Deep Dive into Digital Marketing Metrics

Digital Marketing KPIs

As mentioned, or replies on indepth analysis of campaign data. Let’s deep dive into the different reporting metrics:

Impression. An ad view or impression refers to the point at which an ad is served on displayed on a web page. On RTB platform, this is the numbers of times the ad won an auction.

Viewable impression. An ad view or impression is counted as “viewable” when 50 percent of your ad shows on screen for one second or longer for display ads and two seconds or longer for video ads.

Click-Through or ad click is process of a visitor clicking on an online ad and going to the advertiser’s Web site.

CTR% (Click-Through Ratio) is the ratio of how many visitors who are served with the ad will end up clicking through the online ad.
Formula: (Nos of Clicks / Nos of Impressions) x 100%

Conversions / Acquisitions are the action as defined by the advertisers, which can be sales, document download, completion of online form (for leads), registrations, etc.

Tracking digital marketing metrics and KPIs gives your marketing team a real-time view into campaign performance. Using a dashboard to display your digital marketing analytics can help your team take make more data driven decision and help the business grow.

Scroll down further to get inspiration of other top digital marketing metrics you and your team can consider to start tracking today to measure your online performance.

Digital Marketing Metrics and KPIs are values used by marketing teams to measure and track the performance of their marketing campaigns. Digital marketing teams use a number of tools to promote their services and products, and tracking the results can often be time consuming and difficult. By creating specific digital marketing KPIs, it’s easy to determine targets and goals and measure performance based on those values.

Curated from Digital Marketing Metrics and KPIs | Klipfolio.com

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Performance Marketing – 3 Pillars

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or Online Marketing also gives birth to the concept of . Performance marketing give the most benefit to conversion based advertising campaigns. The 3 pillars of Performance marketing are:
(i) Innovative prospecting and remarketing strategies
(ii) Deep insights on Audience data
(iii) Indepth analysis of campaign data and attribution reporting data for ongoing optimization

The various players include advertisers, merchants and retailers, networks, publishers, affiliates, outsourced program managers (a.k.a., OPMs), agencies, and solution providers. Companies range from publicly-traded global Fortune 500 companies to small, sole-proprietor businesses.

Unlike other forms of traditional advertising where fees are paid up front and do not depend upon the success of the ads, advertisers in performance marketing only pay for successful transactions. Performance marketing has successfully reversed the traditional value proposition of advertising and also allows for real-time measurement of ROI.

Performance Marketing is a combination of advertising and innovation that helps retailers and affiliates grow their businesses in ever-changing ways. Campaigns are highly targeted for each retailer in such a way that everyone can be successful. Performance marketing done right creates win-win opportunities for both retailers and affiliates.

Performance Marketing is a comprehensive term that refers to online marketing and advertising programs in which advertisers (a.k.a., “retailers” or “merchants”) pay

Performance Marketing is a comprehensive term that refers to online marketing and advertising programs in which advertisers and marketing companies are paid when a specific action is completed; such as a sale, lead or click.

Curated from What You Should Know About Performance Marketing | The PMA

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Alphabet soup in Digital Marketing or Programmatic Advertising: A look into DMP, DSP, SSP, RTB, DBM and DCM

Programmatic Advertising and Digital Marketing acronyms

In and Big Data era, a digital marketer comes across many .

Here in these article, we shall share the definitions of acronyms like DMP, DSP, SSP and RTB. On top of that I would like to add DBM and DCM as I came across some digital marketer who might be confess with the features and functions of these two products.

DBM – DoubleClick Bid Manager (now renamed as DV360 or Display Video 360)
DCM – Doubleclick Campaign Manager (now renamed as CM or Campaign Manager)

The DSP facilitates the real-time bidding (RTB) on multiple RTB exchanges, which are brokers for ad inventory across thousands of publishers. This enables marketers to reach their target audiences through demographic, behavioral, and contextual targeting, and optimize based on the best-performing media strategies.

Why DMPs matter: They centralize audience data, analytics, and reporting and allow marketers to optimize their targeting efforts using multiple data sources.

DMPs can also act as the marketer’s data distribution hub by “forwarding” first and third-party data sets to the publishers and ad networks that the marketer wants to use for digital campaigns.

The DMP enables marketers to centralize and make use of all different kinds of data sets—offline and online, first-party (your own audience data), third-party, etc.—to make more informed decisions as to how they can most effectively reach their target audiences online and realize the best ROI.

In today’s digital landscape there are an infinite number of acronyms. As a marketer, you might have KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) for your RoS (Run of Site) campaign with the end goal of driving new MQLs (Marketing-Qualified Leads). While I could go on for days describing all of the acronyms that you might run into, there are a handful that are tossed around quite often in digital marketing speak that are a bit more difficult to digest:

 

Curated from A Look Into DMP, DSP, SSP, & RTB Acronyms | LinkedIn Marketing Blog

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) – Future Digital Marketing Trend

Artificial Intelligence (AI) In Marketing

Artificial intelligence marketing is the future trend in . It is a form of marketing leveraging artificial intelligence concept and model such as machine learning and software algorithm based on big data instead of human learning and reasoning across all touch points in the consumer journey to achieve marketing goals. The derived benefit is the prediction of marketing demand and trend and consumer behavioiur as well as marketing automation.

