Go to Goals

goals

 

 

Admin-> View-> Goals-> New Goal

new goal

Step 4: Give a name to your Goal

Once the Goal is created you won’t be able to delete it. You can only choose ON/OFF icon to keep it active or inactive.

Let’s discuss in details:

a) Goal Setup

You can create your goal as a template or custom goal.  Let’s say like you want to track how many users went till the payment page of your website.

goal set up

b) Goal Description

Name the goal something you will remember and easily measure the metrics. Choose one name on the given box and choose “Destination”. You can only select goal funnels feature with the destination.

goal description

c) Goal Details

Once you are done with goal description, Go to the goal details.

goal details

As per the above picture, each step denotes the web page where your visitors must pass through to reach a goal.

a) URL Goals

You need to create a unique URL for each page so that the user can view and order. if it is an e-commerce site they can purchase. We can provide a name and add the URL.

You can go to Google Analytics Account and click:

Behavior->Site Content-> All Pages

Just to see how  URL name is assigned for users to view.

Example: Above “check out ” “check out” is assigned only to track who went till check out page in funnel report. Click “ON” button on required option (This button will affect only the funnel visualization report, not conversion reports or goal completion metrics).

At last click on “verify goals” button to track your goals and data properly.

You are done with your goals funnel!!

b) Funnel Visualization Report

After creating a goal funnel, Check your Goal metrics in Conversion Report.

Go to-> Conversions ->Goals->Funnel Visualization

funnel visualization report

The Funnel Visualization Report is one of the best way to understand the user flow of your website.

As you can see the screenshot Total 265 users are entering through the home page and 136 existed from the site. With the Funnel Visualization report, you will know the interest of the people if they are dropping off, you can take them to other page or show them some promotion.

How should a good Google Analytics Funnel Be?

A good Google Analytics Funnel Should able to measure and manage all the path that users take from entrances to the exits. This will help your website to improve its pages and view the loophole.

Google Analytics Funnel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(source: www.shootorder.com)

Above picture shows that if google analytics funnel is not set, you can attract the poor quality of traffic, poor content and bad visibility, poor calls to action and bad enquiry process for service industries.

Using Google Analytics Funnel you can rectify all the mistakes and match your objectives.

10 Benefits of using Google Analytics Funnel for Digital Marketing Success

1. Google Analytics Funnel will analyze funnel data for each unique segment. This is useful when you want to see different segments traffic or compare them like organic vs search.

user flow2. Shopping Behaviour Analysis

Shopping behavior analysis

 

Shopping Behaviour Analysis will help you to analyze how many users came to the website viewed the product and went to the checkout page.  Google Analytics will help you check percentage rate of Abandonment. You can also check New Visitors vs Returning Visitors and your Shopping progress.

3. Checkout Behaviour Analysis

Checkout Behaviour Analysis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Checkout Behaviour Analysis will help you know what type of users are coming to purchase (like from browser, keyword, campaign, device, source etc). It will help to know checkout progression and percentage of completion. With Checkout behavior analysis you will know at which step user drop off and you can target them again with digital marketing strategy.

4. Product Performance

Product Performance

 

 

Product performance analysis will help to know the product revenue, unique purchases, Quantity, Avg. price, Avg. Quantity,  Basket-to-details rate etc.

5. Sales Performance

Sales Performance

 

Sales performance analysis will help to know the revenue of the products. With this report, you will know whether you have achieved your sales target or not.

6. Product list Performance

Product list Performance

 

Product list performance will help you know who viewed and clicked your product list, product list CTR, Product Add to Basket, Product checkout etc.

7. Track Internal Promotion and Other coupons

 Internal Promotion and Other coupons

 

If you have added any internal promotion,  order coupons, product coupons or affiliate coupons. Google Analytics Funnel will help to track the internal promotion views, clicks, CTR, Transactions, Avg. Order Value, Unique purchases via Coupons and how much revenue did you get from every promotions and coupon that you run on your website.

8. Top conversion paths

Top conversion paths

 

 

Google Analytics Funnel will help to know the top conversion paths and conversion value. As per the above picture, As an analyst, you need to have a clear understanding of first touch, last touch, and conversion. If you are not able to do visually the path analysis, download the file in excel and divide it by first touch and last touch and see which traffic is bringing most conversion.

9. Time Lag

Time Lag

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Google Analytics Funnel report will help you to do time lag analysis. With the above report, you will be able to find the time lag in days how many conversions and conversion value you are getting.

