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NTC ‘08 big takeaways [for me]

Michaela in New Orleans

On the trolley with Rose, Amy, and Laura

I’m still behind on my personal wrap-up of NTC ‘08, but work keeps getting in the way and I’m trying to make sure I don’t forget the big lessons I learned with all you awesome folks down in NOLA. The personal impressions and friendships aren’t going to fade anytime soon, and will be waiting when I have a breath of fresh air.

The following is a summary of my favorite takeaways. The list may seem long, and some items may seem more elementary than others, but I think all have significant value in the success of an organization’s online strategy.

Google Analytics, Know your website, one hour a day

  • Never let your data be lonely. Pair up your data with other data.
  • Industry benchmarks - when you choose to share your data with the rest of the world, you get to see their data too.
  • Goal Conversion tab - segmentation. How well does direct traffic do with “goals” we’ve set.
  • Bounce isn’t always bad. If you’re a blog, they read 10 posts and leave. If bounce rate is 100%, you have to take it in context.
  • Setup Google Analytics filters to follow the analytics of paths you want your users to take.

For more summaries of Google Adwords, SEO, the new paradigm of marketing, and the joy of CMS, please keep reading :).

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08NTC: Day 3, Search Engine Optimization

Kevin Lee, Didit

Are you Geeky? SEO isn’t really very geeky, but a bit of understanding of HTML is helpful.

Who is your target audience?
Your target audience for your site and your SEM efforts may extend beyond the obvious:

  • donors
  • volunteers
  • the press and analysts
  • foundations
  • government orgs
  • non-profit rating orgs
  • employees
  • potential employees

*Consider the needs and behaviors of all important constituents.

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