In this guide, learn how to choose the right KPIs relevant to your business goals and speed up your KPI reporting with three quick steps.
A KPI, which stands for key performance indicator, is a quantifiable measure that evaluates a business performance within a time frame.
Here’s a KPI report that measures a company's SEO and PPC performance in February 2022 to illustrate what we mean.
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Common examples of KPIs include:
Discover more examples of KPIs in our growing list here.
Your KPIs will depend on a myriad of factors, including your strategic goals, business methodology, and growth stage.
For example, an agency that aims to produce top-ranking content for mid-stage product-led growth startups will focus on product metrics like:
It’d be a disaster for the agency to chase after pre-product market fit metrics like brand awareness.
The best KPIs will also tick the following boxes:
On DashThis, set the frequency and time period of the client’s KPI report and manage all scheduled email dispatches without leaving the platform.
After you send the report, clients will receive an email inviting them to open it in view mode.
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The social media playground is a powerful tool for targeting an untapped audience. Track these KPIs to ensure that you’re heading in the right direction.
Note the Instagram Insights report that breaks down the engagement rate by post type, time period, and hashtags.
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These KPIs are crucial in content creation.
If you want to reach more people using hashtags, you could analyze the Top hashtags by Engagement widget to decide which trending or alternative hashtags are worth focusing on.
There's nothing more valuable than holding the top spot on the SERPs in the marketing world.
Focus on these KPIs in your SEO tracking.
Here’s an Ahrefs report that shows the domain authority (note the “123” scorecard) and other vital site information.
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SEO beats short-term marketing tactics by a mile.
The next time you have a specific goal in mind, review your SEO KPIs report. It’ll help you identify your most profitable keywords, high-performing posts or pages, and review what else needs to be to bump up your rankings.
If there’s one thing the pandemic has taught us, it’s this:
Digital marketing has helped businesses around the world target more online customers.
Let’s see how you fare with these KPIs.
Note the digital marketing report that shows a bird’s-eye view of your online presence.
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PPC is one of the most expensive marketing channels. Get the most out of your budget and optimize your business objectives with these three essential KPIs.
Here’s a PPC report that turns jumbled data into eye-catching and digestible graphics.
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Before analyzing the high-level KPIs to inform your next plan, you need to present them in a clear and digestible format (bonus if non-marketers can understand them at a single glance).
Here’s how you can do it on DashThis with three quick steps:
Once clicked, DashThis will gather all relevant data and display them on your dashboard without any additional action from your end (assuming there's no need for customization!).
To customize the look of a widget, click Edit Widget > Data Display > Save.
Here’s how it might look when changing a curve graph to an area one.
Change the color theme to reflect the client’s branding. Or add a note to explain a KPI’s erratic change and a comment box to share your insights and upcoming plans.
The best KPIs keep you accountable and are attainable and automation-powered.
Set up your marketing KPIs according to your strategic objectives, business model, and growth stage.
DashThis works on a connect-and-forget mode. When you integrate your marketing tools, our reporting tool will automatically grab the relevant data from your desired channel without additional action on your part.
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