10. Path Length

Path Length

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Google Analytics Funnel report will help you to give path length analysis. With the above report, you will be able to find the path length in interactions how many conversions and conversion value you are getting.

Conclusion

The Google Analytics Funnel report gives the visual view of overall conversions and conversion rate. After setting up the funnel be sure you are getting what you wanted to track and think of creating a few more goals if you haven’t done. The Funnel visualization report will help you to identify issues you are facing in digital marketing strategy and will identify the opportunities for website performance, conversion rate, grow your business and succeed.

Every business goal is to make a sale. If you really want to increase the sales, first and foremost thing you have to do is patching your pot holes on your searchers journey. To patch such pot holes you have to identify where they are. Now learn with eMarket Education how Google Analytics Funnel is going to be beneficial in Digital Marketing.

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Simple Steps to Learn Google’s URL Builder and UTM Parameters

Posted on October 10, 2018 by Emarkt_Admin

 Did you track your Campaign in Google Analytics Today?

When you are ready with your campaign, and you don’t know how it is going to perform in sense of traffic, deals, leads etc. You don’t have an answer which campaign really perform well. Take it easy! use Google’s URL Builder and UTM Parameters to track all your campaigns for effective results.

 What is Google’s URL Builder?

Google’s URL Builder simply allows you to add a special tracking code or tagging to your URL.
When you create a particular email marketing campaign or any other campaigns:

https://www.emarketeducation.in/benefits-using-google-analytics-digital-marketing/

Instead of above link you use:

https://www.emarketeducation.in/benefits-using-google-analytics-digital-marketing/?utm_source=oct1-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Benefits_GA

Extra added links are tracking code or else known as UTM Parameters.

What are UTM Parameters?

UTM (Urchin Tracking Model)  parameters are tags or you can say parts of URL, which is used to track the performance of campaigns.

https://www.emarketeducation.in/benefits-using-google-analytics-digital-marketing/?utm_source=oct1-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Benefits_GA

As per the above link an overview of UTM parameters:

Campaign Source: This tells Google where the traffic is coming from like search engine, newsletter name, or other sources.
Example: utm_source=oct1-newsletter
Campaign Medium: This will help you to identify a Medium(which source it is coming from).
Example: utm_medium=email
Campaign Name: This simply describes your campaign( Blog is related to Benefits of Using Google Analytics)
Example: utm_campaign=Benefits_GA

How to use Google’s URL Builder with UTM Parameters?

With UTM parameters you can make very effective and attractive URL’s
Follow the simple steps:
Step 1. Go to Google’s URL Builder (for websites)
Google Play URL Builder (for Android-app ads)
iOS Campaign Tracking URL Builder ( for iOS- app ads)

Note: If ads are on Android app, use the Google Play URL Builder. If ads are on the iOS app, use the iOS Campaign Tracking URL Builder. Otherwise, use Google’s URL Builder.

Step 2: Enter the link where you want the traffic.
https://www.emarketeducation.in/benefits-using-google-analytics-digital-marketing/

Step 3: Enter 3 main UTM parameters (i.e what you want to track)

Google's url builder

The link will be automatically generated:

generated campaign url

Step 4: To convert URL to short link Google will automatically shorten the link via Bitly
=> You Should have bitly sign-in Account.

Step 5: Copy the link and paste it to your email newsletter or any other campaigns to track the users.

My Campaigns in Google Analytics

After you are done with your attractive campaign building, You’ll always want to know how many clicks, leads, converted reports etc.
Log-in into your Google Analytics. If you haven’t signed up into Google Account. Read more about THINGS TO KNOW FOR BEGINNERS IN GOOGLE ANALYTICS.
Once you are logged in to Google Account.

Go to Acquisition -> Campaigns

 google analytics campaigns result

 

campaign success measure

Here you will see how many people are visiting your campaign, what the bounce rate, how long they are staying, how many are getting converted etc.

Benefits of Google’s URL Builder

1. Helps to shorten the link.
2. Helps to identify from where your website traffic is coming from – social media videos, blogs, articles, images, etc
3. This helps to identify what kind of source it is coming from.

Conclusion

Google’s URL Builder with UTM Parameters provides valuable information about traffic. Help you track all your campaigns, boost your sales and overall marketing strategy. Being an excellent marketer sometimes the crucial aspect is to measure success. No matter what metrics you use, your boss is concerned with only results.

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Things to know for Beginners in Google Analytics

Posted on September 17, 2018 by Emarkt_Admin

Complete Google Analytics User Guide

 

“No data is better than wrong data.”

