The role of maths and statistics in the world of web analytics is not clear to many marketers. Not many talk or write about the usage of statistics and data science in conversion optimization. This book has been written to fill this knowledge gap.This expert guide will teach you exactly what you need to know. It will teach you how to leverage the knowledge of maths and statistics in order to accurately interpret data and take actions which can quickly improve the bottom-line of your online business. Every topic covered in this book has something to do directly with your day to day job. This book covers vital topics on maths and statistics which every internet marketer/web analyst should get familiar with in order to achieve optimum results from their analysis, marketing campaigns and conversion optimization efforts. It explains some of the most useful statistics terms/concepts one by one and will also show you their practical use in web analytics and conversion optimization, so that you can take advantage of them straightaway. "
You Should Test That
Author: Chris Goward
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Learn how to convert website visitors into customers Part science and part art, conversion optimization is designed to turn visitors into customers. Carefully developed testing procedures are necessary to help you fine-tune images, headlines, navigation, colors, buttons, and every other element, creating a website that encourages visitors to take the action you seek. This book guides you through creating an optimization strategy that supports your business goals, using appropriate analytics tools, generating quality testing ideas, running online experiments, and making the adjustments that work. Conversion optimization is part science and part art; this guide provides step-by-step guidance to help you optimize your website for maximum conversion rates Explains how to analyze data, prioritize experiment opportunities, and choose the right testing methods Helps you learn what to adjust, how to do it, and how to analyze the results Features hands-on exercises, case studies, and a full-color insert reinforcing key tactics Author has used these techniques to assist Fortune 500 clients You Should Test That explains both the "why" and the "how" of conversion optimization, helping you maximize the value of your website.
Attribution modelling is the process of understanding and assigning credit to the marketing channels which eventually lead to conversions. The objective of attribution modelling is to understand the buying behaviour of your website visitors and to determine the most effective marketing channels for investment.What is this book about?This book has been written to help you implement attribution modelling in your organization. It will teach you to leverage the knowledge of attribution modelling while allocating your marketing budget and help you to understand your user's buying behaviour. In this book there is a strong focus on using Google Analytics and other Google tools and technologies, such as Google AdWords. I have explained various attribution models mainly in the context of Google Analytics. What is not included in this book?This book is not about traditional marketing mix modelling (MMM) or understanding and finding the optimal mix of the 4Ps of marketing (product, price, place and promotion). There are no chapters on regression analysis and predictive modelling. Consequently, there is little to no use of statistics in this book. This book is not about getting started with Google Analytics or how to master Google Analytics.What do you need to know in advance in order to benefit from this book?In order to get the maximum benefit from this book, you will need a working knowledge of Google Analytics and e-commerce. No knowledge of statistics or traditional marketing mix modelling is required.Who should read this book?Any person who wants to improve the online performance of their business and marketing campaigns should read this book. Online marketers, web analysts and data scientists will benefit the most from this book. If you have a strong background in traditional marketing mix modelling (MMM) you will benefit tremendously from this book because it will enable you to integrate attribution modelling data with your MMM data.
This book is intended for use by customers using Google Classic Analytics and does not cover the newer Google Universal Analytics or related Google Tag Manager. Google Analytics is the free tool used by millions of web site owners to assess the effectiveness of their efforts. Its revised interface and new features will offer even more ways to increase the value of your web site, and this book will teach you how to use each one to best advantage. Featuring new content based on reader and client requests, the book helps you implement new methods and concepts, track social and mobile visitors, use the new multichannel funnel reporting features, understand which filters to use, and much more. Gets you up and running with all the new tools in the revamped Google Analytics, and includes content requested by readers and users especially for new GA users Covers social media analytics features, advanced segmentation displays, multi-dashboard configurations, and using Top 20 reports Provides a detailed best-practices implementation guide covering advanced topics, such as how to set up GA to track dynamic web pages, banners, outgoing links, and contact forms Includes case studies and demonstrates how to optimize pay-per-click accounts, integrate AdSense, work with new reports and reporting tools, use ad version testing, and more Make your web site a more effective business tool with the detailed information and advice about Google Analytics in Advanced Web Metrics with Google Analytics, 3nd Edition.
