Whether you manage your whole company’s website or just your own personal page, Google Analytics (GA) is a powerful free tool to help you understand where leads are coming from and where visitors are lingering. Analytics can seem intimidating, but getting started is not that difficult. Learn how GA works with various platforms, what alternatives you might want to explore, and what resources the NAR library has to help you along.
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What is Google Analytics? How Does it Work? (ASTEK, 2018)
How to Use Google Analytics (Business News Daily, Jul. 13, 2017)
Google Analytics Home (Google) Information on why and how companies and individuals are using Google Analytics, case studies, free vs. premium, how to, and more
Google Analytics and Real Estate
The 6 Best Google Analytics Tips for Small Business Owners (Main Street ROI, Aug. 6, 2017)
How to plug Google Analytics into your site (REALTOR® Magazine, May 2014)
Track Referrals and Conversions with Google Analytics (REALTOR® Magazine, May 2014) Want a better idea of how your site is performing? Here are some metrics to watch in Google Analytics
Google Analytics and...
The Ultimate Guide to Google Analytics Resources for 2018 (NEILPATEL, Mar. 14, 2018)
Google Analytics With Blogger (Google) — Not surprisingly, Google’s own blogging platform supports Analytics
How to use Google Analytics with MailChimp (MailChimp) — A popular email marketing tool
A Newbie Guide to Using Google Analytics to Track Social Media Marketing (Mainstreethost, July 30, 2013)
Google Analytics for WordPress (WordPress) — A popular blogging platform. Note: blogs that are hosted on WordPress.com cannot use Google Analytics at this time, but WordPress.com does offer some stats for users
...Other Analytic Tools
8 of the Best Social Media Analytics Tools of 2018 (sproutsocial, Mar. 29, 2018)
Facebook Insights offers information about how people are discovering your Facebook posts, as well as how engaged they are based on your most popular posts, likes, comments, and shares.
Mouseflow.com allows you to record the actions of your website’s visitors and generate instant heat maps showing where they clicked and scrolled and what they’re paying closest attention to on your site.
Twitter Analytics Though it’s not that extensive, the data and information available will suit you and your business well if you want a general overview and want to know what’s working and what’s not.
eBooks & Other Resources
The following eBooks and digital audiobooks are available to NAR members:
Predictive Analytics for Dummies (eBook)
Predictive Analytics and Data Mining (Kindle, eBook)
Big Data Analytics (Kindle, Audiobook, eBook)
Google Analytics (Kindle, eBook)
Innovating Analytics (Kindle, Audiobook, eBook)
Marketing in the Age of Google (Kindle, Audiobook, eBook)
Predictive Analytics (Kindle, Audiobook, eBook)
Predictive Business Analytics (Audiobook, eBook)
Social Media Analytics (Kindle, Audiobook, eBook)
Books, Videos, Research Reports & More
The resources below are available for loan through Member Support. Up to three books, tapes, CDs and/or DVDs can be borrowed for 30 days from the Library for a nominal fee of $10. Call Member Support at 800-874-6500 for assistance.
Keeping Up With the Quants: Your Guide to Using and Understanding Analytics (Boston, MA: Harvard Business Review Press, 2013) HD 30.25 .D366
Predictive Analytics: the Power to Predict Who will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die (Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2013) H 61.4 .S54
Predictive Analytics for Dummies (Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2014) HD 30.25 .B364
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