Thrive is proud to offer Search Engine Optimization or Inbound Marketing, with the goal being an increase in traffic to your site, and an upturn in business. You can learn all about SEO at our Search Optimization page, but the purpose of this post is to give you information about the type of reports we provide.
Our SEO clients will receive up to 5 reports from us, usually on a monthly basis. We’ll go into more detail below, but here’s the list of reports we send out:
- SEO Progress Report
- Google Analytics Report
- Keyword Rankings Report
- Video Overview Report
- Use of Time Report
SEO Progress Report & Google Analytics
Possibly our most thorough all-in-one report, the SEO Overview report begins with fully customized outline of:
- A custom introduction including highlights of the previous month,
- Links to SEO Client Portal and Shared Reports Folders,
- A Google Analytics Overview
- Social Media report detailing activity on our client’s social media profiles.
Here’s a preview:
Google Analytics Report
Google Analytics is the most popular website traffic tracking tool, and although exact numbers differ, most sources agree that nearly 50% of the most popular websites on the internet are tracking statistics about their website using the free tool from Google. All of our clients (Web Design and SEO) receive automated monthly emails including some excellent data (see example below).
This doesn’t even scratch the surface, however, our clients are able to log in to Analytics and explore mind-boggling amounts of information. Analytics also tracks and reports data on:
- Traffic Sources,
- Keywords used to find the site,
- Browser type,
- Location of visitor: City, State, Country, etc.
- Much more.
Keyword Rankings Report
In order to meet our primary goal of helping your business grow, one of our major tasks is increasing traffic to your website by improving your rankings for keywords related to your industry. Early in our work for you we’ll establish a list of targeted keywords with your feedback. The goal is to produce a manageable list of the most important keywords, and actively target them in the content on your website and with an inbound marketing campaign. The fastest way to rapid ranking improvements is to narrow down your targeted list of keywords to a few really important ones. This allows us to focus our energy and see a quicker improvement. After we’re ranking well for those, we can switch to maintenance mode on them, and move on to other keywords.
Here’s what the report looks like:
Time Tracking Report
We’ve written in the past about a tool, Freshbooks we use to track, report, and bill our time. Our new Timesheet Reports are generated directly from Freshbooks and will include the name of the staff member, the date, notes from them about the work they did, and the amount of time it took.
Here’s a preview:
Strategic Online Marketing Plan
(60 Day Strategy)
Our Strategic Online Marketing Plan is a roadmap that outlines a 60 Day strategy, allowing us to ensure that our clients are well informed and on the same page as their strategist regarding the immediate SEO priorities. For those who like to plan far in advance, 60 Days may not sound like a very long-term plan, but we prefer to remain agile due to the rapidly changing nature of SEO and the regular algorithm updates from Google and the other search engines. This enables us to ensure that our clients have a plan that is custom tailored to their needs, and includes the latest information from within our industry.
Here’s what that looks like:
Social Media Reporting
From Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and more, social media can cover a lot of ground for your business. At Thrive, our social media team works with you to determine the most effective channels and strategies to increase your success through social.
In order to track that success, we’ve developed reporting to help you understand the value. Whether audience growth, engagement or lead generation (or all of the above) is the goal, our reports will dive into what is happening on the various channels. For each social profile managed by Thrive you can expect a written summary of highlights from the previous month and visuals to support the identified key metrics specific to that channel.
Your business is growing! To ensure you’re not bombarded with numbers and data, we’ve combined our SEO and Social Media reports to save you time and are always available to discuss your reports in more detail should you have questions.
Thrive works hard to ensure that our progress is being reported on clearly and transparently, and in order to do so, we offer integrations with some of the industries leading reporting and online marketing tools. The goal is to ensure that you have the best possible information regarding your site.
Here are some of the most noteworthy integrations on offer:
- Google Search Console (formerly Webmaster Tools)
- Bing Webmaster Tools
- Various Site Metrics (Moz.com, Majestic, SEMRush)
- Adwords Tracking
- YouTube Tracking
- Email Campaign Tracking
Stay informed with Diverse, In-Depth Reporting
We hope it’s obvious that these are high-value, actionable reports, we’ve put a lot of thought into them and are glad to be able to provide them to you. Again, this full suite of reporting is available to any of our ongoing SEO clients, our web design clients currently receive an automated Google Analytics report, and are able to explore the vast quantities of data available through Analytics. If you are interested in hearing more about our Search Engine Optimization services, we’d be delighted to talk with you about your particular situation. Read more about SEO here, and feel free to contact us.