5 Actionable Analytics Reports for Internal Site Search

Posted by ryanwashere

I was furious when
keyword data disappeared from Google Analytics (GA).


I mean, how could I possibly optimize a website
without keyword data?!?!

It didn’t take me long to realize I was overreacting. In fact, I quickly realized how trivial keyword data was.

Search engines are pretty damn good at what they do. If you properly optimize your content, people will find it with the keywords you intended. (You should set up an
SEO dashboard in GA to verify your results.)

The truly valuable keywords are the ones visitors use
within your site.

When mined correctly, internal terms uncover
how and
why users engage with content. These insights provide clear direction to improve content, SEO, and the user journey (resulting in increased conversions, leads, and sales).

In this post, I’ll cover three things:

  1. How to set up internal search reporting in GA
  2. How to access and analyze five internal search reports in GA
  3. Two
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July 2, 2015  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: SEO / Traffic / Marketing  No Comments

Death to Wishy-Washy Reports: Simple Edits to Put the Authority Back in Your Writing

Posted by Isla_McKetta

True life confession: Although I’ve worked with some of the smartest SEOs, architects, and CPAs in the business, you couldn’t always tell from their writing. Which is a problem. Because while some of them are client-facing (so the client gets to know their smarts firsthand—either in person or on the phone), some are only known by the lackluster reports they turn in.

This is a post about how anyone (whether you’re an expert in SEO, PPC, social media, or even… content marketing) can write a clearer, more persuasive report. And the lessons contained herein can help you with any form of corporate communication, whether you’re writing for a client or your boss.

Get ready to sound smarter.

Be assertive

Being assertive doesn’t mean you should stand on your desk and shout your opinions like you’re auditioning to be the next Hulk. Instead, have confidence in the data and recommendations you’re reporting and convey that confidence in your writing. Because if you’re not confident, you might not be ready to write the report. So go double-check your research and then use the following tactics to sound like the authority you are:

Ditch “I think”

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February 11, 2015  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: SEO / Traffic / Marketing  No Comments

The Death of Keyword Ranking Reports? 10 Superior SEO Stats – Whiteboard Friday

Posted by Cyrus-Shepard

We all look at keyword rankings, but are they still a useful metric to report? In this week’s Whiteboard Friday, Cyrus Shepard discusses how changes in search have made individual keyword rankings a shaky metric at best, and he presents 10 needle-moving numbers to measure and report instead.

For reference, here’s a still of this week’s whiteboard!

Video Transcription

The problem with keyword ranking reports

Howdy, Moz fans. Welcome to another edition of Whiteboard Friday. I’m Cyrus Shepard. Today we’re going to be talking about the death of keyword ranking reports.

Now, we all do keyword ranking reports. We’ve been doing them for several years. I do them. I still do them today. But I’m talking to a lot of agencies, a lot of big time agencies. They’re actually starting to turn the corner and stop delivering those keyword ranking reports to clients. There are a lot of reasons for that, and a lot of them have to do with recent changes with Google. But a lot go back to just the deficiencies that keyword ranking reports have always had.

So we’ve all got these

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February 7, 2014  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: SEO / Traffic / Marketing  No Comments

4 Conversations That Don’t Involve Rank Reports – Whiteboard Friday

Posted by Dana DiTomaso

With personalization and (not provided) keywords, there’s been plenty of debate in recent months over the value of keyword rankings in today’s world of marketing. It’s important to remember, though, that there are many ways of showing success without even mentioning keyword rankings.

In today’s Whiteboard Friday, Dana DiTomaso tells us about a few important conversations we can have regardless of our (or our clients’) opinions on rank reports.

For reference, here’s a still of this week’s whiteboard:

Video transcription

Howdy Moz fans. I’m not Rand today. I’m Dana DiTomaso from Kick Point, and I presented at MozCon about next-level local SEO tactics. One of the things that I talked about and one of the things people asked me about, I said, this was a little throwaway comment, “Don’t have conversations with your clients that end in rank reports, because it ends up in a bad conversation, and it focuses on the wrong kind of metric.” People at the party afterwards said to me, “That’s nice, Dana, but seriously we have clients, and they want rank reports. So what are we supposed

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November 8, 2013  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: SEO / Traffic / Marketing  No Comments

New and Improved Custom Reports Added to Moz Analytics

Posted by Miranda.Rensch

Hello everyone! Miranda here. I’m a Product Manager at Moz and I’m excited to announce that we’ve added custom, automated reporting to Moz Analytics. This is something that already existed in PRO (the predecessor to Moz Analytics), but the new version has some cool upgrades I’d like to point out, so here goes a quick walk-through.

Walk-through of the new custom reports

With the new version of custom reports, you can select (almost) any visualization or data list from within Moz Analytics to be included in a custom PDF and emailed regularly.

To access the new reports, just go into any campaign and click “Custom Reports” in the top right and then click “Create / Schedule Report” to get started.

Next, you’ll begin filling in the details of your report. You can give it a name and a description to appear at the top of the PDF:

In the “Add Modules” step you use a left navigation similar to the normal Moz Analytics experience so you can quickly navigate to your favorite data / visualizations and click the + sign to select them. In the next step you’ll be able to organize … Read the rest

November 7, 2013  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: SEO / Traffic / Marketing  No Comments

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