Always Be Measuring with Analytics

Once you have a digital marketing strategy in place, the next step to growing your business is to focus on measuring your progress. Measuring is what will instantly give you a step above your competitors. That’s because most people don’t measure effectively, or they don’t measure at all.

Measuring your stats involves looking at the analytics of your website and other web presence. While this is easier said than done, there are several tools available to help you out. Below are some helpful tips for understanding analytics, how to use them, and learning how measuring can help your business grow.

What Are Analytics and How to Use Them

Analytics are measurements of how your customers are interacting with your web presence, whether it’s your website, your blog, or your social media. Analytics are helpful for understanding what aspects of your digital marketing strategy are working, and what areas you may need to improve.

When you really start looking at your analytics, you can see some pretty cool things including where on your website users click most, what the bounce rate for each page is, how long users are staying on a page, and more. You can use this invaluable information to optimize your website and make it more SEO friendly.

You can also use analytics to improve other aspects of your web presence like your social media and your blogs. Analytics can tell you the engagement level on each post you make on social media, when the best time to post is, what topics get the most likes, and who your target customers are.

In order to see all of this great information analytics can provide you, you’re going to need to find a measuring tool that works for you. Here are some great tools that I use to measure my website, social media, and blog.

With these tools, you can even go above measuring your site and business, and measure all of your communication from networking to email. You can then identify what you need to change and where you need to increase focus that will ultimately increase your business visibility.

How Measuring Your Analytics Can Help Your Performance

When you really take the time to measure your analytics on a consistent basis, the information you will find can help you really get to know your target customer. While getting to know your target customer may not seem like that big of a deal, when you understand how they think and act it can make reaching out to them a lot easier.

For example, if your social media measurements are showing that most of your followers are clicking on and engaging with your posts later in the afternoon but you’re posting them early in the morning, you can change the time you post to reach more followers. The same goes for the topics that your customers are the most interested in and the content that they find the most interesting.

Understanding your customers can help boost your company’s visibility and make growing your business a breeze. All it takes is a little measuring and you’ll soon be on your way to success.

For more tips on how to grow your business, check out my blog post “Uncover 4 Ways Providing Reliable Customer Service is Important.”

Kim Beasley

Kim is a Social Media Strategist who loves developing WordPress websites and managing social media for her clients. Being passionate about helping business owners to grow their visibility, Kim loves to connect people and technology.After spending almost 20 years in Corporate America as a Technical Project Manager, Kim decided that she wanted to focus more on entrepreneurs and use her MBA in eBusiness to help them grow their online presence. Kim has also participated in Hangouts on Air with news organization such as: NPR, HuffPost Live, FOX, BBC, Business2Community.com and NBC.

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