How To: Analytics

  • 5 ways to capitalize on Google Tag Manager

    … Google Tag Manager (GTM) has revolutionized the way we implement scripts and tags on websites. However, many marketers aren’t fully utilizing this tool or capitalizing on its potential benefits. Here are five easy and impactful ways to use GTM. These tips will help you improve your analytics dashboards, your SEO results and your marketing…

    Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 10 readers -
  • How to use AI for link building and improve your search rankings

    … and more, we SEOs need start thinking about how AI can make our work easier to help us get better results for our customers or business. Some opinions expressed in this article may be those of a guest author and not necessarily Search Engine Land. Staff authors are listed here. About The Author Kevin Rowe is the founder of Rowe Digital, a link…

    Search Engine Landin SEO- 18 readers -
  • SEO 101: Which URL versions to add to Google Search Console

    … in Google Search Console, each one providing specific and valuable insights on how Google “sees” the website. So it may be hard to know which property to check for ranking data in Google Search Console Search Analytics. Luckily, Google added a new feature called “property sets” last year. Google Search Console “Add a property set” screen Property…

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  • Bridging data and action: How to create killer reports

    … a dreaded task is usually that the report isn’t impactful enough and begins to feel like busywork. So how can you create reports that are worthwhile, sustainable, and most importantly, impactful? Keep it focused Some of the most common reporting issues result from good intentions. For example, in an effort to be inclusive, reports can quickly…

    Amy Bishop/ Search Engine Landin SEO How To's- 17 readers -
  • 3 ways to use search query data from Google Search Console

    … In my last column, I covered how you can use Google’s Search Console to learn about the health of your website. Search Console has another helpful report, called Search Analytics, which gives you an overview of how your website is performing in Google’s organic (non-paid) search results — namely, it shows some of the search queries people used…

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  • Weathering the Google storms

    … A good friend of mine and truly the best SEO expert I have had the privilege working with, Gregory Gromov, once referred to the Google algorithm updates and tests as “Google storms.” The coined phrase made all the sense in the world. Per Gregory, a solid SEO program provides the ballast to weather the storm, but if a storm hits and flips you…

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  • Calculating the value of organic traffic

    … count, we can absolutely use this report to: Pinpoint the relative volume of non-brand queries driving traffic to the client’s site. Discuss the value of that non-brand traffic with more detail than is available within analytics programs. Here’s a quick recap on how to extract non-brand queries from this report: Go to Google Search Console >…

    Search Engine Landin Paid Search SEO Google- 17 readers -