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Web Analytics – Getting Started

What is that? Ok, basically, when you’ve got a website, people go to it and they interact on there. All of that information is trackable. Google analytics allows you to use another free service from google to track how many people are coming to your website. How long they’re gone there, what pages they’re going to what type of browser they’re using where they’re from and so on and so forth? There’s so much information it really could take hours for me to go through it all.

The basic thing I want you use article is that if you’ve got a business and you’ve got a website – and you do not have Google Analytics or some sort of analytics program, you’re, basically running a business without a cash register, both the web sites, even Wars and Analytics because without analytics on there, you really have no idea. What’s going on on your website. Ok, you can anecdotally talk to people and hey.

What do you thinking? I would say? Oh, it looks really pretty, but it doesn’t tell you anything about how much time they’re actually spend on the website, where they’re going to on the website. If they’re accomplishing goals such as filling out, the web form clicking on the phone number if they’re on a mobile phone, what search keywords they typed into Google to get to your website what referring web sites are sending traffic to you? You have no idea about any of this, and Google Analytics is really easy to set up.

Like I said, it’s a free account there’s a little bit of JavaScript code that you need to put into your pages and boom. You start tracking. All this information. You need to get this set up today, if you don’t already have now, if you do have it there’s a lot of things about analytics that can make you think that you’re looking at important information when, in fact, nothing’s really coming out of the scope, the biggest One is that this is visitors.

You might get excited that you’ve got 10,000 people coming to your website each month, but what, if all 10,000 of those people have no interest in anything that your website has to offer, and they leave immediately, is anything well that traffic is worthless to you. So while visitor number is nice and it makes you feel good when it going up – it’s not necessarily important, but you also want to look at our few other factors, one of them being bounce rate.

Now this is a tricky number. What happens is when someone comes to your website and then they hit the back button and they leave your website. That’s counted as a bounce. Well, so, what’s happening here in one way: that’s not good. It means that they come to your website and whatever they were. Looking for wasn’t there, your website did not deliver on something that they need, so they lend. On the other hand, they came to your website.

They saw your phone number, they called you and became a customer. Well, in that case, it’s just fine that they’ve bounced off your website. Maybe they closed the browser right then, and that’s now called a mouse, but you know you can still look at bounce rates and get an idea, especially if you’re doing like a paid Google pay-per-click campaign, your bounce rate is really high. Then that tells you that you need to either tweak what keywords you’re bidding on or you took the content on your website, so a little bit insights there.

But at the end of the day, the most important things that you need to be tracking our conversions on your website, what our conversions, what conversions are? Really anything you want them to be the most obvious one. Is they go to your contact form? They fill out the form and they hit submit. You can set up google analytics to track that as a goal and therefore a conversion, and then you can see hey.

Somebody did a search on Google for this keyword. They came to the site that went to X, amount of pages, and then they filled out that web form, and that gives you insight into going wow. Okay, if that’s converting them, we need to do more content on that. If you’re doing a paid advertising campaign same exact thing, if there’s a referral site, so let’s say it’s basically any site: that’s not a search engine, let’s say Yelp Facebook! You know any any any type of website.

That’s out there, that’s not or Bing or Yahoo. Sending you traffic and that stuff’s converting – and you should reach out to that website and figure out how you can be better positioned on there, so you can get even more business out of it. Maybe you need to find out the five websites that are similar, that site and make sure you’re on them and you’re set up correctly, because something on that site is triggering people to come to your site and then become your customers.

So that’s that’s. Google analytics in a very brief nutshell, as I said there is a limitless amount of things that you can do on analytics, it’s tracking a ton of stuff. I recommend, if you really want to learn this stuff, you know obviously go sign up. Get a google analytics account going, you know, set it up on your website. There’s a ton of books, the big one that I like is from a google or name Avinash.

Is she I’ll even put some information over here? You know what books to get, but he walks you through what are important to look at how to create reports that you can give executives that have actionable data. You really want to be getting on this, like I said if your business owner and you’re not doing Google Analytics you’re flying blind right now, all that money, you’re spending on aunt being online is worthless because you’re not taking any action as far as what’s happening.

It’s a living, breathing organism, traffic changes with the seasons, so you need to be ready for these changes and get content ready and then be able to track what content was actually effective in making you money. So you can spend more time enough it on that. My emails right there comments are down below. Let me know what you think: what did I miss? I’r sure it was a ton, but you know that’s where that’s where we got ta start.

