In today’s session of #AnalyticsWeek, Don Rodriguez, Director of Analytics & Account Strategy at NetElixir, and Pawel Matkowski, Google Global Product Lead, Data Integrations, Google Analytics at Google discussed one of the least adopted, yet perhaps most powerful feature of Google’s Universal Analytics. Aptly named User ID, it provides you with an ability to identify and track your best customers’ visits and actions on your web site at the individual level which also enables a powerful set of cross-device conversion tracking capabilities.
In today’s session of #AnalyticsWeek, Don Rodriguez, Director of Analytics & Account Strategy at NetElixir, and Steph Schmitt, Agency Account Strategist at Google, walked us through four key insights for measuring and improving your site’s performance with ecommerce’s fastest growing traffic segment, smartphone shoppers.
In our first session of #AnalyticsWeek, Don Rodriguez, Director of Analytics & Account Strategy at NetElixir, discussed the top five mistakes to avoid in Google Analytics. The session provided an in depth discussion on fundamental mistakes we see in ecommerce sites that can cost you money in either lost revenue or inefficient spending.
…And how you can be ready.
Ah, PageSpeed. The ranking factor and website performance metric that is the bane of so many webmaster’s existence. On one hand, you want to make sure that your end user and Google have the quickest experience possible, but on the other hand you want to make the interactive experience a unique feature for your brand and website.
Our team at NetElixir will be at this year’s Internet Retailers Conference & Exhibition (IRCE) from June 7 to 11. Stop by at Booth #1008 for a free, customized Competitive Search Marketing Analysis. In less than 20 minutes, we’ll discuss your current digital presence, areas of opportunity, and show you how you can gain market share. You’ll have access to the status of your industry rivals, how you compare, and gain input on actionable areas of opportunity.
Our recent webinar, Google AdWords Changes: Impact & Recommendations highlighted what Google’s announcements mean for the future of search marketing and provided concrete actions you can take to immediately take advantage of the new opportunities.
The Top 5 Recommendations shared during the webinar included:
Search is seen as a crucial part of the consumer journey. Search helps users explore, compare, and achieve their final goals. Now, with the power of mobile in everyone’s hand, search has evolved to become a digital assistant helping users find the right information in any format they want.
This evolution of search demands a revamp in how search engine marketing has been historically done. Years back it was about just finding the right keyword portfolio and maximizing the Return On Investment (ROI) by optimizing bids on the keywords. Later, search engine marketing platforms were able to provide more insights into the search behavior that the keyword portfolio started, thus representing the purchase journey of the consumer. Cut to the present, marketers are now empowered with so much consumer insights and data that they’re feeling overwhelmed. On the other hand, search marketing hasn’t improved significantly from the previous mode. Here’s an example of where the gap is:
A competitive PPC hack while bidding on your competitor’s trademark terms.
We all know that bidding on trademarked terms gives you the highest ROI (Return on Investment). What if you want to bid on your competitor’s trademarked terms? Not only should that give you a reasonable ROI boost, but it should perform better than your non-branded terms.
Well, Google allows this type of bidding but it punishes you a lower quality score and higher CPC (Cost Per Click). Why? Because you’re not allowed to use your competitor’s trademark in your own ad copy, the ad relevance with respect to the keyword and the quality score, gets lowered.
So what exactly is a GTIN?
A Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) is a unique and internationally recognized identifier for a product. Starting May 16, 2016 Google will be mandating GTINs for all new, in-stock, brand name products. That’s why we’re providing you with everything you need to know about the various types of GTINs, why you should implement them, and where to find your GTINs. Find out more below in our infographic: