Our measurement tools collect and blend data from multiple sources to give accurate insights and impact, enabling you to test and learn with confidence.
Although we use many great third-party platforms to measure and report performance, sometimes you need something a little bit different. That’s why we created two powerful tools of our own.
Our propriatary tools Digital Edge and Digital Impact enable us to blend and label data from a variety of sources, measure tactical performance and report on ROI accurately. Together, they help us monitor and report on the complete digital landscape for our clients.
Testing and measuring changes
We will tell you what digital marketing tactics are having the biggest impact, for example:
- Adding and removing content from a page
- Changing page titles, meta description's, heading tags, image naming and image optimisation
- Adding schema
- Making site speed improvements
- Measuring the effect of off-line activity
- User engagement enhancements
Digital Edge: Data blending platform
Digital Edge is a powerful data-crunching beast that collects and combines data from a growing list of data sources such as Google Analytics, Google Search Console and Google AdWords along with data from popular CRM platforms.
Powered by Google BigQuery and Google Cloud, the technology provides marketers with a powerful platform to unify, simplify and enhance data to monitor core KPIs, quickly spot opportunities and answer key business questions.
What is data blending?
Data blending is a method that brings multiple data sources together. Data blending introduces secondary data sources to the primary data source to present different data views. The blending technique allows analysts to discover information that is not available in a single data view.
How do I know if I need a data collection and blending tool like Digital Edge?
If any of the following challenges seem familiar to you, then Digital Edge will be able to help you drive greater insights for your organisation as a result of the ability to blend data from different sources.
You are spending hours in Excel every month, pasting numbers and creating different reports
You have data siloed in different platforms and can't access key data easily
You want to unify data from multiple sources quickly and efficiently to create a central view of performance
You need to quickly spot performance trends and monitor your core KPIs by building bespoke dynamic dashboards to meet your business needs
You need a system with no data limitations where you have access to millions of rows of data without download or sampling issues, allowing you greater confidence that you're seeing the true picture
You need to harvest?data and?integrate with the tools you're already using?and?have an end-to-end solution
Using the power of
Google Cloud, Digital Edge
brings together crucial
performance data to help you get a comprehensive picture of how your digital marketing is performing.
If you are struggling with bringing different data sources together to discover key insights, then Digital Edge is the right platform for you to combine and blend your data sources. The technology enables marketers to understand what is happening across multiple data touchpoints as a result of being able to bring data together as a collective and create insightful data views.Graham Marsh, senior web analyst
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Measure the impact of digital marketing tactics with Digital Impact
How does Digital Impact work?
Digital Impact works by analysing a response (the activity you're measuring) and control series of data points, such as clicks or conversions, then constructing a Bayesian structural time-series model which is used to predict what would have happened if the activity hadn't taken place.
For example, if you want to know whether your site migration is a success, Digital Impact can compare post-migration performance with forecast performance based on pre-migration data to give you an accurate picture of its impact.
What is the technology behind the Digital Impact tool?
At the heart of Digital Impact is the open-source package CausalImpact, developed by Google for estimating causal effects in time-series data. It seamlessly integrates with the Google Analytics and Google Search Console APIs, as well as manual data uploads, to create a range of measurement opportunities.
How can Digital Impact help me show the value of on-site changes?
If any of the following challenges are familiar, then Digital Impact will help you highlight the effect of changes, be it positive, neutral or negative. It even tells you how confident it is that the change resulted in the impact using a statistical significance model.
You need to test how page title changes will affect visibility and traffic in a segment of the website before a full-site deployment
You need to test and measure the affect of a partial or full site migration
You'd like to know the impact of adding/removing content from a page
You want to test whether an internal link campaign has increased traffic/visibility
Whether page speed optimisation work is having a positive effect on key KPIs
How other channel activity positively/negatively affects organic performance
Digital Impact allows us to clearly report on what on-site and off-site tactical activity allowing for rapid sprint-based testing to take place to determine ROI and build a business case for full site implementation.Mark Chalcraft, SEO director