Google “Webmaster” Tools

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Google “Webmaster” Tools How to use Google tools to become a better digital marketer

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Dustin Cederholm Digital Strategy Meeting, Fluid Phil Case Managing Director/Partner, Fluid Dustin Cederholm has been engaged in conversion optimization professionally for more than 7 years. His experience has helped companies as small as 25 employees with less than $1 million revenue and as large as 2,500 employees with >$1 billion revenue. He uses advanced CRO techniques to turn client’s site traffic into revenue. Phil leads Fluid in its quest to become the most innovative and cutting-edge advertising agency, emphasizing brand strategy and creativity. His strengths include identifying problems and opportunities for businesses and developing cost-effective solutions that are in concert with bottom-line business objectives. @Dustin Cederholm @GetFluid

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@DustinCederholm #FluidWebinarSeries @GetFluid

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Google History & Recent Updates

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5 A Brief History of Google Google founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, first collaborated on the search engine, BackRub, which operated in Stanford for more than a year before being shut down for taking too much bandwidth. Google.com became a registered domain in September of 1997. The name is a play on the word “googol,” a mathematical term for the number 1 followed by a hundred zeros, which signifies the founders’ desire to organize a seemingly infinite amount of information on the web. “Google is not a conventional company. We do not intend to become one.” Excerpt from Google’s Founding Letter

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6 Recent Updates SEO Updates: Panda - Penguin - Hummingbird - Mobile Algorithm Google+ Operating structure: ALPHABET

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Google Tools Of Importance

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8 A (non-comprehensive) list of the many available Google Tools: Search Engine* Webmaster Tools* Gmail Analytics** Adwords** Tag Manager* URL Builder** Business View Drive Alerts* Google+ YouTube* Blogger Google Tools "Guerrilla marketing is a state of mind. It simply isn't guerrilla if it isn't newsworthy."—Drew Neisser, CEO of Renegade Marketing Image source: http://www.webgranth.com/tag/free-available-products-of-google * Stands for priority!

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9 If you’ve got time don’t forget… “ It’s possible to become too dry, too corporate, too much about making money .” - Google

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10 Invest time and energy in Google Analytics. Pay special attention to: Organic vs. Paid Search Desktop vs. Mobile Time on page, # of page views, Bounce rate UTM parameters Conversion pixels Google Analytics * Stands for priority!

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11 Invest time and energy in Google Analytics. Pay special attention to: Over 1.2 million businesses advertise on Adwords 70% of mobile searches call a business from mobile search results Businesses make an average of $2 in revenue for every $1 spent Most expensive keywords: Insurance, loans, mortgage, attorney Google owns approximately 32% of the global digital ad market The next most active ad network = Facebook Google Adwords

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12 UTM parameters are unique tags added to a URL that, when clicked, are tracked by Google Analytics. These logs aggregate across all your campaigns and help paint a clear picture of how your marketing campaigns are running. Common parameters include: Campaign Medium Keyword Content Google URL Builder Image source: http://www.webgranth.com/tag/free-available-products-of-google * Stands for priority!

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A Step-By-Step Guide To better marketing using simple & free Google tools.

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14 Step 1: Create Assets

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15 Step 2: Generate URL Search URL Builder in Google Add parameters: Campaign source Campaign medium Campaign term Campaign content Campaign name Final URL: yourcompany.com/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=email&utm_content=google-webinar&utm_campaign=webinar-series-event

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16 Step 3: Define Conversion Set conversion pixels for: Facebook Web forms Retargeting PPC Banner advertising Content links Tip: Use a dedicated thank you page to make it easier to employ conversion tracking. Often all you need is the URL tail (i.e. /thank-you*)

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17 Step 4: Deploy Ads Image source: http://www.b2bmarketingexperiences.com/2014/09/combining-inbound-and-outbound-marketing/

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18 Step 5: Analyze Results

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From Intermediate to Expert Fluid argues why it’s worth the investment

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20 IP address is one of the most informative data points any marketer has access to. There are a number of tools that can turn IP address into viable user data. Other tools use even more sophisticated technology to bridge the gaps IP address tracking misses. Some tools to consider as you move from intermediate to expert marketer: Marketing automation software Identity management solutions Cookies Social login Single sign-on (SSO) Turning Anonymous to Known

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21 Hungry For More Data? Wiki definition: A possible interaction between a web browser and a server holding a web page in which the server sends a cookie to the browser and the browser sends it back when requesting another page. Cookies are arbitrary pieces of data, usually chosen by the web server, and stored on the client computer by the browser. Important things to know: Cookies expire Cookies are not foolproof Not everyone accepts cookies You can send multiple cookies from the same page

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22 When is it time to upgrade?

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IN SUMMARY Google offers a number of free tools that are vital to the success of any digital marketer Google recently restructured dividing services into individual companies. The effect is still not completely known. Google Adwords is responsible for the vast majority of Google’s revenue and a primary revenue source for millions of companies around the world Mobile advertising should be a primary focus for any business UTM parameters may be the single easiest way to improve your marketing campaign tracking Follow Fluid’s 5 step protocol to better digital marketing UTM parameters matched with conversion pixels allow any size business define its marketing ROI It is possible to turn anonymous visitors to known without a form submission  

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Questions? Google “Webmaster” Tools: How to use Google tools to become a better digital marketer

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25 If I rank well in Google already, why do I need AdWords?

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26 How has mobile traffic affected usage of Google’s tools, and should I be concerned about catering to mobile traffic?

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27 Are Google tools better suited to target my customers or to learn who my customers really are?

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28 How can I use Google’s tools to learn more about what my customer is looking for and wants?

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THANK YOU @Dustin Cederholm #FluidWebinarSeries @GetFluid