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Google Analytics Tools

5 Google Analytics Tools to Include In Your Marketing Strategy

Google Analytics Tools

Tracking conversion is one of the most important tasks we have as digital marketers. Thankfully, there are many free services like Google Analytics tools that we can use to quickly and efficiently measure any inbound marketing efforts. Moreover, we can also see if the website that we’re monitoring is actually helping the business or doing the opposite. 

Are you using Google Analytics to its full potential as a business owner or marketer? If you’re not sure, try incorporating these 5 Google Analytics tools into your marketing strategy now. 

 

5 Google Analytics Tools to Include In Your Marketing Strategy

 

  1. Measure Your Website’s Speed.

    As you may already know, SEO plays a huge role in helping your site rank higher in Google Search. Unfortunately, there’s many things than can badly affect your SEO and one of them is your site’s loading time. Moreover, depending on the download speed of your site, you can either gain more website visitors or lose them. To check out your site speed metrics and diagnose any problems, go to Behavior > Site Speed > Overview, or Behavior > Site Speed > Page Timings (for individual pages of your site).

  2. Analyze Site Searches.

    Want to know how to deliver content your website visitors came for? Enable a search option on your site and then use Behavior > Site Search in Google Analytics to get the data.

  3. Set Up Goals.

    Often overlooked, Goals are a feature that’s simple to use and quite effective at measuring conversion. To create goals, make sure you have admin rights to your Google Analytics page and then go to Admin > Goals > New Goal. From there, you choose a Goal Type you wish to start monitoring (URL Destination, Visit Duration, Page/Visit, Event).

  4. Look into Reporting.

    Whether you want to check your own results or report to your clients, you can do so manually or get weekly/ monthly reports straight to your email. To get the most out of your data collection, we recommend covering 7 areas in your Google Analytics report – Audience Overview, Acquisition Overview, Channels, Social Network Referrals, Mobile Overview and Goals Overview.

  5. Stop Tracking Yourself.

    Assuming you’re the #1 of your website, you probably visit it every single day. To ensure the traffic you bring is not being registered in your Google Analytics reports, you can use a tool to exclude yourself from any future data collection. First, set up a filter under the “Admin” panel. If you have a static IP address, go to All Filters > Add New Filter, and then set a Predefined Filter to Exclude traffic from your given IP address. 

 

There you have it! Starting with just these 5 Google Analytics tools should give you a great deal of information about your marketing efforts. If you want to learn more on how to get the most out of your Google Analytics, stay tuned for more tips! 

 

At Famous WSI Results, we look to partner with our customers to help make their advertising dollars go a long way. By implementing a few reputation-protection measures and taking the time to consciously monitor your online reputation, we lessen the chances of having to spend countless dollars cleaning up your reputation.

 

Get in touch:

Famous WSI Results | 302-407-0430 | info@FamousWSIResults.com

5 Benefits of a Good Website Design

5 Benefits of a Good Website Design

5 Benefits of a Good Website Design

Did you know investing in a good website design early on is one of the smartest things a business can do? Why? Because there’s no better way to quickly inform your customers who you are, what you do and how you do it better than your competition.  

Research shows that a user/ potential customer can form an opinion about your online presence in about .05 seconds once the page loads. That means what they see online can either make or break your business! If a well-designed website is not you first and foremost marketing tool at the moment, we’re here to tell you it’s time to change your approach! Here’s 5 more reasons why a good website design is important for your business growth: 

 

5 Benefits of a Good Website Design

 

  1.  Better Branding. In simple words, your website should act as an extension of your brand. To leave a lasting impression on your visitors, invest in a professional looking website with clear call-to-actions for potential customers. Also, keep in mind that if your web presence doesn’t transfer to a good experience on mobile devices, about 50% of your visitors will most likely think you don’t care about them. 
  2. Higher Google ranking. By creating a responsive and mobile-friendly website, you will have greater success in reaching more potential customers. Implementing SEO and creating quality content tells a search engine like Google that your website is relevant, therefore more people need to see it. Result? Higher rankings!
  3. Data-Driven Results. Use Google Analytics (for free) to learn how your users are interacting with your company’s website and then improve their experience accordingly. Trust us, your website will prove invaluable in providing data about your customers and their buying behaviors! 
  4. 24/7 Accessibility. With the help of a good website design, business owners are able to create a user-friendly and welcoming online environment where visitors can get useful information any time of the day. 
  5. Better Customer Service. One last thing to remember when it comes to a good website design is that it should be all about the user! That means easy navigation, clean layout, visible contact information, up to date links and of course, quality content. Your clientele will NOT be impressed with a dated and poor functioning website! Remember, first impression counts! 

 

As you can see, a good website design has the potential of becoming the most effective marketing and branding material your business can use.  

 

Are you ready to invest in a good website design? 

 

RELATED POST: 7 Steps to Making Your Website a Success

 

At Famous WSI Results, we look to partner with our customers to help make their advertising dollars go a long way. By implementing a few reputation-protection measures and taking the time to consciously monitor your online reputation, we lessen the chances of having to spend countless dollars cleaning up your reputation.

 

Get in touch:

Famous WSI Results | 302-407-0430 | info@FamousWSIResults.com

SSL Certificate upgrading to https

4 Benefits of Upgrading Your Site to HTTPS

This is a very important post for any business, organization or individual with a website. Starting now (October 2017), most sites will display a “Not Secure” warning in Google Chrome browser (and eventually others) if they have not upgraded from “http” to “https”.

4 Benefits of Upgrading Your Site to HTTPS

In order to avoid your customers seeing the warning security messages on your website, you are required to purchase a SSL Certificate. What is that exactly?


