Wow. I am overwhelmed (in a good way).
When 41 requests asking for the Google Analytics setup video came into my blog in the first hour after I casually asked if you wanted it, I was surprised. But at the time of this writing, there are now over 110 requests for the video — which is a VERY high response rate for a blog — at least for mine.
So it looks like YOU WANT IT. Yes?
Since this kind of step-by-step training is apparently in such demand, I took a little extra time to make it extra clear for you.
Here’s the thing, though…
It’s not worth my time unless YOU actually get Analytics set up on your site. I got Analytics set up on the video in about 5 minutes, it turns out. And I’m guessing that you — even if you fumble around a bit — can get it done in under 10, no problem.
Believe me, it’s WORTH your time to get good statistics about your website. Everything depends on it — your TRAFFIC depends on it, your CONVERSION depends on it, and YOUR ENTIRE WEB BUSINESS depends on it.
So go watch the video, and then immediately go set up Analytics on your site.
A few more things before you go, though.
There was a comment about my last blog post that cut right to the heart of the matter…
It was from Elaine G, who said
A few weeks ago I set up Google analytics on my landing pages. I get so little traffic there is nothing to measure.
Elaine, I feel your pain. I really do, because I can remember when I first started out online — I had exactly the same problem. But your question is the heart of the matter! YOUR QUESTION IS THE REASON for the Traffic Course PRECISELY.
You need traffic, and I intend to help you get it.
It’s good that you’ve got Analytics installed. Now, let’s fill it up.
I got a comment from Richard who might actually make the case for Analytics better than I have. He boils it down to four short words:
Great vid Mark. I … For IMer’s the old saying "You Snooze You Loose" should be "No Tracking, Cash Lacking". Great stuff as always, Mark.
Very true, Richard. I couldn’t have said ti better myself.
And David C. posted a comment that I wanted to reply to.
Very Timely, I just started looking at GA yesterday. I began working with it, but Goog’s instructions are as usual not very user friendly. Looking forward to your video on GA so I can start using it effectively.
David, the reason I made this video was because you NEED good tracking if you’re going to start working on traffic, and…
There are not a lot of Teachers who really remember what it was like to be a student.
I’m still learning things myself — like all this video stuff. I’m new to it. And I’ve got to rely on SUB-PAR canned training, and the advice of gurus and experts to help me. And believe me, when some expert tells me to do X but doesn’t tell me HOW to do X, I get frustrated.
In fact, things like that have delayed this course substantially, and besides getting me a bit angry (yes, ANGRY), it keeps me grounded and keeps me looking at EVERYTHING I DO through the eyes of a STUDENT.
I hope that comes across in this video. Your comments on the video will help me make the course as effective and simple as possible.
So go watch the video now, go install Analytics on your own site, and then let me know what you think. I REALLY want to know.
Scroll back up and click PLAY. Then scroll down and leave your comment.
To Your Success,
P.S. The video itself is actually nine and a half minutes long, but that’s because I wanted to set some context for you at the beginning, and give you some action steps at the end. So please don’t comment that I went 3 minutes over. <grin>
The actual "how to do it" part of the video (which starts when I say "start the timer") is UNDER six minutes.
It’s easy, and you should be able to do it almost as quickly.
So scroll up and watch it now, and let me know how you do!