If you’re anything like us, at times you can be obsessive about the visitors on your site. As most of our customers know, we love the features that Google Analytics provides, and along with other tools can be a great asset to SEO.
In the last few days, Google have updated their Analytics interface again, including a set of new reports that show exactly what’s happening on your site; live.
As Google explain, this is a boon for those who use social media to promote new products or blog posts (such as ourselves):
One way that I like to use these reports is to measure the immediate impact of social media. Whenever we put out a new blog post, we also send out a tweet. With Real-Time, I can see the immediate impact to my site traffic.
For example, last week we posted about the latest episode of Web Analytics TV and also tweeted about the post. By campaign tagging the links we shared, we could see how much traffic each channel is driving to the blog as it happened. We could also see when we stopped receiving visits from the tweet, which helps know when to reengage.