From web analytics to digital marketing optimization: Increasing the commercial value of digital analytics
The use of web analytics to improve online marketing dates back to the 1990s when the first web analytics systems were developed. Yet, recent research suggests that many companies are failing to utilize core web analytics best practices and are therefore not getting the potential return from web analytics that they could. This paper reviews the opportunities for companies to better apply web analytics to improve digital marketing performance. An approach is defined to create a strategy to improve the value contributed by web analytics. The paper describes techniques that can be used to set up a digital marketing optimization programme, including a review of how people, process, measures and tools can be combined.