Thursday, February 26, 2009

Online Fax Vendors Comparison/ Internet Fax Products SEO Competitor Analysis

Send you fax through online!Forget sending your fax over the fax machine...

Using online faxing tools you can send your fax online in a secured way!

Find below the screenshot of best online fax vendors in the market.. and subsequently after the screenshot you will find a link to download the online fax competitor analysis spreadsheet for SEO.




















Download Online fax competitor analysis spreadsheet

SSL Competitor Analysis/ SSL Certificates Competitors

Competitor analysis for SEO is very crucial for the success of your website. Without knowing who your competitors are and what tactics they adopt to market their website to search engines search engine optimization cannot be performed successfully.

Here is a complete SEO competitor analysis of SSL vendors. The SSL vendors furnished in the list are real stalwarts in the SSL Industry.
























Download SSL Competitor Analysis Spreadsheet.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Track Mobile Visitors Using Google Analytics

Mobiles support WAP enabled browsers and the support given to full browsers (supports HTML & analytics tools) is less.

Google analytics tracks visitors from mobiles that supports full browsers (supports HTML & analytics tools). Google analytics reports visitors from iPhone, the T-Mobile G1, and other mobile devices with full (HTML) Internet browsers. To know whether a particular mobile supports full browsers check the manufacturers website for information.

To eye on the iphone visitor report in Google analytics select "Visits from iPhones" in the Advance segments drop down. By default Google has created the segment for easy glance at the report. I am glad that Google is getting geared to enter the mobile web analytics market to compete with the top mobile analytics vendors such as Bango, Mobilytics etc.

Comon Google! You can capture the mobile analytics market......

Reference Links:



Track Phone Calls and Live Chat Using Google Analytics


Transperancy of Google Analytics makes it the number one free & best web analytics tool; the market has ever witnessed. Due to the immense popularity of GA more and more companies have made up mind to integrate their products with GA.


Mongoose metrics and LivePerson have integrated their products with GA.


To track conversions occurring on the website we look for the completed online forms,orders placed pages etc. But how do you track the conversions that happens offline. For example a customer pick up the phone and dials your company for seeking information or for placing an order. Now wipe off your worries and give an astonishing look at Mongoose metrics.

Mangoose metrics sells low cost toll numbers and gives you insights on the full numbers of dialled calls to your company in your Google analytics profiles. Each call is reported in GA as a visit!!!!!


LivePerson is a customer support live chat tool. It reveals the intentions of visitors chatting with the customer support persons. Below are the metrics that would be reported in your GA profile.

1) Conversion rate.
2) Geographic region of the LIVE chat.

3) Sources and keywords report.

4) Reverse Goal Path Report- Navigation path of visitors

Reference URL:

http://analytics.blogspot.com/2009/02/two-cool-integrations-telephone-leads.html

Monday, February 16, 2009

New Canonical URL Tag & its Uses- The Great Invention

Wow! what an agreement among Google Yahoo and MSN.. my hearty applause for the invention of canonical tag!!

With the advent of the canonical tag all the worries about duplicate urls vanish in thin air. To denote the web pages as duplicates but also to secure the search engine metrics associated with the URLs the only weapons search marketers had before this invention was 301 redirect. Now search marketers have a very simple way of labeling duplicate urls and also to pass on the valuable search engine metrics to the preferred URL.

Here is the simple way of informing search engines about the preferred url and the duplicate urls associated with it.

Add the following link tag to the head section of your duplicate URLs to inform Google, Yahoo and MSN about your preferred URL.






Specify your preferred url within the head section of duplicate pages using the Canonical link tag. The search engine metrics value associated with the duplicate urls will get transferred to the preferred URL.

Canonical URL tag is a excellent invention. Search engines and search marketers mutually benefit from this useful canonical URL tag. Search engine spiders now have a better way of finding duplicate urls and crediting the preferred URL with all the benefits gotten by its duplicate urls.

References:

http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2009/02/specify-your-canonical.html

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Top and Popular Google Analytics Hacks and Filters Set Up Instructions

Top and Popular Google Analytics Hacks

Google analytics is a robust and flexible free web analytics tool. Even after having the capability to compete with the best paid web analytics tools available in the market; Google analytics is offered free of cost.


Google analytics is a page tagging tool, just adding few lines of codes to the web pages is enough to get a detailed visitor statistics in your Google analytics account. Google analytics has got powerful filters and these filters makes this product an even better web analytics tool.

Following are the usefulness of setting up filters & adding additional lines to the Google analytics code:

Top Google Analytics Hacks:

(1)Include my website traffic only
Your GA code is vulnerable to be copied by others to have in their websites. This would make your GA reports show not only the data belonging to your domains but also others. The only way to avoid this is to have the following filer.

Filter set up steps:
Enter Filter Name: Include My Site Traffic
Filter Type: Select Custom from the drop down menu
Choose Custom Type: Select Include from the radio buttons
Filter Field: Select Hostname from the drop down menu
Filter Pattern: Enter ^yourdomainname\.com$
Choose Case Sensitive: Decide whether you want the filter to be case sensitive or not

(2)Expand the list of search engines in your GA reports and also get the list of keywords triggered.(Please note that Google only recognizes a set of search engines).