Here are examples of how AI is applied in Digital Marketing

Artificial Intelligence in Marketing and Advertising – 5 Examples of Real Traction

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Programmatic Media Buy – 2 Definitions

Programmatic Media Buy | Programmatic Digital Advertising

buy in its broad sense is any advertising format which involves the use of automation software and machine learning technology. And Programmatic buy in its narrow sense is the advertising format using automation software and machine learning in display and video advertising on Demand Side Platform (DSPs)

Real-time bidding (RTB) is a the sould of programmatic ad buying. RTB allows advertisers to buy ad space in real-time. The purpose of RTB is to help finding your target audience or users the moment a user reaches the website or about to see it by getting your ad in front of customers in the moments that matter. RTB lets you bid on an impression the moment a user is about to see it. As a result, you have a better chance of showing your ads to potential customers and avoid paying to show your ads to people who are unlikely to be interested.

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3 Major Changes in Rebranding of Google Ad Products

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On Jun 2018, Google announced rebranding their self-served biddable ad platforms.

First, Google adWords, a product for SMEs launched in 2000 for search engine advertising, Google Display Network (GDN) ad placements, and youtube advertising are renamed as Google Ads. The new link to access the platform will be ads.google.com

Second, DoubleClick, an enterprise-level product bought by Google in 2008 for US$3.1 billion will be consolidated under name of Google Marketing Platform 360. The new link to access Display Video 360 (formerly called DoubleClick Bid Manager DBM), the programmatic ad platform will be displayvideo.google.com

Third, Google Ad Manager mainly for publishers selling ad inventories to brand will combine DoubleClick for Publishers and DoubleClick Ad Exchange togther for more synergistic effect.

The rebranding and new names have no drastic changes in the account structure and features. However we guess that Google has ambition to make steady enhancements to the platform.

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Google’s advertising business accounts for most of its revenue, making $26.6 billion in the first quarter of 2018. This compares to its “other” revenues, including cloud software, which made $4.3 billion. Renaming and reorganizing the software will make it easier for ad buyers and sellers to use it — and therefore, in theory, easier for them to spend money with the online giant.

 

Google Ad Manager, meanwhile, will bring together two software products, DoubleClick for Publishers and DoubleClick Ad Exchange, used by publishers who sell their online advertising inventory to brands.

 

DoubleClick, which was bought by Google in 2008 for $3.1 billion, is software that lets marketers manage their advertising campaigns and collect information about how someone has browsed online. Along with Google’s Analytics 360 Suite, which provides large companies with data on advertising performance, it will be renamed Google Marketing Platform.

 

Google Ads will be the “front door” to let brands and media agencies buy ads on Google search, maps, its Play app store and on YouTube videos, among others.

 

Google AdWords, the software that lets advertisers bid on words and phrases to get their ads featured on its search homepage, will become Google Ads, the company said in a blog post. Adwords is a product that was launched in 2000, and was the company’s first piece of advertising technology, mainly for smaller businesses to advertise to potential customers online.

 

A Few Essential KPIs in Digital Marketing – Digital Vault – Medium

The beauty of are results forecast before the campaign; and measurable and trackable results after the campaign as well as optimization over time to enhance the business results. DIGICOM adopts performance based approach of digital marketing. Objectives are translated into quantitative Key performance Indicators, say nos of views, web traffic, sales and revenue. All campaign implementations details are driven towards achieving the quantitative goals.

A holistic digital marketing strategy and tactful implementation is your answer to increase sales revenue. The prevailing trend among traditional and digital marketers are to understand the operation / execution sides and nuts and bolts of the digital marketing for realistic planning strategy, better communication with vendors or inhouse execution of marketing campaigns for faster market response and better safeguard of your audience big data.

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We could create a huge list with all the KPIs that exist for each field of digital marketing, but it would be a very long task. In order to simplify and go deeper into each one of them, we can divide these into three categories as follows:

 

In digital marketing, everything can be measured. It’s important to define an appropriate strategy for each occasion, and it’s equally important to figure out the way to measure its repercussions. The key is in using the KPIs that are most adequate for each action, because if we choose an adequate strategy but we make mistakes in the way we measure it, we won’t be able to quantify the value of our actions.

 

The acronym stands for Key Performance Indicator, which is simply a measurement element that offers quantitative information that is real and interesting about some aspect of our work. We won’t use the same performance indicators in a Facebook ad campaign, say, to analyze the results of capturing leads or the status of an online store.

 

Let’s take a look at an example: Imagine that your company invests a certain amount of money in an online marketing action in order to increase sales, for instance, of an online store, and once it gets started, they realize something is not working quite right, but they don’t really know what it is. How to reverse this situation? Where is the flaw? What can be optimized? Here is where we introduce the concept of KPI.

 

The ability to measure our actions on a detailed level is one of the greatest advantages of online marketing when compared to traditional marketing. We cannot analyze data effectively if we have made mistakes in the previous step, measuring our actions. A good measurement is key to predict the consumers’ behavior as we check if our actions are having the desired effect.

