Category Archives : Analytics


Remarketing: Staying in Mind Post-Click 1

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Once someone’s visited your site, don’t give up on them. Even if they didn’t buy whatever you’re selling, they still might in the future. And using Google AdWords, you can advertise specifically to people who have visited your site, even if they haven’t yet become customers.
Remarketing puts a small bit of code from Google Analytics […]

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Interest vs. Intent: Google’s Keyword Tool 5

A Google AdWords introduction by way of the Google Keyword Tool: how to understand the difference between interest and intent in keyword research. Intent and interest are two different aspects of available keyword data that are too often hastily grouped into one pot without adequate distinction. JC Hewitt explains…


Engagement vs. Fooling Around 17

Social media superheroes are great for getting attention to your cause. Are you employing them as much as you should? And more importantly, are you measuring the results towards improving your strategies?


Attention is Expensive: Part III 1

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In the previous two posts in this series, I discussed the importance of online advertising and explained the importance of developing and harvesting intent.
The two components of advertising that I want to focus on are impact and breadth. Impact is broadly defined as how much of an effect the advertisement has on consumer behavior. Breadth […]


Analytics: Pushing Readers’ Buttons 7

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Last week I posted a saucy post with a photo of an attractivish bare-legged woman giving a presentation to a group of also-pantless colleagues. I included a title that used the word “sexy” and the popular tag “NSFW.” Friends dropped their jaws. Strangers lined up to get in…and guess what? People started stumbling the site […]


Analytics PT 2: Sexy Graphs (NSFW!) 3

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Assuming you read (and religiously followed) my first post in this Analytics series, and that the tools are already set up and you were just waiting for more on the how-to, now here it is. Apart from all the great graphs that seem to indicate progress of various kinds, all these numbers can leave a […]

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Analytics: How to Spin a Blog Into Gold 13

Social media can be tracked with an array of metrics tools that provide building blocks for actionable data. This article is the first in a series that will take the reader through ROI on little or no budget. It’s like Christmas in June!