Marketing Metrics

65 Metrics To Track Blog Success

To measure your blog’s success, start by setting your blog’s goals and determining which metrics are most effective to track your progress against these objectives. This holds whether your blog is B2C, B2B, not-for-profit (NFP),  or solorpreneur. Blog metrics are about attracting the right audience and getting them to take appropriate action as a result of reading your posts. Most blog goals fall into one of nine major categories outlined below. To help you get your blog metrics on course, here are 65 options organized by goal to get your blog’s tracking going. SOURCE: Heidi Cohen’s Actionable Marketing Blog

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How to Create a Killer Blog

What distinguishes one blog from another is what you do with your blog and how you build it to achieve your goals. To give you a boost on building your blog or to take your blog to the next level, here are twenty-one steps to help. Each step includes links to more detailed information to get your blog on track. Source: Heidi Cohen’s Actionable Marketing Blog

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Content Marketing Must Have Checklist

60% of marketers plan to increase their content marketing budget in 2012 according to research by Content Marketing Institute and MarketingProfs.  Marketers’ biggest content challenge is producing content that engages prospects and customers during the purchase process. As a marketer, to ensure your content marketing effectively meets your needs, here is a 12 point, content marketing checklist.

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Social Media Marketing – 7 Tips to Take It to the Next Level

You’ve gotten your boss to buy into social media marketing but your results are less than stellar. What do you do next?

The answer depends on what you’re currently doing. Have members of your organization set up Facebook and Twitter accounts without considering your business goals or thinking through the marketing implications?  Here are seven steps to help you take your social media marketing to the next level.

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Direct Marketing ABCs – Digital, Social Media & Mobile Included

Direct marketing solicits an immediate action such as an order, application or registration. It’s evolved since its early catalog beginnings (Does anyone remember the massive Sears Roebuck catalog?) and now encompasses digital, social media and mobile. To help you better understand direct marketing as it’s currently practiced, here are the ABCs of direct marketing.

 

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What’s In Your Metrics Dashboard?

As budget season approaches for many companies, it’s a good time to review your interactive marketing metrics and assess their effectiveness at monitoring your business.  While measuring something is better than not tracking anything, as your marketing gets more sophisticated so should your related analytics. This tracking is critical in determining marketing effectiveness. (Keep reading for research data and table to guide your metrics.)

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12 Content Marketing Elements

Content marketing attracts and engages prospects, customers and the public to take further action towards a business goal with useful, well-written information. It takes a longer view to connecting with its target audience by creating an extended interaction. Further, content marketing is at the heart of many social media strategies since it provides the food for social media interaction. Here are the twelve elements of content marketing that distinguish it from other marketing messaging and communications.

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What If You Tweeted and Nobody Came

While there’s an ever growing array of Twitter analytical tools to help marketers, it’s still the early days of Twitter analytics and it’s more important to set proper business objectives and to track your results against these goals. To help you achieve your business goals, here are five major Twitter objectives and the related metrics to assess your results.

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