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.

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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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Understanding What is Google Analytics for Beginners

Posted on September 17, 2018 by Emarkt_Admin

Google Analytics for Beginners 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 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 objectives. 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 sessions, 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 an 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 our 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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