In order to make informed decisions about your website, you need an understanding of what content you have and if it’s any good. Hello, content audit! But how do you know if your findings are appropriate, if your recommendations can work, and if your content will put you ahead of the competition? Hello, competitive analysis! A competitive analysis of web content is an … [Read more...] about Conducting a Competitive Analysis
Okay, now that you're up to speed on a goal-driven approach to web analytics for content analysis, let's look under the hood of Google Analytics to see how you can track those killer success metrics (KPIs) you defined. There are many important steps involved in configuring Google Analytics — or any other web analytics tool — to properly record, organize and label data. … [Read more...] about Tracking Content Goals With Web Analytics
Last month we kicked off a series of posts on web analytics by discussing the value of web analytics for content measurement. So, now that you're on board with adding web analytics to your content measurement toolkit (right?), let's talk about making use of it. Author Lou Rosenfeld describes two approaches to using web analytics: top-down and bottom-up. Top-down analytics … [Read more...] about A Web Analytics Framework for Content Analysis
Quality content is a hard sell. Sure, people get that content is important — but getting people to invest the time and resources needed to make content great isn't easy. It’s not enough to tell decision makers you need quality content. In order to make the case for it, you have to demonstrate success and failure. Selling content strategy is a continuous process. You must show … [Read more...] about Web Analytics: What Is It Good For?
Sooner or later website owners realize they have much too much content on their website — too much redundant, outdated, irrelevant, off-brand content. More so than ever, organizations appreciate that less is often more on the web. Less content can improve communication, findability, usability and usefulness. Not to mention, less content is easier to maintain and measure. But … [Read more...] about What To Cut: A Content Cropping Checklist