After helping hundreds of marketing agencies with their reporting processes, I’ve seen a recurring theme. Reporting isn’t too fun. It’s as fun as taxes. It’s as fun as spreadsheets. It’s as fun as data entry. But there’s a danger in this thinking. Done right, reporting isn’t just a mundane task. It’s an extremely powerful marketing strategy. Marketing […]
We recently realized we had access to a landfill of valuable on-page SEO data, so we started digging. We then released our study analyzing on-page SEO issues. On-Page SEO is the code and words within your website that affect how well your pages rank in search results. Between early 2013 and mid-2015, marketers deployed Raven’s […]
How would your relationship with clients change if you stopped reporting on stacks and stacks of data and only reported on what mattered? What if you made a marketing report that only had one page? If you and your client have a different definition of what success looks like, you’ll both see very different things in that […]
Have your Black Friday or Cyber Monday sale all ready to go? In the midst of all the brainstorming, research, creating content, timing, and logistics… don’t forget about reporting. Make sure all your work translates into money. Of all the metrics you can collect during a sale, roughly measuring something like brand awareness can be straight forward. […]
No corner of the Internet advances faster than social media. Your Facebook photos could start reaching half the people they once did. Your Twitter favorites could turn into likes overnight. Some changes don’t affect your business much, while others can have a huge impact. Because of this constant change, it can be daunting when setting up a brand on social media. This is especially […]
We didn’t have a solid answer before we ran some numbers for our 2015 study about on-page SEO issues. Thousands of marketers use Site Auditor to find duplicate content and other SEO issues. Here’s what we discovered about the average website crawl.
How often do you hear someone making fun of their clients? It irks me. I don’t hear it every day, but I do hear it. Usually, it’s related to a client not understanding some technology. I’ll be the first to admit I’ve been guilty of earning a quick laugh at a client’s expense, but please call me […]
It can be hard to explain what SEO is, let alone articulate exactly how one becomes a great SEO. It requires knowing who to trust, creating strategies that work for unique clients, mastering SEO tools, honing technical skills, and a lot of patience. Luckily, the SEO community is incredibly generous with their knowledge. I recently stumbled […]
Sometimes a prospect’s website needs a lot of work and it’s obvious. So how do you break the news without being harsh? Some prospects know they are behind the times while others don’t. So tack is important until you understand what a prospect already knows about the performance of his website. The trick is to use […]
Page speed had always been a huge deal, even before Google dropped the Mobilegeddon bomb, the unofficial name for Google’s latest algorithm change that gives a slight edge in rankings to mobile-ready websites. If your website doesn’t load quickly, you’re losing eyeballs and money. On all platforms. Period. We’ve always known this. “This is just one of […]
If providing social media marketing services is a slice of what your agency does for clients, you know social networks are ever evolving. When features you’re using for marketing are killed on social networks, it can be jarring. Here are a couple examples of what I’m talking about. Declining Facebook Organic Reach An analysis from Ogilvy & Mather […]
Have you ever read an email that goes on forever that could have been one sentence? If the information you impart isn’t timely and actionable, then it’s just noise. The Internet has conditioned us to expect things quickly. The more we use Google for instant answers, the more impatient we become when information isn’t readily available. Our […]
Here’s the quick way to pinpoint keywords opportunities when you need the data fast.
Few places on the Internet feel like you’re walking into a room where experts are ready with the answer to your exact question.
Educating clients effectively is essential not only to justifying your work, but also to keeping client expectations in check. Apply these psychological principles to build deep knowledge rather than talking in circles.
Executing great digital marketing can be a juggling act. You have to prioritize the work, communicate your strategy, and fight through distractions to make it happen.
Use these psychological insights to become more effective at knocking out your marketing goals. The change may just be noticeable enough to impress clients, your boss, or yourself.
An e-commerce client may be better served if you fix on-site SEO issues and conversion problems before investing more heavily in content, social or PPC. Use this guide to create an introductory SEO e-commerce website audit that will show clients why investing in search visibility is a vital first step to any integrated online marketing campaign.
Sherlock Holmes doesn’t have a super power, but he does extraordinary things. His secret weapon is deductive reasoning. As a marketer, when you’re analyzing and reporting on website traffic, you’ll sometimes come across drops or dips you can’t explain. To explain a website traffic drop to a client, you’ll need to put on your detective hat. As you eliminate possibilities, what remains is a growing amount of certainty. Use this guide as a reference.
At Raven we practically breathe reporting. Marketers use Raven to craft more than 70,000 reports every month, so we get a huge look at how marketing agencies across the world communicate with their clients. Our customer education team answers thousands of reporting questions. And our internal marketing team uses Raven to analyze and report on […]
Different clients understand your value in different ways. Some folks just need to hear from you over the phone and they are sold on your vision for making them more money. Some folks need written proof on a schedule. One client might say, “Hey what’s the exact number of sessions from this spike I see […]