 

SSL CERTIFICATE

From Go Daddy:  An SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate is a digital certificate that authenticates the identity of a website and encrypts information sent to the server using SSL technology. Encryption is the process of scrambling data into an undecipherable format that can only be returned to a readable format with the proper decryption key.

A certificate serves as an electronic “passport” that establishes an online entity’s credentials when doing business on the Web. When an Internet user attempts to send confidential information to a Web server, the user’s browser accesses the server’s digital certificate and establishes a secure connection.

SSL Certificate upgrading to https


4 BENEFITS OF UPGRADING TO HTTPS:

1. Trust – HTTPS notifies users that all data provided from the website they are visiting is trustworthy
and has not been altered.
2. Confidentiality – All all the activity completed on the website will be encrypted.
3. Protection – HTTPS protects sensitive information.
4. Search – Now, more than ever, Google Chrome is putting emphasis on HTTPS in the search ranking algorithms.

 

In order to purchase a SSL certificate, please contact us or your other hosting provider.

Our partner Advertising Is Simple is offering certificates (along with implementation on every page and handling redirects) as follows:

$119 for the first year, $99 for each additional one or $299 for 3 years.

Have more questions about the SSL Certificate and upgrading to HTTPS? Do not hesitate to ask!


 

Famous WSI Results and partner Advertising Is Simple are a full-service marketing agency located in Wilmington, Delaware, helping small to mid-sized businesses with all their digital marketing, radio and television advertising needs. Get in touch.

Famous WSI Results | 302-407-0430 | info@FamousWSIResults.com

Why You Should Care About the Difference Between HTTP and HTTPS

Why You Should Care About the Difference Between HTTP and HTTPS

If you’re in charge of your own standalone IC Site or client sites that have forms on web pages that are HTTP (not HTTPS), you might have received an email from Google Search Console warning you that starting October 17, 2017, these pages will be marked with a ‘Not Secure’ warning in Chrome.

difference-between-http-and-https

 


Do you manage websites that are HTTP and have pages with forms capturing some sort of customer data (eg. contact us form)?  If yes, this notice is very important for your case and you should definitely care about the difference between http and https. Why?

It might seem so sudden, but the Google’s plan to change labeling HTTP sites as non-secure has been gradually taking place since January 2017, following the change of Chrome 56. In recent statements, Chrome explained this initiative as cracking down on HTTP infractions with credit cards and passwords. Passwords and credit cards are not the only types of data that should be private. Any type of data that users type into websites should not be accessible to others on the network, so starting in version 62 Chrome will show the “Not secure” warning when users type data into HTTP sites. – Chromium Blog


Why You Should Care About the Difference Between HTTP and HTTPS

So what’s the difference between HTTP and HTTPS?

Whenever you’re visiting the HTTP site, you sit at your browser and interact with data. However, how the data travels from Point A to Point B, or even if it travels at all, is none of HTTP’s concern.

It’s similar with HTTPS, BUT when security is a must, HTTPS differentiates one sender and receiver from another. The SSL actually encrypts the coming and going data. This means that SSL uses a mathematical algorithm to hide the true meaning of the data. The hope is that this algorithm is so complex it is either impossible or prohibitively difficult to crack, therefore making data submitted through HTTPS web page (contact details, credit card info) more secure.


 

How to avoid these warning messages?

  1. Host with a dedicated IP address.
  2. Buy a Certificate.
  3. Activate the Certificate.
  4. Install the Certificate.
  5. Update your site to use HTTPS.

 

If you migrate your site from HTTP to HTTPS, Google treats this as a site move with a URL change. This can temporarily affect some of your traffic numbers.

See the site move overview page to learn more. Also, here is more information on Google Search Console recommendations about https.


 

Famous WSI Results and partner Advertising Is Simple are a full-service marketing agency located in Wilmington, Delaware, helping small to mid-sized businesses with all their digital marketing, radio and television advertising needs. Get in touch.

Famous WSI Results | 302-407-0430 | info@FamousWSIResults.com

Competitor Analysis Delaware

5 Steps to Make Your Business More Competitive

Who doesn’t love a little friendly competition, right? It’s what our society thrives on and what Darwin designated as ‘The Survival of the Fittest’. The business world is full of saturated markets where competition is not only a way of life, it is imperative to a company’s survival.

One effective way for businesses to improve their products and services is to do a comparison of their competitors marketing strategy in order to gain some insight on what it can do to improve and create a clearer path to success.

If you’re looking to benefit from a comparison analysis of your industry, check out these 5 Steps you should take to make your company more competitive and better focused on success.

The Secret Steps to Gaining an Edge on Your Competitors - Jan 2016 infographic

 


If you would like help with your Competitor Analysis, get in touch …

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Using Web Analytics to Improve Sales for Your Small Business

Using Web Analytics to Improve Sales for Your Small Business

One of the biggest mistakes small business owners make is NOT paying attention to web analytics. Maybe you’ve recently invested in a dapper new website and have started to integrate social media and content creation into your online marketing strategies. Give yourself a pat on the back,  as that is better than most small businesses. However, don’t get too excited just yet.

There is a plethora of content out in cyberspace. Making sure your website content and marketing efforts don’t add to the cacophony and get banished to outskirts of cyberspace can be achieved by analyzing current results. Zeroing in on the purpose of your digital marketing properties and following the path your customers take to conversion will help you to focus better on what needs to be improved or implemented.

Begin by Identifying Your Best Traffic Sources and creating special offers for the ones that bring you the most business. Web analytics give you the ability to Better Understand Customer Behavior. The more you know, the better service you can provide your customers. Find the pages on your website that are best at converting and use that knowledge to improve the pages that are under performing. Improve Your Website Conversions Funnels using web analytics. Perfecting Landing Page Performance by determining what designs work best to get the desired action. Finally Make it Personal, your customers will reward you!

Please watch this video to find out more:

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