Code to include in the webpage:

pageTracker._addOrganic("search_engine_domain", "query_parameter_name");

If you want to track the search engine clusty.com and the query that leads the searchers to your website. Open your browser go to Clusty.com and type a query "web analytics." The following would be the search URL you would be seeing.

http://clusty.com/search?input-form=clusty-simple&v%3Asources=webplus&query=web+analytics

The line of code to be added along with the GA code in the webpages has been mentioned below.

pageTracker._addOrganic("clusty.com", "query");












(3)Label your visitors

(4)Finding Google Image search keywords.

Filter set up steps:
1)Click "Add new filter for profile.
2)Specify a name for your profile.
3)From the drop down select custom filter
4)Select Include below the custom filter
5)Select Referral from the filter drop down.
6) Add the follwing ^http:\/\/images\.google\..*$ to the filter pattern field.
7) Mark Case sensitive as 'No'.

Thats ALL.. Click Finish! Check for the data after 24 hrs.....

(5)Full view of regional search engines.

(6)Identify you full set of keywords enabled for broad match keywords.
Google analytics do not show the keywords triggered for the broad match bid terms. This is indeed a cause to worry since people would trigger unrelated keywords to reach your website and walk back empty handed because of umpteen variations of the broad match term. Even the search query performance report in Adwords will show only part of keywords triggered for broad match term and labels rest of keywords as "Unique queries." You could be wasting hell lot of money for the unrelated keywords enabled for broad match term. You can block the unrelated keywords using "negative match" by knowing what are all the keywords enabled for broad match keywords.

To make this a reality you need to set two filters in your desired profile and you can see all the keywords triggered for your broad match bid terms.

Filter set up steps:
1) First Filter Creation Set Up Steps:
Field A -> Extract A: Referral: (\?|&)(q|p|query)=([^&]*)
Field B -> Extract B: Campaign Medium: (cpc|ppc)
Output To -> Constructor: Custom Field 1: $A3













2) Second Filter Creation Set Up Steps:
Field A -> Extract A: Custom Field 1: (.*)
Field B -> Extract B: Campaign Term: (.*)

Output To -> Constructor: Campaign Term: $B1 ($A1)
















(7)Track your 404 pages

(8)Identifying identical links in Site overlay
(9)Track PPC Referring websites
(10)Receive details of Souce, medium and keywords for transactions.
(11)Track clicks to downloads.
(12)Import GA data to your CRM sysytems.
(13)Track Full Referral URLs.

Filter set up steps:
1)Click "Add new filter for profile.
2) Name your profile
3)From the drop down select custom filter
4)Select Advanced from the radio buttons
5)Field A -> Extract A: Select Referral from the drop down menu and enter (.*) in the text field. (.*) is specified to receive the full URLs.
6)Field B -> Extract B: Just Leave it blank.
7)Output To -> Constructor: Choose User Defined from the drop down menu and write $A1 in the text field.
8)Field A: Select Yes
9)Field B: Select No
10)Override Output Field: Select Yes
11)Case Sensitive: Select No

(14) Exclude internal visits.
Find your IP address and set filter to exclude it. Please make sure to escape the full stops with backslashes.

Filter set up steps:
Filter Name:
Exclude Internal IP Addresses
Filter Type: Select Exclude "All Traffic From An IP Address" from the drop down menu
IP Address: IP Address or IP Address Range

(15) Track multiple domains & subdomains

Filter set up steps:

Name: Full URI
Type: Custom filter - Advanced
Field A -> Extract A: Hostname > (.*)
Field B -> Extract B: Request URI > (.*)
Output To -> Constructor: Request URI > /$A1$B1

We also need to tweak the GA a little bit to track the top level domains and sub-domains.

(16) Track Ecommerce Transactions
(17)Google analytics can tell in which search result pages your keywords are ranking.


Follow the steps in the below portrayed screenshots.
Click on the screenshots to zoom it.






















What is Keyword Research?

Keyword research is the life blood of Search Engine Optimization aka SEO.

Just adding keywords to the website without doing a keyword research is like sowing seeds in sterile land. The basic purchase of keyword research is to find out what keywords people are using to find your related products or services. Keywords suggestion tools render handy insights about the search behavior of people.

Tools like Google keyword suggestion tool, Word tracker, Keyword discovery etc. can list out keywords people are search for to reach the websites of you related products or services. Having those keywords in the web pages and executing the SEO techniques will increase targeted traffic to your website. High competition for the researched keywords would delay the keyword ranking process. Even then good SEOs can make your websites rank for high competition keywords by employing white hat SEO techniques in a systematic way.

What is LSI (Latent Semantics Indexing)?

The increasing use of keyword density has paved way for the powerful LSI(Latent Semantic Indexing). LSI helps GOOGle, the search engine giant to distinguish the web pages having the keywords repeated several times in them from the web pages having the keywords that relates well with each other. LSI conceives natural & synonymous relationship between words.

Google thought it is of utmost necessity to incorporate LSI technology to decide on the keyword ranking. Google purchased the LSI technology from Applied Semantics. The same technology powers Adsense which works on contextual targeting.

Quintura tools assists Search Marketers for finding out related keywords for their target keywords.

Useful Links:

http://www.seobook.com/archives/000657.shtml
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latent_semantic_analysis