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Life is Better in Pictures: Why Web Performance Data Should be Visual

August 3rd, 2016 — 12:51pm
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The power of data visualization

You know how you tend to stick on Tweets or Facebook posts that have images more than those that don’t? It isn’t just you.

Now imagine if you could make someone stick on your web performance data as much as you stick on an image-laden Facebook post. Well, you can. Just make your data visual.

90% of the information your brain receives is visual, and visual information is processed approximately 60,000 times faster and more efficiently than text or verbal information.

When we read something, we’re required to think about the words were reading in order to derive meaning. This thinking occurs in the cerebral cortex-part of the brain, which is relatively slow and inefficient. However, when we see something, our visual cortex-part of the brain is the one working. By switching to this area of the brain, this shifts the cognitive balance and allows for exponentially faster and more efficient assimilation of data.

 

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Source: Interaction Design Foundation

 

Basically, the quickest way to get into someone’s head is through visual communication.

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With beginnings in traditional print media, Nathalie has been in digital communications management, public relations, and content marketing for 8 years. She is now in charge of communications, PR and content marketing at DashThis, where she spends her time sharing her expertise in dashboard reporting.

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SEO Client Dashboards : What reporting tools to use

August 27th, 2015 — 3:08pm

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Is there an online dashboard you can use to report SEO performance to your clients?

Yes, there is. A bunch actually! DashThis is one of them.

The trick is to choose the right one or at least one that will fit your needs given the hundreds you’d have to try.

Here’s some guidelines I can think of to help you pinpoint the right tool for SEO Client Dashboards.

Is SEO your core business?

This should indicate the level of budget you are comfortable with. If you do SEO to help few friends, there are free or cheap tools that would do an awesome job. If you make a living from SEO then you don’t want to show up at your clients’ meeting with the cheapest application, but instead with the top of the line suite of tools. Your clients expect quality after all.

Are you looking at the long term performance or you need more a real time view?

In other words: do you really need a dashboard or more of a report? A dashboard provides a snapshot of the current moment (like your car dashboard). A report shows a historical view (how your car has been performing recently, last month, this year, etc.). Continue reading »

Stéphane has been working on business Web projects for more than 15 years. He has a computer science degree and a MBA specialized in e-commerce from Laval University in Quebec City. That also explains why his writing can sound weird: He is a French Canadian!

View his LinkedIn profile or email Stephane: stephane@dashthis.com

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What elements does a perfect SEO report consist of?

August 26th, 2015 — 3:19pm

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What elements does a perfect SEO report consist of?

Let me sum up the article we wrote on that subject (14 SEO metrics you should track with a real SEO reporting tool):

Keywords performance

No, average position is not a meaningful metric. It’s a vanity metric at best. But since it always changes depending on a ton of factors, we believe visitor intent is more relevant. Intent can be analyzed by looking at top landing pages and top search queries, among other things.

Backlinks

In my dream business world, all our traffic would come from referrers as this usually represents a solid social proof, which is way better than a 1st position on Google or any Adwords ad. Tracking them and what results they bring is paramount. Continue reading »

Stéphane has been working on business Web projects for more than 15 years. He has a computer science degree and a MBA specialized in e-commerce from Laval University in Quebec City. That also explains why his writing can sound weird: He is a French Canadian!

View his LinkedIn profile or email Stephane: stephane@dashthis.com

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