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Advanced Metrics for Content Marketing Specialists written by Alex Boyer check out more at Duct Tape Marketing

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Metrics can be tiresome and overwhelming to some. I was never terrific at math in school, especially calculus. So math and numbers are nearly like a foreign language to me, and I’& rsquo; m sure a number of you feel the very same.

But like any foreign language, with a little bit of practice and training, you can find out to read it. Ultimately, as you end up being proficient, you might even begin thinking and dreaming in your brand-new language.

However to reach that level of fluency, often you have to immerse yourself on the planet of your brand-new language. So let’& rsquo; s take a deep dive into the world of metrics with some sophisticated metrics for content marketers. These aren’& rsquo; t your fundamental statistics like pageviews, shares and clicks. These are statistics that include a much deeper level of context to your marketing, and give you a concept of how you can improve.

Total Time Reading

Total Time Reading is a metric that has actually gained some steam over the previous couple of years, and it is simply as it sounds. This is the time a typical customer spent on your page of content before converting.

The bottom line, the longer somebody invests in your content, the more impactful it is. If these readers transform into leads, they’& rsquo; re doing so due to the fact that they already trust you, your brand and your content. They aren’& rsquo; t just transforming to download whatever freebies you might be offering in return. These are effective leads.

The unfortunate thing is that there actually isn’& rsquo; t an excellent way to measure Total Time Reading (yet.) But there are a handful of methods to “& ldquo; video game & rdquo; the system. Say you have a content upgrade or other downloadable lead capture tool set up in your post. You could position a webform high up on your page and tag convertees as typical leads. Then bury the same conversion point in the text, perhaps at the end of the post. These leads would have needed to have actually spent more time reading the post, so they could be tagged in a different way in your CRM, and dealt with as warmer leads.

Gos to per Visitor

“& ldquo; Visits per visitor” & rdquo; is pretty self-explanatory, however it is a really excellent metric for measuring the fandom and dedication of your audience. Entrepreneur are often too focused on driving brand-new traffic, but return visitors are a lot more most likely to convert. Return visitors trust you, your content and your company. If you have a high return visitor rate, your content is drawing individuals back.

Objective Completions

Goal conclusions requires some set-up on Google Analytics, however this is how you measure conversions on any objective of your choosing. You can set Google Analytics to track your e-mail registrations, sales, clicks to a specific landing page, nearly anything. Here’& rsquo; s the best ways to begin an objective completion tracker with Google Analytics:

  1. Produce a brand-new goal
    1. Select the admin tab
    2. In the view column, click objectives
    3. Click new goal
  2. Select Customized or Template goals (The Google Analytics Wizard will help stroll you through this established)

As soon as you have it established, you can follow the goals right from your Google analytics dashboard, and conserve yourself a long time determining your conversion rate.

Metrics are a foreign language for many company owners. However with a little understanding (and a little practice) you can become proficient.

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Alex-Boyer-Photo-150x150-e1420769709443.jpgAlex Boyer is a Community Manager and Content Ninja for Duct Tape Marketing. You can get in touch with him on Twitter @AlexBoyerKC