Search engine optimization (SEO) is for the patient and lion-hearted. When done correctly, it can bring on new leads and customers and retain loyal buyers for life.
What’s the best way to ensure that this happens over and over again?
Our take: Create high-value content and make SEO analytics a habit.
In this post, we’ll focus on the latter.
SEO analytics is the process of tracking, measuring, and analyzing your website’s SEO data.
[Effective SEO analytics reports display all key metrics at a glance]
Here are three reasons why you need to track your SEO metrics:
The main goal of SEO reporting is to grow your website’s organic traffic, so that you can attract leads and customers infinitely.
An SEO analytics report shows your website’s SEO performance.
You can present this report in a variety of ways, depending on your reporting process.
It could be something as simple as a Google Sheet.
Or as sophisticated as an automated dashboard created through the power of integration.
[Integrate your SEO analytics tools with DashThis, drag and drop the KPIs, and wait for relevant data to appear on your report within seconds]
Often, an SEO marketing campaign report includes key performance indicators (KPIs). For example, domain authority (DA) and top landing pages from organic traffic.
Ultimately, it depends on how comprehensive the SEO campaign report needs to be. If you want to pack in a lot of value for your clients, consider adding:
(Pro Tip: Here’s a quickfire guide on how to create SEO reports if you need a refresher.)
What’s one way to impress a client and retain them for the long haul? Create a spectacular reporting experience.
Imagine: Instead of a spreadsheet filled with endless rows of data, clients receive a beautifully made SEO analytics report.
Grab this SEO report template
SEO analytics reports with clear and concise graphics help clients—especially non-technical ones—make sense of their data without breaking a sweat.
Google Analytics (GA) is a free SEO analytics tool that tells you how visitors behave on your website. It’s common to use GA and Google Ads (formerly Google Adwords) together in a PPC and SEO campaign.
In your Google Analytics account, you’ll spot these popular SEO KPIs and metrics:
Select your KPIs in your Google Analytics SEO dashboard:
[DashThis sets up these preset KPIs based on popularity]
Once clicked, DashThis will automatically add these KPIs in your report.
While GA centers around the user experience, Google Search Console (GSC) is all about the search engine. We’re talking about technical SEO like page load time and crawl errors.
GSC is also known for its excellent performance report. Popular SEO metrics include:
In your Google Search Console dashboard, integrate GSC with DashThis and select your desired SEO metrics under Preset Widgets.
DashThis will pull in relevant data from your GSC account.
Moz is a do-it-all SEO software with features including keyword research, backlink analysis, and site audits.
Here are ten popular SEO metrics on the Moz dashboard:
Moz also boasts a local SEO tool. If you’re looking to connect all your local SEO data from multiple tools into a single client report, grab your free local SEO report template.
Pro Tip: Choose a different color theme to add variety.
Or better yet, create white-label SEO reports. You’ll have your custom domain URL and design that reflects your brand.
SEMrush is a full-on digital marketing suite that provides everything you need to amplify your online presence.
Whether it’s digging deep into your search terms and search volume or automating posts on social media, SEMrush is capable of them all.
Finally, here are the metrics and dimensions you want to track on your SEMrush dashboards:
Turn overwhelming data into eye-catching graphics. To change the style, hover over the desired KPI:
[Choose from Area, Column, Line, or Curve to show your hardwon SEO results in action]
The reigning champ of all things backlinks, Ahrefs is the SEO tool you want at your disposal when it comes to boosting organic search traffic.
In your Ahrefs dashboard, track these popular KPIs and metrics:
[DashThis offers heaps of customization options. Change your chart to a doughnut with a list, increase its size, hide the percentages, and more.]
DashThis is an automated reporting tool that pulls cross-platform data into a single client report.
As digital marketers, you’re often using a multitude of SEO tools to track your data. Wouldn’t it be easier if you can go from spending one hour for each client every week to less than 15 minutes total across your entire client base?
Sign up for your free DashThis 15-day trial, and automate your reporting today.
Don’t let your SEO efforts go down the drain!
By making SEO analytics a habit, you can easily identify what’s working and spend your time and resources on the best-performing strategies.
Here’s a quick recap of the SEO tools we’ve covered:
Each of these SEO analytics tools boasts unique strengths. Odds are, you’ll use them all to optimize your website for success.
If that’s the case, sign up for your free DashThis 15-day trial. Our automated reporting tool will pull the analytics from these SEO tools and turn them into one beautiful report.
Here's a short video showing you how to create your SEO report in just 5 minutes:
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