A chat with Kalen where we deep dived into Google Analytics and discussed things like Google Enhanced Ecommerce
Talk given at Brighton SEO, UK in September 2018.
This talk demonstrated some basics around using Google Data Studio to automate reporting. Slides: https://www.slideshare.net/grantkemp/brighton-seo-dive-into-data-studio-grant-kemp Listen to the podcast recording: https://soundcloud.com/brightonseo/grant-kemp-diving-into Talk Description: I love to see the reaction that people have when they see how powerful and easy Datastudio is and how it can make their job a lot easier. We will do a joint dive into Datastudio for those that have never built their own dashboards before. We will build a fun real time dashboard during the talk and along the way I will explain and demo some key concepts to help you start building your own dashes.
This blog post will teach you how to allocate your marketing budget using the reports in Google Analytics. You'll learn how to setup campaign tracking and identify your best traffic sources. By the end you should know how to spend your marketing budget wisely.
With a limited budget we needed to work out how to better allocate our marketing spend. We needed the biggest bang for our buck. We built an app for Google Analytics to upload our cost data from all our channels automatically. This allowed us to compare the cost and performance of all our marketing channels alongside each other.
We assumed that customers probably use brand terms to search for our business on a search engine. The likelihood is your business probably appears near the top of the organic search results.
If your business appears in the organic results you may decide you don’t want to bid for your brand terms.
Before you make that decision, there are some important things to consider.
If you have decided you still don’t want to pay for clicks on your brand terms consider these problems.
"your competition can still bid whilst potentially paying less to do so" and “It might cost you more if you don’t bid on your brand terms”.
Using our attribution model it was obvious that retargeting played a key role in the consumer's journey to purchase. We were successful getting customers signed up for the free trial but we needed to convert them in to subscription paying members.
Normally we drive visitors to the site using Facebook ads and Google Search. We were using a number of optimization tools including hotjar and Unbounce to optimize the landing pages for conversions but found customers quickly stopped using the tool after they signed up.
We used Facebook Messenger ads to bring clickers right into a conversation about what is working and not working for them.
For Magento Professionals by Magento Professionals
CanvasCamp is one of the world’s leading canvas tents specialists, who creates high-quality equipment for nature lovers and sells it at affordable prices.
The business aims to help people create great memories when exploring the world, no matter how harsh the conditions are. Because it is known as a benchmark for canvas tents and for its good-looking products, we got overly excited about working with this client.
It all started with a meeting
If you read about us, you are probably already familiar with our way of working. Each collaboration starts with a briefing for development. In this phase the business owners communicate all the requirements they have for the project.
Baldwin built the first Magento webshop for Canvascamp in 2014. Now 4 years later we wanted to upgrade to Magento 2 and create a new shopping experience. After we finished the marketing & the technical research and we gathered all the information we needed, we proposed a structure for the website. It was properly adjusted depending on the client’s feedback until we established the final version.
Design & development
Our designers’ challenge was to properly translate the brand concept into the online shop. They chose to create a clean and simple design, that would highlight the Instagramable products manufactured and sold by the client. It perfectly fits the CanvasCamp’s brand identity.
Our team of developers started by setting up the test server & platform. They integrated the extra modules, transferred all the data into the new Magento 2 system and programmed all the custom backend functions. It all started to take shape after the front-end team programmed the templates.
SEO & analytics set-up
SEO and SEA functionalities are the most important things we deliver in terms of marketing at the launch of any webshop. Before launching CanvasCamp, it was all about 301 redirects, SEO check-ups & accounts configurations. We wanted to make sure each page is properly indexed by the search engines and the provided data is accurate.
Go live & advertising
After we made sure all the go-live checklist was completed by our team, the website was soft live for a few days. Everything was tested again, by our team and the client as well. At the moment of the launch, all the marketing campaigns were scheduled.
Now, we think CanvasCamp is one of the prettiest camping webshops. We share the credits with the client’s team, whose expectations were to create a project that raises the standards. We succeeded.
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