As the world of marketing goes digital, companies must integrate web analytics into their process to see evaluate how marketing campaigns perform and to improve website conversion. Adobe SiteCatalyst, the principal component of the Adobe Digital Marketing Suite (formerly Omniture), is the most advanced web analytics tool available on the market. The Adobe SiteCatalyst Handbook is your key to understanding how to use this powerful web analytics tool. Recognized SiteCatalyst expert Adam Greco walks you through the building blocks of the program and shows you real-world examples to help further your understanding of the product. For end-users of SiteCatalyst, the book provides how-to instructions for all major SiteCatalyst features. You will also learn how to apply SiteCatalyst to common web analytics challenges ranging from campaign tracking to shopping cart analysis to visitor engagement. It also includes useful tips on using on Adobe ReportBuilder and advanced features that will benefit seasoned SiteCatalyst users. In the end, you’ll be able to answer business questions that you never thought you could address and generate web analyses that should improve your website’s return on investment. You’ll learn how to: * Create web analytics reports and data exports * Design sophisticated web analytics dashboards * Effectively track online marketing campaigns * Analyze website shopping cart performance * Connect online and post-website data * Master website segmentation techniques * Use basic and advanced pathing analysis * Understand the inner workings of Adobe SiteCatalyst
Landing Page Optimization
Author: Tim Ash, Maura Ginty, Rich Page
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A fully updated guide to making your landing pages profitable Effective Internet marketing requires that you test and optimize your landing pages to maximize exposure and conversion rate. This second edition of a bestselling guide to landing page optimization includes case studies with before-and-after results as well as new information on web site usability. It covers how to prepare all types of content for testing, how to interpret results, recognize the seven common design mistakes, and much more. Included is a gift card for Google AdWords. Features fully updated information and case studies on landing page optimization Shows how to use Google's Website Optimizer tool, what to test and how to prepare your site for testing, the pros and cons of different test strategies, how to interpret results, and common site design mistakes Provides a step-by-step implementation plan and advice on getting support and resources Landing Page Optimization, Second Edition is a comprehensive guide to increasing conversions and improving profits.
Web Analytics For Dummies
Author: Pedro Sostre, Jennifer LeClaire
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Performing your first Web site analysis just got a whole lot easier. Web Analytics For Dummies offers everything you need to know to nail down and pump up the ROI on your Web presence. It explains how to get the stats you need, then helps you analyze and apply that information to improve traffic and click-through rate on your Web site. You’ll discover: What to expect from Web analytics Definitions of key Web analytics terms Help in choosing the right analytics approach How to collect key data and apply it to site design or marketing Techniques for distinguishing human users from bots Tips on using Google and other free analytics tools Advice on choosing pay and subscription services A detailed and accurate analysis is crucial the success of your Web site. Web Analytics For Dummies helps you get it right the first time—and every time.
A complete guide to tracking visitors on your web sites, ecommerce shopping carts, and apps using Piwik Web Analytics
A / B Testing
Author: Dan Siroker, Pete Koomen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
How Your Business Can Use the Science That Helped Win the White House The average conversion rate—the rate at which visitors convert into customers—across the web is only 2%. That means it's likely that 98% of visitors to your website won't end up converting into customers. What's the solution? A/B testing. A/B testing is the simple idea of showing several different versions of a web page to live traffic, and then measuring the effect each version has on visitors. Using A/B testing, companies can improve the effectiveness of their marketing and user experience and, in doing so, can sometimes double or triple their conversion rates. Testing has been fundamental in driving the success of Google, Amazon, Netflix, and other top tech companies. Even Barack Obama and Mitt Romney had dedicated teams A/B testing their campaign websites during the 2012 Presidential race. In the past, marketing teams were unable to unleash the power of A/B testing because it required costly engineering and IT resources. Today, a new generation of technology that enables marketers to run A/B tests without depending on engineers is emerging and quickly becoming one of the most powerful tools for making data-driven decisions. Authors Dan Siroker and Pete Koomen are cofounders of Optimizely, the leading A/B testing platform used by more than 5,000 organizations across the world. A/B Testing: The Most Powerful Way to Turn Clicks Into Customers offers best practices and lessons learned from more than 300,000 experiments run by Optimizely customers. You'll learn: What to test How to choose the testing solution that's right for your organization How to assemble an A/B testing dream team How to create personalized experiences for every visitor And much more Marketers and web professionals will become obsolete if they don't embrace a data-driven approach to decision making. This book shows you how, no matter your technical expertise.
Marketers globally rate email marketing as the most powerful online marketing strategy and the one which delivers the best return on investment (ROI). Email marketing has the lowest cost per acquisition. In other words, it is very cheap to acquire and retain customers through emails compared to other marketing channels. There is a reason why your inbox is always full of emails. Email marketing works and it works wonders, provided you know how to keep your inbox placement rate and conversion rate consistently high. If you wish to dramatically reduce your cost per acquisition and increase marketing ROI, you need to become extremely good at tracking the performance of the various KPIs and metrics used for email marketing. A lot has been written about email marketing over the years. However, the majority of books out there talk about growing your email marketing list and perfecting your email marketing messages. This book is not about that. This book is not about finding the best email subject lines, getting started with email marketing or providing you with any sort of blueprint or template that promises to skyrocket your sales. This book focuses solely on the 'analytics' that power your email marketing optimization program. Inside this expert guide, you will discover: 1. Various KPIs and metrics for measuring email deliverability. 2. Various KPIs and metrics for measuring subscriber engagement. 3. Various KPIs and metrics for measuring email conversions and ROI. 4. Improving KPI performance for email marketing.
Author: Conrad George Carlberg
Publisher: Que Publishing
Explains how to distil big data into manageable sets and use them to optimise business and investment decisions. Reveals techniques to improve a wide range of decisions, and use simple Excel charts to grasp the results. Includes downloadable Excel workbooks to adapt to your own requirements.
Author: Avinash Kaushik
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Author: Alistair Croll, Benjamin Yoskovitz
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Offers six sample business models and thirty case studies to help build and monetize a business.
Author: Stephen P. Boyd, Lieven Vandenberghe
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
A comprehensive introduction to the tools, techniques and applications of convex optimization.