Easy Ways To Monitor Your Website Traffic And Generate More Business

The difference between monitoring your website traffic and not doing so will be a straight 60% difference in the overall lead generation for your business. Now, this figure is something that you absolutely cannot ignore considering the fierce competition out there.

So if you still haven’t set aside procedures to monitor your website traffic for improved sales, these tips will prove to be immediately beneficial.

Analyze how visitors land on your website

This is killer information to have, there are generally 3 ways which leads a visitor to your site:

  • Direct visitors: These are visitors who already know your business and look for specific information from your site. They may be your customers or prospects.
  • Through search engines: These visitors are basically hot prospects who are probably looking for some solution or service for their needs. They basically depend on search engines and figure out potential service providers based on the website content, company credibility, affordability of service and other supporting factors.
  • Through reference links: This is a strong channel for reaching to your landing page. As visitors get your references from other sites, this automatically speaks about your credibility and brand.

Now if you can have an exact data on these channels you can work on enhancing your website and make it more traffic friendly. You can use free software like Google Analytics and StatCounter for this purpose. These insights will help you which keywords you should target in your online marketing campaigns.

Check average time spent on each page

This will give you an indication of the most viewed and the least viewed pages in your site. Based on this data you can make necessary changes like; make the most viewed pages more effective and convert the least viewed pages into informative ones or completely remove them if required. This will increase the overall time spent by your visitor on your site, leading to greater business opportunity. Again software like Google Analytics and StatCounter can be effectively used here.

Check before the visitor leaves your site

This is yet another important thing to monitor. Once the visitor lands in your site you should keep a real time track of his movements and check his browsing flow, time spent on each page and the last page viewed before he left. This will help you analyze the flow of information preferred by the visitor.

Now the key benefit here is that you can smartly use live chat support to prompt the visitor to chat for additional information if he spends more time on your site. Also prompt him if he enters the purchase page and decides to leave without taking action, this may imply that he is interested in your product or service and maybe is looking for more reasons or information to make the buying decision. So checking the conversion rate of your visitors to customers is a crucial activity to keep track of.

Use tools like Google Analytics or StatCounter

You can use monitoring tools like Google Analytics to take care of your website monitoring job. These are excellent tools and do most of the tasks that are needed for website monitoring. You can also implement customized tools similar to these and get the best out of them. One more choice is to outsource these activities to virtual assistants who fully and effectively use this software and get the very best to your business.

Set online goals and track them

Always consider your website as one of your marketing managers and as usual expect sales from it. This is a very tricky but crucial notion to digest, once you design and equip your website to generate traffic and business, you need to set pre-defined sales goals and let it function on its own, you just need to constantly track its performance and make necessary changes to spruce it up and extract more. If your website does not sell online, you can track goals like page views, forms filled, landing page visits, average time spent on important pages, and so on.

Conclusion

As every employee in your organization needs monitoring, your website also needs it and you can also expect superior productivity and profitability from it if monitored effectively.

About the Author

Dave Otfinoski, CEO of My Business Assistant or “MBA”, has more than twenty-five years of executive, hands-on experience with small and mid-sized businesses. As CEO of MBA, Dave manages a team of experienced virtual assistants who have extensive expertise in the realms of small business operations, bookkeeping services, website design, SEO, content creation and call center operations. Outstanding client service and quality performance are the hallmarks of both My Business Assistant and the MBA team. We look forward to providing you with the Virtual Assistance that you may require to enhance your own business strategies. Please feel free to contact us at http://www.MyBusinessAssistant.com or call us at 800.993.9622 with any questions or inquiries that you may have.