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Guide to Content Measurement

Content measurement is the process of collecting data around content marketing initiatives.  Brands create content because it will help inform, educate or provide utility to potential customers. And if a brand can achieve that, customers will reward them, with brand awareness, loyalty, purchase intent or purchase. Measurement should reflect these objectives. Before proceeding further, if you do not know enough about content measurement, I recommend the following articles. What are the best free content measurement tools?   What is… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
October 19, 2022
Content attribution tactics
Content attribution tactics

Guide to Content Attribution

Content attribution is the holy grail of content marketing. Being able to demonstrate business outcomes from content is the ultimate proof point. For many marketers they’re still trying to figure it out.  If you’re new to content attribution, these articles might be helpful: How do I prove marketing attribution and ROI? How Nudge Content Attribution Gives Brands An Edge How do I optimize my conversion rate? Conversion vs Conversion Rate Guide to Content… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
September 5, 2022

Why Attention is important

If someone walks in to a shop and leaves straight away, were they a customer? The analogy we like to give is, in a shoe store, the more time you spend with an attendant, the more likely you are to buy something. And that’s how you should think about your content measurement, it takes time and consumption to deliver value. Measure attention rather than ‘time on page’ Time on page, which looks at the time gaps between link… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
November 16, 2021

B2B Content Marketing Metrics

This piece outlines the metrics B2B marketers should focus on when it comes to content marketing. Metrics: People, how many real people are consuming your content.  Attention, attention is correlated to conversion rate so is vital.  Bounce, whether people are engaging with your content or not. Avg Scroll, the average scroll on each piece of content. Social engagement, seeing how many shares your content creates.  Conversion rate, the… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
May 13, 2021
How to analyze content using scroll depth
How to analyze content using scroll depth

How to analyze content using scroll depth

Scroll depth is a content engagement metric, commonly used by marketers, to analyze what percentage of a page a user has scrolled to before leaving. A few use cases for scroll analytics There are a number of reasons why scroll tracking is useful for content marketers. The biggest reason being, it’s important that your content is seen and consumed, otherwise – why waste time creating it in the first place? Knowing where people drop off on a page helps marketers… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
February 24, 2021
Content Marketing Metrics
Content Marketing Metrics

Content Marketing Metrics

Content marketing metrics are measures of how a customer is engaging with content. Content marketing metrics enable marketers to see how their content is performing.  What makes content marketing metrics unique compared to other metrics it that they provide nuance for the fact the customer is consuming content. This can mean behaviors like social engagement, scrolling and attention are more important. This means marketers have a better idea of how it is performing. Content marketing is art & science AND… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
February 23, 2021
the best content analytics 2021
the best content analytics 2021

The Best Content Analytics Tools of 2022

I was having a virtual coffee the other day, jamming on different measurement tools being used when it comes to content. Content creation, content marketing, content optimization. With agile marketing teams, focused on getting the most from their resources, having the right tools can make all the difference. Many use a web analytics tool like Google Analytics, yet find that it lacks the fidelity to identify where content can improve and see the impact it has on the customer. What… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
February 22, 2021

2021 brings a new focus on what metrics are important

With all of us lurched forward into the future, we find ourselves relying on digital channels to move our businesses forward. This has meant a leap forward for content marketers. The digital experience must deliver – content is the way to feed that funnel and get the customer closer to the business objective. With that being said, what does it mean for the metrics we use? 1. Fidelity on if the content is working It’s not enough to get… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
February 15, 2021

A Better Alternative to Google Analytics for Content Marketing

Content marketers are seeking a better alternative to Universal Analytics (Google Analytics) or GA4.  In the early days of the internet, we visited homepages, clicked around, and left. We didn’t even have tabs, smartphones, or social sharing. It was in this context Google acquired Urchin to form Google Analytics. That was the old way. Now we live in a multi-tab, multi-device, multi-format world. Content is delivered to our customers seamlessly and on-demand. Users are blind to banner ads. To stand… Continue reading

Gustaf Stenlund
Gustaf Stenlund
May 26, 2020