This post shows you how to use Advanced Segments in Google Analytics to track how different audiences use your website. Looking at Google Analytics reports out-of-the box will only take you so far. Its hard to identify useful trends in the mass data, because different people use your website to achieve different things. The real … Continue reading How to segment your audience with Google Analytics
Commonsense ecommerce dashboard If you have an ecommerce website you need data you can trust, so that you can understand your audience and increase your sales. If you've tried to track sales data with Google Analytics (GA) you may have found that it’s not a simple task. Commonsense are a family business selling organic, sustainable … Continue reading Ecommerce analytics with Commonsense
Do we need a new website? Te Papa Venues came to me in mid-2017 wondering if they needed to create a new website to achieve their performance goals. Their content lives on the main museum website which is designed to help people visit the museum and explore online collections, not promote commercial venue spaces. The … Continue reading Te Papa venues: increasing enquiries with better content
How do you get more Google traffic? Take the words that people are searching for, and put them in your titles and URLs. In this post we'll go through a case study from the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) where we increased Google traffic with the recipe above. It's a Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) technique, … Continue reading How to SEO your content
RNZ wanted to understand their growing website audience. They had lots of insight into their offline (radio-listening) audience, but with data we discovered that the website audience are completely different. We uncovered a young, news-hungry, mobile-first audience who use the RNZ site in a surprising way. RNZ are changing their digital approach in response to … Continue reading RNZ audience tracking with Google Analytics
Approach Adwords with care Clients often come to me feeling frustrated that they’re throwing money into an Adwords black hole - they have no idea whether their spend is resulting in value to their business. They’ve often seen performance data showing that they’re getting good visibility in search results and clicks onto their website, but … Continue reading Should you buy Adwords?
Content is everything. That’s the main learning from the excellent book SEO for Growth which explains how to get more Google traffic to your website, in plain English. The authors even claim that content marketing experts are surpassing SEO experts in this field, which should give you pause for thought about where to invest your digital … Continue reading SEO is content