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To stand out among the multitude of marketing messages that today’s consumers receive by the minute, you need more than catchy slogans and slick design. You need ideas. Big ideas. Creative ideas that generate powerful marketing, which in turn generates attention, recognition, new business and new opportunities.

Rudkin Productions is an innovative advertising and website development agency whose passion is finding new ways to share your story with the world. We are a team of creative writers and designers, brand strategists, big thinkers, technology gurus and lifelong learners with a keen awareness of our changing marketplace and a heartfelt desire to see you succeed. We invite you to learn more about what makes our agency different…and how we can make a difference for you.

You can call us geeks, but we prefer the term “tech gurus.”

Facebooking with friends is your business. Getting you online professionally is ours. From websites and digital magazines, to mobile apps, tablets, QR codes and social media, our talented team of techies (that would be all of us) has embraced the constantly changing (and often confusing) world of digital marketing. At Rudkin, we are always learning and looking for new ways to add value to our clients’ campaigns. While the newest marketing vehicles are unquestionably cool, we also believe that many of the old vehicles still run pretty well too. Let us help you find the perfect mix of traditional marketing and digital media to accomplish your unique goals with what you need—and nothing you don’t.

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Google’s Web: How to Untangle Your Website Analytics


As we navigate through the mire of data available stemming from powerful tools such as Google Analytics, it’s easy to lose a sense of strategic direction when it comes to your website. Spinning the large quantities of information into a useful map of content is a bit trickier now, but not altogether impossible. By honing in on specific key metrics, you can deduce what adjustments need to be made in your approach to designing a successful website.

Conversion Rates
Does your website have a newsletter sign up, a registration page, downloadable content, or sell a product or service? You can find out if these call-to-actions are effective by extracting your goal conversion and your Ecommerce conversion rates. A goal conversion relates to specific actions you want a user to do on your website such as signing up for a newsletter or inputting customer information, while an Ecommerce conversion tracks an actual monetary purchase. You can monitor your online efficiency and sales performance, in the admin panel of your Google Analytics dashboard, just select an account, property, and a view. Then, click goals, and from there create a goal to measure how often users take or complete these specific actions.


True New and Returning Visitors
Multiple platforms now exist in the range from tablets to desktops for users to visit and browse your website. As a result, it can get tricky to distinguish a brand new visitor to your website from a loyal returning visitor. It is important to know the difference between the two, especially the true new visitors so you can track how they found your site, what keywords they searched to get there, and what pages they frequented so you know what is working to attract (or not working) them. To solve this problem, create advanced segments in your settings to get true returning visitors and true new visitors.


Bounce Rate
Another useful Google Analytics statistic is the bounce rate. You can evaluate the success of your website as a whole by gauging how many of them leave shortly after arriving. The lower that number is, the better. Moreover, these single page sessions can help you identify if your landing page design is off or your keywords are not correctly defining your page content.


Long Term Statistics
Keeping the bigger picture in mind is also important when you are looking at so many details, ratios, percentages and statistics. When you take a step back and see the website trends of your page visits over an extended period of time, you can correlate the marketing initiatives taken on your end to the activity displayed as an outcome on the user end. Google, by default, features the results of the prior 30 days, but try extending this out to a three to six month period. Do you see random spikes and falls? How about a slow, but stable growth of visitors? Do any rises in page visits occur around the same time of a website update or a marketing tactic? Asking these questions will help you understand how your website is performing in the long run with your audience.


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