I know what you’re thinking: Google Analytics is great, but how does it apply to me and my business?
Digital marketing takes work. As such, it’s essential to ensure that the rate-of-return is worth your team’s efforts. This is where Google Analytics really comes in handy. More than just a “page-view counter,” platforms such as Google Analytics allow entrepreneurs, marketers, and business owners to assess the success of their digital marketing efforts.
Below are some answers to some basic questions about Google Analytics and how you can identify your business’s objectives through the platform – beyond knowing how many page views you receive. For more information about how I can help you with your digital analytics efforts, please see my services.
What is digital analytics?
Digital analytics is the analysis of quantitative and qualitative data from your business and your competition to drive a continual improvement of the online experience that your customers and potential customers have which translates to your desired outcomes.
-Avinash Kaushik, digital analytics thoughtleader
What kind of data does Google Analytics collect?
Google Analytics collects both quantitative and qualitative data. Quantitative data is how many – for instance, what is the size of your audience? Qualitative data tells you the how and why – for instance, how do people access your website? In general, Google Analytics provides metrics about your users and their dimensions about your audience and their behaviors.
That’s great – how do I apply this to my business?
Google Analytics is a powerful analysis tool and the information can be a bit overwhelming. First, we must determine your business objectives. Next, we determine how to measure the success of meeting those objectives. Objectives vary from business to business. Typically, there are types objectives.
Objectives for Digital Businesses
|eCommerce||Sell products or services|
|Lead Generation||Collect contact information for sales prospects and possible leads|
|Content Publisher||(1) encourage engagement, (2) frequent visitation, and (3) advertising clicks.|
|Online Info||help users find the information that they need|
|Branding||Engagement, driving brand awareness, and loyalty|
For more information about how I can help you with your digital analytics efforts, please see my services.