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How to Get Traffic to Your Website

It’s not something you can do today and you’re going to start Getting traffic tomorrow Right Right, But if you have all this Great content but bad SEO, no one’s going to find it Welcome to The Journey, I’m Nealey And I’m Morgan, And today we’re talking about how to get traffic to your website All right.

So I’ve got this website and I made it all super pretty its got good. Animations, how do we get traffic to it Yeah, so you spent so much Time and you’re pretty bummed that no one’s finding your website Well, the first thing you Need to do is you need to put content on your website? So if you don’t have articles, if you don’t have a Reason for people to be continually coming to your website. You need to give’em a reason So start publishing content regularly Start a blog.

It’s the Easiest thing that you can do You can post whatever cadence you want, whether its once a week twice a week three times a week, four Five six times a week, I don’t know You pick what works for you and just start putting content out there. Then people will start finding it and then subscribing and Coming back and back again, All right and as a bonus, we actually dove pretty deep into content creation.

And content marketing We’ll throw the link right over there, But talking about the cadence and series, how do we really keep things? Organized and consistent Easiest thing you can do is create a content calendar, Its a place where you Can put all of your post and all of your ideas in one Place and then you can see,’Okay. I need to write these 10 articles and they’re going to post on these days..’ Perfect.

So we have the Content created Content is king Now, should it just live on the website? What else should we do with That content to build traffic, So the easiest thing that you can do is once you already have tons of content is: go, publish it everywhere Everywhere. Everywhere So, for example, if I have a blog post and I took great photographs and its five tips on how To be awesome, you know I should show the world on Other places on YouTube, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, Hey.

Maybe I should share those five tips on those other places because I have followers. There are lots of people out there that don’t just follow you on your blog, So you need to get that content out. There’s people on Pinterest Who don’t even know you exist? So you need to make sure you create a nice little Pinterest banner and it links back to your website, because people will be Searching and they’ll find you and they’ll become one of your New followers and readers – I like that, So that’s super important.

You create a banner for Pinterest and you create a you repurpose that content for Instagram, don’t just copy paste. It everywhere right, You have to make it for that platform Like Twitter, keep it super. Simple super short Instagram Include one of the tips. Imagery is everything Especially the five photos Right Make sure its for that audience.,’Cause they’re there for a reason Like if I’m on Instagram, I want to see imageries And things like that, I don’t want.

I don’t want to see text Yep For YouTube. You Basically, have a script already written with That piece of content so just get in front of the camera and share those five tips and publish to the YouTube world There. It is, And then you put little Micro-Content everywhere else on YouTube and then back to your website, just repurpose its like a circle Just be everywhere and share Yep Share it all All right, so we’re repurposing content, we’re putting on social we’re, putting it on our website, putting it where our followers are.

But what we haven’t brought Up is email marketing. Now a lot of people say ‘Email marketing is dead, don’t use it its in the Past everything’s, social.’: What’s the value behind email, marketing, First and foremost, people who are saying Email marketing is dead, NO, NO, NO Email marketing is still alive and well The great thing about email marketing, its really one of the only Places where the algorithm, like all these algorithms out There that hide your content and make it so people who Are supposedly following you can’t find it You own that list, And so, when you send an email, They will see your email, So that’s a great way to get your content in front of eyeballs of People who indicated like literally they’ve, signed Up to follow updates from you, So in email, marketing, there’s lots of different Things that you can do You can do a newsletter.

You can just anytime, you post, you automatically Send an email to anyone Whatever you want, just go and get in front of Your audience through email, What are some of your Favorite newsletters Like go check your inbox Right now and just look: Are you following businesses and there’s a reason and What a super great point is you don’t always read those messages Right right, But you still see that brand constantly Yep Right, keeping that awareness going When they see that email from you sometimes they’re, going to click they’re going to go back to your website and that’s Going to increase Traffic to your website, And just to add on to that, we talked about it in earlier articles, not to’sell, sell, sell.

‘, You Want to’tell tell tell.’ And when you’re creating your Email marketing newsletter – you want it to add value, Whether its your blog post or content, Don’t always be an offer to buy this.’cause you’re going to get Just unsubscribed immediately, So what are some other Options that we can do to help build traffic to our site Yeah, so we’ve done a ton. We’ve built our own content. We’ve shared our content on All of our social blogs and all these different places we’ve gone to our email list Now its time to go to Other people’s website Out into the wild, Yes, The wild wild west of sites that you do not own yourselves, So you don’t control It called Guest Posts, So basically we know how Hard creating content is its time consuming.

