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Google Analytics Not Provided Driving You Nuts? Here Is How To Model Around It - via Martin (Marty) Smith

Google Analytics Not Provided Driving You Nuts? Here Is How To Model Around It - via Martin (Marty) Smith | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it

Easy to model your Not Provided (or branded) keyword revenue down to where it belongs - the keywords that deserve it if Google was playing fair :). 

 1. Remaining - Subtract the rest of your keyword revenue from your massive Not Provided total. 

2. % Remaining - Divide your "Remaining" or non Not Provided keys into the Remaining total. This gives you the % for each non Not Provided key of the total revenue associated with non Not Provided keys. 

3. Allocate - Now multiple your Not Provided total by your % Remaining. 

4. Finally ADD your new Allocations by non Not Provided keys to their Google reported income (A + C). 


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Google Analytics Undercounts your Social Media Presence!

Google Analytics Undercounts your Social Media Presence! | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it
Even if are you including social media in your monthly dashboards, if you are using standard Google Analytics Source/Medium data, it's going to undercount your social media presence.

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, March 12, 2013 4:19 PM

Be Careful and Model SMM
A truth we've known for some time revealed, exposed and shameful. Attribution, even before social media marketing, was a difficult. Now, post SMM, it is almost impossible. I will never forget our CFO instructing me to kill our "non converting' keywords in PPC. 

I nodded, said sure and then didn't. It was going to be too hard to explain my "tooth" theory (lol). When a system is running and making money online, as ours was, any attempt to do something as dramatic as shut off "non-converting keywords" is sure to introduce a wobble.

Wobbles usually translate into making LESS money, so I nodded and assured him I would and then didn't. I no longer work for this very difficult  employer, but the knee jerk, "Kill it Now" attitude still exists despite its wrecking ball pain and no real benefit.


The bottom line from this extensive study is you must model your social and be generous to attribution all the way along the conversion funnel or you cut off nose to spite face. There are tools such as Argyle Social that can help right this wrong, but most importantly don't let your cost cutting C level kill the Goose laying those golden eggs. Nod and say you will and then DON'T (lol). 

TIME is part of Google's algorithm and should be part of your Internet marketing too.