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Measuring SEO Success

Measuring SEO Success:

 

Having put a lot of time and effort into devising a SEO strategy, it is now time to measure how effective it actually was. To do this there are three key performance indicators (KPI) to look at; SEO, Google Analytics

  • Rankings
  • Traffic
  • Conversions

The information gathered from these KPIs can be used to both measure the success of this campaign and provide valuable information for future campaigns.

 

Rankings:

Keyword rankings are a key component of the SEO process with the websites who are listed on the first page receiving up to 92% of the traffic share (Searchengineland.com, 2012). Over time a business can track keywords and see how effective each are with the ability to change them at any time. Keyword analysis involves some trial and error as a business might find out overtime that a keyword is just too broad and competitive for their business to rank high for.

 

Traffic:

Having your site appear on the first page of a search engine isn’t enough to classify a SEO campaign as a success. The traffic volume and quality of a search term must also be analysed. Traffic volume should be measured based on the number of visits that come from organic search. With a successful SEO strategy, there should be a significant increase in organic search traffic over time.

How much traffic you should expect depends on the size of your target audience. For example, a successful SEO campaign that targets people who are looking for a nationwide online retailer will deliver significantly more organic search traffic than a successful campaign targeting people who are looking for a local hairdresser.

Within this volume of traffic, the quality of the traffic must also be analysed. Some areas of interest when determining the quality of such traffic include, pages per visit, average visit duration and bounce rate. You are essentially looking for a high average duration with a large amount of pages visited whilst keeping your bounce rate low.

Conversions:

Through web analytics you can determine what you consider to be a goal or a conversion. This could be something like a visitor completing a subscription form or contacting the business. When these conversions are set up by you, you can use Google Analytics to track and record each conversion as it happens. You can even track each page a visitor viewed leading up to the conversion to see what links they clicked on etc, this can be done with tools such as mouseflow. Sales aren’t essential from first time visitors, it is good to make them aware of your brand and have them complete some form of conversion which will keep you in their minds for future reference. After analysing your conversions you can also pinpoint which keywords from organic search results attracted each visitor.

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Tracking these KPIs will not only allow you to measure your SEO campaign’s current performance, but it will also provide you with vital data to help ensure your next campaign is a success. For more information on measuring SEO or any other marketing activities, please contact us            

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Keyword Research, SEO Vs PPC

Do you treat your SEO and PPC keyword research the same?  Read our article to find out why they’re different and why your keyword analysis should be carefully thought about.

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FAQs of the SEO World Summed Up In 8 Points

SEO - Search Engine OptimisationIf you have some questions regarding SEO and search marketing, you are not alone! Read our article on SEO now and see if we can help to resolve your SEO issues and questions!

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How Can Social Media Help Your SEO? Here’s how…

Are you using social media marketing for your business yet?  Did you know that social media can rank faster than a website can?  For more information read our article on Social Media Marketing and find out ways that social media can help with your SEO and boost your rankings on search engines!

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Understanding Free Keyword Tools Online

Having trouble understanding which free keyword tools to use on the internet? With so many options available, we have helped narrow it down to just a few so you don’t have to!

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PPC For Dummies

 

 

Are you confused about what Pay-Per-Click is? Are you considering entering into the world of paid internet advertising but do not fully understand how and why PPC works? Read more on PPC here to understand it and have your questions answered.

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Analytics Explained, and How You Can Benefit From It

Are you using web analytics to monitor your internet website, online campaign, social media, mobile media or advertising?  Read for more information on what web analytics is and how it works from initial goal setting to charts and figures.

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