You have to edit it. You have to draft. You have to Come up with all these ideas and you’re an expert And maybe you’ve already Written about the things that you’re an expert About so many times over, Your audience knows that, but maybe someone else’s Audience would benefit from learning from you, So Guest Blogging is Going to someone else, maybe in your niche or a Different niche and saying “ Hey.

I would like to write An article for your audience, Here’s what I was thinking.” And what that does. Is you Create very useful content, And then the most important is that, somewhere in your bio or in that article, you have a link back to your website, So that these new readers can find you and then go to your website visit and follow you from there. Not only that that also Build back links right Yep, So that helps your SEO.

Increases the traffic, which is what this article is about – That’s perfect because That ties into SEO Getting more traffic to your site. It means appearing on search engines. So if you aren’t even Appearing on the first page, your basically dead, No one goes past. The first Search page of google or any of the search engines, So you need to work on your SEO, which is your Search Engine Optimization, So that way, people when they’re searching for your keywords or your products or services that you show up and they visit your site.

We actually just did a Article all about this, You can check it out right here. All the basics of SEO SEO is so big, make sure To check out that article, But if you have all this Great content but bad SEO: no one’s going to find it. So you really work on your Seo to increase your traffic Right And what really Helped me understand, backlinks and something that I deal with a lot is you can think of backlinks Almost as like followers or like on your post on Instagram or wherever else, The more likes you get, the More people are going to see it, So those backlinks are Just “ likes” for your website, So SEO takes a ton of time right.

It’s not something you can do today and you’re going to start Getting traffic tomorrow, [ Morgan ] Right right. What are some things that, if we need that instant gratification like’, I’m a millennial, I need to see it now.’. What are some things I can do. To get that instant traffic Yep, Like you said, SEO, is building a Relationship with Google, So it does take time. It’s Like we’re dating Google, You have to take them on all these dates month after month week after week, and so it really does Take six or 12 months to really have very Very strong SEO results if you’re consistently Putting in the efforts, But if you need traffic now there are things that you Can do right now to get.

.. Right, meow Right now To get the Traffic that you need Its called’Ads.’ So ads on search engines are an easy way to have your website pop up on the top of the search results, But the problem with it Is that its pay to play? So if I have a $ 1000 ad budget, every time that someone clicks that ad it gets subtracted from my budget And eventually whatever the rate is when by budget’s gone, my website,,’Poof.

‘, It no longer appears on the search result, But ads do work. We love Google, That’s why we use it Every single day, Multiple times per day, So people love Google And they do trust the ads. So if you need people to Buy your products right now, you might want to look Into a PPC campaign to get that traffic Right, That Pay-Per-Click and Google’s not the Only place you can do it, I’m sure you’ve scrolled on Facebook or on Instagram or Twitter and you’ve seen the ads there too, Like you need to be Where your audience is Like Google’s, probably the most relevant,’cause people are searching.

For those exact terms, so you’re going to get that instant click, But its part of the brand awareness and just random clicks to the site, those social media platforms, Are probably pretty good, too Yep, Speaking of social ads, social ads can be very targeted because they know everything About your demographics, what you like, what you don’t like! It’s a bit scary, All right! So we’re Doing all these things to build traffic to our website, but how do we know what’s working Analytics? So if you do not have Google Analytics installed on your website.

You need to stop and go Install it right now, Because it has so much information about who is visiting your website when they’re visiting your website, how long what pages they’re visiting when they’re leaving Its so much information, and it will help you understand. Which of your articles that you spent so much time creating are getting the most traffic Where they’re, coming from What search terms, people are searching to find those articles And so you’ll be able to see very quickly what are your top performers and what are your duds? So you can stop working on the Things that aren’t working And building more content that people are actually searching for So Google analytics you could do a whole article.

Just on that There’s master courses – Just on Google analytics, But even just having The basic installation will give you enough information, so you can continue building content that your audience wants. Which will bring more traffic And then to add on that. I probably recommend setting Up, Google webmaster tools Just so you can see where your organic search Traffic is coming from. You can see the search terms.

How often people are viewing It they’re clicking it Things like that kind of piggy backs on That Google analytics Yep All right guys. I hope this Article was helpful for you and that you have actionable Tips that you can start today to start increasing Traffic to your website, I’m curious. Let me know In the comments below What is one thing, you’re Going to start doing, Are you going to build content? Work on an email list, let me know, I know what I’m doing.

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