Improving Bounce Rate: A Balancing Act

Not long ago, I wrote a blog post called “What is a Bounce Rate Anyway?” you can think of this as a sequel. If you’re curious about bounce rates, that would be an excellent place to start. If you’ve read the post or have a firm grasp on what a “bounce” is, How bounce rate […]

Why Google’s Base Attribution Model isn’t Accurate for B2B

If you run a business with an online presence, you or your marketing agency have most likely analyzed the traffic and user behavior on your site by using Google Analytics. Among the vast and, at times, confusing capabilities of Google Analytics, one of the most useful tools is the ability to create and track goals. […]

Google’s Latest Algorithm Updates Impact Site Traffic and Image Search Results

On September 27, 2018, Google released a broad core algorithm update that impacted the SERP pages of many websites. Even though Google described it as a small update, marketers noticed that many of their clients’ websites experienced either a sudden spike or drop in site traffic. Then, around October 4,  websites that previously suffered a […]

How Google’s Algorithm Changes Affect SEO

Algorithms are what search engines like Google use to retrieve data and deliver search results that are relevant to your inquiry. The results then appear on the SERP, or search engine results page, and are ranked based on relevance. Google makes changes to its search algorithm hundreds of times per year and while most of […]

Using Google Analytics to Track Offline Marketing Campaigns

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When your business uses offline marketing such as participation in trade shows or publishing print ads, you want to see return on investment.  There may be an increase in your web traffic after these activities, but how do you correlate the two?  Furthermore, how do you evaluate the quality of visitors the campaign brought in? […]

Fake Direct Traffic – Yahoo’s New Crawler?

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Have you seen a strange boost in direct traffic since December 19, 2012? Has it been steadily growing over the last few months? You might think that it’s your marketing efforts paying off; maybe your branding has finally found fertile ground! Unfortunately that’s not the case. I first discovered the fake traffic several of weeks […]

3 Ways to Track Caller Conversion Sources

A lot of the marketers I work with are frustrated by having too little time or money to accomplish all their marketing goals. “Do more with less” is the expectation – sound familiar? Although we would all like to add more dollars to our marketing budgets, the reality is that we have limitations on our […]