Fine-Tune Your Content Marketing with Attribution Reports (know where and how conversion happens)

Content Marketing, business, analyticsYou’re sitting at your laptop, typing away. You know content is the absolute King of the internet jungle. And, you know inbound marketing is the best way to bring traffic to your website.

But, which of your content efforts are producing the most benefit. In other words, what post or website page or other strategy, or what combination of efforts are the ‘conversion powerhouses?’

You scratch your head. What type of content produces the most benefits – the most conversions? Where should you put your best effort and money?

Is it blog posts, is it paid ads, is it email marketing, is it social media marketing, is it other strategies? Is it a combination of strategies?

Fortunately for us marketers, there are tools to let you know exactly what’s working and what’s not. These tools will allow you to fine-tune your content marketing efforts.

One of those tools is the Attribution Report.

The Attribution Report

Basically, this report is an analytical tool that gives you details as to the ‘path’ a prospect takes that leads to conversion – on becoming a customer or client. It can even pinpoint the exact point of conversion.

You set the parameters and POOF, like magic, you know where to concentrate your marketing efforts.

How cool is that!

Blast AM explains attribution modeling as “the science of determining the value of each customer touch point leading to a conversion.  It helps you understand the customer journey and justify your marketing spend.” (1)

The Touch Point is where a prospect first enters your website to conversion. Google Analytics calls this an Interaction Point.

Website Metrics

The attribution report and other analytical tools offer critical information to measure your business content marketing performance. Every business, big or small, needs to know how it’s doing. It needs to know where the company’s strengths are and where its weaknesses are. This is just good business practice.

Even Alexa.com gives you lots of information. And, some of it is free. Here’s several website metrics they measure:

– Your Global ranking
– Your ‘country’ ranking
– Bounce Rate
– Daily Pageviews per Visitor
– A visitor’s Daily Time on Site
– Where your visitor’s are located (geography)

HubSpot and Google Analytics both offer Attribution Reports. Each uses their own terminology, but the results are the same: lots and lots of invaluable information that will help make you a content marketing powerhouse and offer business success.

Google Analytics offers free website metric measurements.
(This tool involves adding code to your website though.)

Get started today tracking your essential website metrics.

References:

(1) What is Google Attribution Modeling?
What are Attribution Reports?

MORE ON CONTENT MARKETING

Social Media Marketing – When You Need to Hit the Pause Button
Email Content Written Right – 5 Power Tips
Online Marketing Terms You Should Know (60+)

This article was originally published by Karen Cioffi at:
http://www.karencioffiwritingandmarketing.com/2014/10/business-success-fine-tune-your-content.html

1 Comment(s)

  1. Pingback Your Website – Colors Matter | The Article Writing Doctor

Comments are closed.