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After my post on FINANCIAL NUMBERS YOU SHOULD TRACK, I received a question asking me the same question, but for a website. So, here are five important numbers you should know and track:
The bounce rate metric, displayed as a percentage, tells you how many visitors leave your website immediately after arriving. The lower your bounce rate, the more visitors there are sticking around to enjoy your website and (hopefully) convert.
Your conversion rate is easy to calculate: Unique Visitors/Conversions. The higher the conversion rate, the better your website is doing.
Analytics displays the number of page views and how those page views look as a percentage of total page views across the entire website.
You should know where your traffic is coming from (use Google Analytics to find out). Google Analytics breaks down your traffic sources into four categories:
Direct: traffic typing your domain into the browser
Organic Search: traffic coming via the search engines
Referral: traffic from another website
Social: traffic from social media
Track the total number of visits to a website to know if your website is growing, stagnating, or declining. Create strategies to bring new eyes to your website.
Do you track your website numbers? Comment below; I’d love to know!
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