By Author Mark Binns

Measuring EDM and Facebook Conversion Rates on Google Analytics Magento Websites

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Have you ever wondered how to measure the conversion rate or the revenue generated from a specific Electronic Direct Mail (EDM) or Facebook post? Do you wish you could see this in your Google Analytics Magento website rather than other reporting software?

In this article I am going to share with you some very simple steps so that you can measure the performance of EDMs, Posts and advertising on all Social Media. Not only that you can use this for any affiliate advertising or remarketing that you may use.

Measuring EDMs or Newsletters in Magento Google Analytics

So out of the box Magento Google Analytics websites don’t know that your customer has arrived on your site from an email that you have sent out unless you tell it first. On analytics if you look at Acquisition > All traffic > Source/Medium it would show up as (direct/none). Now wouldn’t you prefer to be able to identify it as a visit from your newsletter (see below):

Google Analytics tracking EDMs

When you have this information, you can then view ecommerce conversion rates, revenue generated and many other performance metrics.

Now let’s take this one step further,  wouldn’t you also like to be able to drill down to see this information for exact email campaigns like this:

Google Analytics tracking Parameters for EDMS

 

This can all be achieved by using something called the Google URL Builder. If you are only concerned with measuring EDM performance then just jump further down to the URL Builder section.

Internet Marketing: How about Facebook, Twitter and other Social Media Campaigns?

So out Google Analytics already does a pretty good job at giving you information about Social Media Channels, but unless you use the URL builder you can’t see Campaign information and whether it was a timeline post etc:

Google Analytics measuring Facebook

 

Another really annoying thing is that it will treat facebook’s different device platforms as different sources which isn’t always ideal:

Google Analytics Facebook Source

 

The Google URL Builder

The Google URL Builder is the answer to all of your problems.

So in this example we are going to send traffic to the acidgreen home page from a facebook timeline post, during a summer promotion using a red square advert.

First of all you need to go here:

https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/1033867?hl=en

 

Page down a bit to the URL builder form and then enter these details:

Website url:

Your landing page address (in this case http://www.acidgreen.com.au)

Campaign Source:

in this case “facebook”

Campaign Medium

in this case “timelinepost”

Campaign Term:

I left blank as there are no keywords used

Campaign Content:

redsquare (the name of the red advert we designed)

Campaign Name:

summerdeals (What we are calling this campaign internally)

You click Generate URL and then it provides you with this link:

Home Page

Now when I view analytics the next day I get all the appropriate information that I need to measure performance. By manually adding the source we also fix the issue described above for facebook’s different device platforms.

PLEASE NOTE: You only need to fill out the fields marked with an asterisk.

Hopefully, you will find the above information as useful as many of our clients.  If you have any questions, or you could suggest ways in which I could improve this article, please feel free to email me on [email protected].

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acidgreen is a Google Analytics certified agency

acidgreen is a Google Analytics certified agency with onsite Google Analytics qualified consultants to support your install or advanced tracking requirements.

Google Analytics is a free to use software package but for your business to grow successfully online it’s usually required to setup advanced features such as ecommerce tracking, goal tracking or even cross domain tracking.
Our Google Analytics experts can assist you in:

  • Google Analytics setup – to setup a new Google Analytics installation, our consultants will create a new Google Analytics account and pass the tracking code to the website developers for deployment across your entire website. We will also ensure that your Google Analytics account has multiple profiles, which helps to avoid any future loss of data.
  • Cross Domain Tracking – if your company website is split into several sub domains or separate websites you will require cross domain tracking for Google Analytics to correctly record user interactions. Our Google Analytics experts will analyze your website and identify the cross over points and provide the required advanced tracking code to the developers for employment.
  • Ecommerce Tracking – by default, all of acidgreen’s Magento websites are developed with Google Analytics installed however, we can provide installation guidelines and support for custom Google Analytics ecommerce setups.
  • Advanced Tracking – to gain full insights into user interactions, acidgreen highly recommends advanced Google Analytics tracking is setup so that interactions such as form completions, file downloads or phone calls made from the website are tracked. acidgreen uses the following advanced Google Analytics tracking methods:
    Goal Tracking – ideal for form completion tracking and website usage metrics
    Virtual Page Views (used in line with Goal Tracking)
    Event Tracking – ideal for tracking video views and file downloads
    Phone Tracking – through our partnership with Delacon phone tracking, we are able to provide the top phone tracking software to all of our clients. During the phone tracking setup we integrate the Google Analytics and Delacon software so that phone calls are reported within the Google Analytics platform.

Report Creation and Scheduling – if you are unsure of how to use Google Analytics and find yourself lost within the platform, our Google Analytics consultants can create reports that provide the data you need and setup a schedule so that they are sent to you automatically.

If you would like to discuss your Google Analytics requirements further, please feel free to contact us.

Platforms we setup Google Analytics on:

  • Google Analytics in WordPress
  • Google Analytics in Magento
  • Google Analytics in Joomla
  • Google Analytics in Drupal
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