There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics. Statistics, or data to keep the term more general, are taking over many aspects of modern life from your fitness tracking app, to NFL analysis and now your marketing department.
It’s Thanksgiving week and I thought about how we say thank you to our website visitors. Many of us were taught to say please and thank you, and those good manners translate well to the online experience. Your website thank you page says a lot about you and your brand. In this post I’ll share lessons we’ve learned while helping our clients say thanks, track those conversion in Analytics and and gain more business.
If you have ever migrated a WordPress website from one server to another, there’s a chance that you checked your inbox a week or two later and found an email from the Search Console team warning you about an increase in 404 error pages. When you migrate a website it’s important to ensure that all of your old links still work. You don’t want a customer, or someone who has visited your site before, thinking your site has disappeared if they follow a link they used to use. The same principal can also damage your SEO, losing hard won equity for pages that are getting good organic search visibility.
Why You Should Really Care Have you ever looked in your Google Analytics and seen some strange websites sending traffic your way? Like social-share-buttons.xyz or free-website-hosting.ru. If you have, then it’s likely you’ve been the victim of referral spam. Here’s our short guide on what it is and how to clean up your analytics. Click […]
Updates, updates, and more updates. Search Console is the latest Google tool to be given a fresh lick of paint. Since the new interface rolled out in Mid January we’ve been playing with it and here are our thoughts on what the new improved Search Console is like and if it can help you get an edge on your analytics.
Managing a WordPress website is relatively straightforward. Your biggest worries are making sure that when one part of your site is updated, it doesn’t break all the other parts. However, when something does go wrong, it usually goes wrong in a big way. Sites crashing, slow loading times and huge security risks can be only moments away if your site isn’t properly looked after. So, managing multiple WordPress sites, like we do at Spectrum, must be a huge headache?
New year, new Google Analytics. Google has recently given their old web analytics tool a fresh lick of paint that aims to give marketers more tools to understand their web traffic. We saw the AdWords late last year that AI and machine learning were being given a bigger role, and the same is also true of Google Analytics. So let’s see what’s new for 2018.
Referrer spam (referral spam) is clogging up Google Analytics reports, skewing important traffic data. We’ll explain what it is, how to find out if your website is affected and how to block these nasty bots.
Content tracking is akin to slipping on night-vision goggles during a midnight stake-out. Except instead of spying on the questionable behavior of your neighbors, you’re gathering intel on your own website — finding out who walks in and out of those virtual doors, how long they linger and what they did while they were inside this online […]
Keeping track of your businesses online health is getting increasingly difficult because of the sheer amount of information available. Even if you only look at data from Google Analytics and Search Console then it’s still difficult to quickly and easily check how you’re doing before getting lost down a rabbit hole of marketing metrics. This is where Google’s Data Studio comes in.