As a beginner, you will know how to log-in and set-up Google analytics with other features related such as how to set up goals, data filters, reports, dashboards, and a main important thing you will know how to analyze data via google analytics audience, acquisition, and behavior reports.

What is Google Analytics?

Google Analytics is an absolutely free tool offered by Google that helps you understand your customer through which you can track traffic to the website apart from this it will provide a details about the customer behavior.

Signing Up with Google Analytics

  1. Account Name
  2. Website Name
  3. Website URL Address
  4. Industry or Category

Why Google Analytics?

If we have a personal/professional blog or websites. we have always a few questions in our minds.

  1. How many users are visiting my website and from where?
  2. How many users do visits from Desktop, Mobile Phone, and Tablet?
  3. Which are the most popular pages on my website?
  4. Which pages do people like the most when they visit my site?
  5. How many people are viewing my website right now?
  6. Where my Visitors live?
  7. What buttons do users click as they browse my website?
  8. What time do users visit the most?

Similarly, many questions can be answered by Google Analytics. But, this is the most important point a blog/website owner should know. Google Analytics will help you to achieve your goals and objectivesme. Using Google Analytics and understanding your audience is very important. If you want a sustainable business, you need to track your data and use that for digital marketing strategies.

How does Google Analytics work?

Create a google analytics accounts to track your website. When you add a tracking code on each page of your site. You collect data each time a customer or a user visits your site. A session ends after 30 mins of being inactive. If the visitor returns to your page after the session ends, a new session will begin. After the collection of data, it sends it to google analytics. Once the data is processed into a database, it cannot be changed.

How to login to Google Analytics?

When you create an account in Google Analytics you will automatically find three things: Account, Property, and View. You can create multiple accounts with multiple property and view according to your business need. If you are the admin of the account, you can set user permissions (i.e you can add or remove user access from the account).

Google Analytics login

Filters:

Filters are basically used when you want to exclude and include data in your reports.

Google Analytics Filters

 

Goals:

Next important thing is to set up goals. Goals let you track conversions and will help to find your business objectives.

Google Analytics tutorial

 

You need to name each and every goal that you set. So that you can clearly understand the information which you get via Google Analytics reports.

If “contact us” is your goal type. Then you need to enter the page URL of a particular goal type. And this how you can track your conversion rates.

What does Google Analytics track?

Google Analytics needs a small tracking code to be placed on every page of your site you want to track. Google Analytics uses user’s information and behavior like cookies, hits, form submission, exit pages, etc with just a small bit of javascript code.

Google Analytics Dashboards:

When you create a customized dashboard you can overview your google analytics reports according to your need. You can add anything like audience reports, social media reports, etc which is necessary for your website success.

Google Analytics Audience Report:

The audience report will give you an overview of what users are doing on your website in a particular time period. It will also help to understand the demographics, Geographic and Behaviour segment, Interests, Technology, custom,  and benchmarking of the user.

Google Analytics Audience Report

 

In the above picture, we can see the number of sessions, Avg. session duration, bounce rate, page views, pages/session, number of sessions per page, and new users will give you the accurate number of things happening on your website.

Google Analytics Acquisition Report:

The acquisition reports will give you an overview of digital traffic. Through this report, you will know where the traffic is coming from like is it organic, direct, paid, display, social, referral, google ads, or email.

Google Analytics Acquisition Report

 

The above graph tells how many session, Avg. session duration, bounce rate, page views, pages/session, number of sessions per page, and new users are coming from a different medium.

Google Analytics Behavior Report:

The behavior reports will give the overview of landing pages, exit pages, searched pages, site speed, how your page title is performing, and behavior flow.

Google Analytics Behavior report

According to the above graph, we will know how many page views, unique page views, Avg. time on page, bounce rate, and exit rate are happening in the page title, search term, and event category.

Benefits Of Google Analytics:

  1. It helps to analyze the performance.
  2. We will easily figure out, where the users are coming from.
  3. Google Analytics will help us to achieve the goals.
  4. Helps to make a decision on what to target next.
  5. We can analyze our social media performance.
  6. Google Analytics helps to understand users most visited pages.
  7. With the help of customized reports, we will get accurate data.

Conclusion:

Hope now you can understand how users are coming to your website, what is bringing them to the website, even where they are located can help your digital marketing strategies.

If you are getting more traffic from the age group (25-30), from North America. Here’s where you can think of proper digital marketing strategies. Google Analytics helps you define your users and grow your business.

Once Google Analytics is set up, you will get all information or insights. With Google Analytics now you can see how your audience is performing and engaging. Now you can focus on how efficiently or strategically your website is performing.

 

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