Category Archive for: Google Analytics

Creative Uses for Google Analytics in Public Relations

Creative Uses for Google Analytics in Public Relations

Analytics should be an important component of the work we do as public relations professionals, but how can we leverage analytics tools to serve our needs? During a PRSA Boston event, Matthew Raven, VP of Marketing Technology at SHIFT Communications, presented an insightful discussion about the power of Google Analytics and how it can serve…

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Top Blog Posts Of 2018 Q4

SHIFT Archives: The Best of Q4 Content 2018

As each year comes to a close, we like to sneak a peek into the SHIFT archives to see our content hits and misses. When devising a content strategy for a new year, it’s important to take note of what worked (and why) to plan what’s to come next year. Want to see how to…

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Top Blog Posts Of 2018 Q3

SHIFT Archives: The Best of Q3 Content 2018

As the year comes to a close, we like to analyze the SHIFT archives to learn what content performed best. It’s important to see what worked and what didn’t work to plan for the new year to come. Want to see how to analyze your own blog? Here’s how. The best of Q3 2018 focused…

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Black Friday 2018- Consumer Shopping Trends From Google

Black Friday 2018: Consumer Shopping Trends From Google

Black Friday as we know it today has been around since the early 1980’s, when big box stores revitalized the “holiday” to mark the first official day of the holiday shopping season. It’s origins are much less bright and shiny – the term was originally coined back in 1869 when the US gold market crashed…

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Measure Your PR Success

How to Best Measure Your PR Success

The close of the year is quickly approaching. With that brings trade show season (Dreamforce and AWS re:Invent, oh my!), executive predictions on what 2019 will bring, and the often-dreaded End of Year reporting exercise. PR and marketing professionals have long deplored the challenges of how to best measure your program success and effectively report…

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Using Google Analytics in PR Measurement

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to speak at an event hosted by the New York chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). The event, titled “Data & Brews: Google Analytics Edition”, was part of the groups’ A/B Club that regularly gathers to discuss the various data-related technology and techniques revolutionizing the…

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SHIFT communications

Looking Back on 15 Years of SHIFT Communications

Fifteen years ago this week, within the brick-and-beam “elegance” of a bankrupt candy factory, in space shared with a now-long-gone software firm, SHIFT Communications hung its cardboard shingle and opened its doors to what we knew would be the start of something huuuuge. Our blurry eyed optimism convinced us that it would only be a…

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data-driven

3 Data-Driven PR Proof Points

We talk a lot about data-driven PR, but what does it really mean? It’s easy to learn how to use tools like Moz or Google Analytics, but how does it tie into the larger mission? Like with any program, how we use it depends on the brand’s goals. While we have an entire series to…

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How To Reconcile Differences Between Ad Clicks and Website Sessions

How To Reconcile Differences Between Ad Clicks and Website Sessions

Most marketers have encountered a situation in which a campaign’s clicks and associated website sessions don’t quite line up. Sometimes, it’s a minor discrepancy. Other times, there’s a major difference. In this post, we’ll address the common and less-common causes behind these mismatches starting with the differences between how clicks and website sessions are defined…

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Digital Marketing Courses

5 Free Digital Marketing Courses Every Marketer Should Take

We’ve all heard it before – take this course and advance your SEO strategy, it only costs $499 and it’s a limited time offer. Now, we may be asking ourselves, “Is it worth investing my money into this course?” Unless the person offering the course uncovered Google’s algorithm, I’d say no, probably not. However, there…

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