 

 

Moz – Google Algorithm Change History

Today Google’s algorithm governing the organic web rankings results is shaped by numerous big and small algorithm changes over the last two decades. Some major big changes of Google Algorithm are also known as Google Dance. Despite of the numerous Google Dances over the years, one underlying principle governing Google Algorithm which has never changed is Relevancy. The purpose of all these aglorithms are to enhance relevancy between keywords search and the Search Engine Results triggered. This will keep internet users to search for what they are looking for on Google.

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Search Marketing is only one of the media touchpoint in the consumer journey, more targeting to the advocacy stage in the buying cycle. To maximize the results of , a omnichannel media strategy is recommended. The prevailing trend among traditional and digital marketers are to understand the operation / execution sides and nuts and bolts of the digital marketing for realistic planning strategy, better communication with vendors or inhouse execution of marketing campaigns for faster market response and better safeguard the audience big data.

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Google moved videos from organic-like results with thumbnails into a dedicated video carousel, causing a shake-up in results that were previously tracked as organic. At the same time, the number of SERPs with videos increased significantly (+60% in MozCast).

 

Six months after announcing it, Google rolled out the mobile page speed update, making page speed a ranking factor for mobile results. Google claimed that this only affected the slowest mobile sites, and there was no evidence of major mobile rankings shifts.

 

Algorithm trackers and webmaster chatter signaled heavy rankings flux, but Google did not confirm. MozCast recorded its highest temperature in 2018 at 114°F.

 

After warning users of unsecured (non-HTTPS) forms months earlier, Chrome 68 began marking all non-HTTPS sites as “not secure.” The changes rolled out on July 24, but rely on users installing the latest Chrome version, which can take weeks or months.

 

Google confirmed a “broad core algorithm update,” with wide reports of massive impact. It rolled out over the period of about a week, but peaked on August 1-2. This update seemed to disproportionately affect sites in the health and wellness vertical, although large-scale impact was seen in all verticals.

 

 

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One page design layout is recent trend of website design. However it may not be good to because less focus on one single keyword theme (unless your entire website only focus on one keyword theme). Other non-SEO friendly elements include slower page load time. On top of web page design layout, many issues on website design , IA, website architecture, web copy content, programming during will affect the organic searchability of your website upon launch. If you are planning a website revamp project, it is recommended that the website development process is led and driven by an SEO expertised project manager.

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A beautiful website alone will not earn you much website traffic or sales revenue. A holistic strategy and tactful implementation is your answer to increase sales revenue. The prevailing trend among traditional and digital marketers are to understand the operation / execution sides and nuts and bolts of the digital marketing for realistic planning strategy, better communication with vendors or inhouse execution of marketing campaigns for faster market response and better safeguard of your audience big data.

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1) Only one keyword phrase: Today it’s commonly believed by SEO types that you can only successfully optimise any given website page for one keyword phrase. So having a single page site, means you can only target a single keyword phrase. Which is a bit pants right?

 

Yes I’ll admit they look super cool and funky. They’re also work really well for responsive design, which obviously is a plus if a fair proportion of your traffic comes via mobile devices:

 

There are some gorgeous SPW out there that use lovely transitions to separate the various sections. A more fancy pants term for the effect is the parallax scrolling effect. Essentially it’s achieved by moving different background images with different speed and creates a wonderful feeling of fluidity and movement.

 

If you’re not sure what I mean Single Page Websites (SPWs) are basically long, scrolling websites where all the content is contained on a single page. The navigation links at the top essentially work as anchor links, jumping you down to the relevant section rather than taking you to a new page.

 

Oct 2015 update: Since writing this more work has been done on ways of making Single Page websites SEO friendly. Here’s a good resource to help you understand how to make your single page websites more SEO friendly Search Engine Land

 

 

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Programmatic Advertising is good at generating both brand awareness and conversions. The prevailing trend among traditional and digital marketers are to understand the operation / execution sides and nuts and bolts of the for realistic planning strategy, better communication with vendors or inhouse execution of marketing campaigns for faster market response and better safeguard of your audience big data.

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In the U.S., adidas has started working more collaboratively across their digital teams to share insights and get a deeper understanding of their customers. Chris Murphy, Head of Digital Experience, describes their approach:

 

In our recent survey of global marketing organizations, we learned that the priority for marketers is to better understand their customers. By offering tools that make it easy to collaborate and share insights, Google Marketing Platform helps achieve this customer-first approach to marketing.

 

Google Marketing Platform brings together DoubleClick Digital Marketing and the Google Analytics 360 Suite to help you plan, buy, measure and optimize digital media and customer experiences in one place. Google Marketing Platform helps you deliver more relevant and effective marketing, while ensuring that you respect your customers’ privacy and give them control over their data.

 

Of course, changes in technology have meant changes for digital marketers. There’s been an explosion of channels, formats and data. Consumers are also more aware of how they’re being marketed to and how their data is being used—and they want more control.

 

The online world was very different when DoubleClick debuted in 1996. Things we take for granted today, like texting emoji, sharing funny YouTube videos, or taking smartphone selfies were all years away.