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How to create Marketing agency report with Disqus data

Disqus is a blog comment hosting service for websites and online communities. Features of Disqus include social integration, social networking, spam and moderation tools, analytics, email notifications, and mobile commenting.

When a business wants to have a thorough marketing strategy to promote their products or services, it can’t miss the opportunities Disqus gives its users. If content is king, then comments are among his most effective tools that turn visitors into customers.

If you are a Marketing Agency that promotes a certain number of businesses at a time, you  spend a lot of time creating marketing reports for your clients to let them see results of your work. We at Octoboard provide businesses, marketing agencies and bloggers with analytics and data presented in dashboards and reports that we generate and send to your businesses and their clients automatically.

Today we show you how to create a Disqus dashboard and report for a Marketing Agency and combine that data with other metrics. As always, it will only take 1 minute to setup and display.

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How to add Disqus data metrics to a dashboard and report

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How to use your Stripe finance metrics

How to use your Stripe finance metrics?

If you run an online business, you will sooner or later come to the point where you have to have a way to accept payments. After all, businesses are about making money! It is not the sole reason, of course, but we can’t deny that it’s about money. So how to start accepting payments? Stripe is a great way to do it. It is a company operating in over 25 countries which allows individuals and businesses to accept online payments. Stripe also provides a great set of metrics that you can use for monitoring your billing and finance.

Below is an overview of key metrics and dashboard templates that can be built using free business performance dashboard from Octoboard.

Why do I use Stripe dashboard?

We have chosen to integrate with Stripe for several reasons. It is a service that takes security very seriously, which is of utmost importance when dealing with money. Its API is clean, well documented, and very easy to use. Stripe values data portability. It has great customer service. For all those reasons, Stripe has a lot of clients. And we at Octoboard understand that all those thousands of clients need their finance metrics at hand to be able to have all the up-to-date information they need. Which is exactly what we provide.

Octoboard dashboards for Stripe allow you to monitor revenue (recurring and by product), customer growth, pricing analysis, latest transactions and failure causes, fees and charges, and more. And you should definitely monitor them! Smart businesses use this information to adjust their strategy so that it leads them to success.

Set up your dashboard in just 3 minutes and start monitoring your finance metrics

Here’s how you Stripe Revenue dashboard can look like:

stripe finance metrics REVENUE

All the metrics are presented in a way that even a non-specialist will be able to make sense of it.

You can group your metrics differently to have more data in one dashboard:

stripe finance metrics ALL

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AWeber metrics

Key AWeber metrics’ tips for successful email marketing

Email marketing is one of the most powerful channels of digital marketing that you definitely should not ignore if you want your business or brand to grow. As we at Octoboard are trying to help you make your email marketing campaigns successful we have now released dashboard and metrics’ template for AWeber – one of the best tools to build your email marketing campaigns! How do you use it? Check out our 3  key AWeber metrics’ tips to get insights and improve your campaigns.Email marketing metrics

3 tips to make your email marketing campaign successful

1. Add value

The product you market has to be valuable and useful – it means that you should add value with your product. But a valuable product is not enough. You should also add value to your email campaign itself.  Remember to segment your audience so that you deliver the right information to the right people. Produce great content to create curiosity and interest. Make sure your recipients see value for their business within your email.

2. Know your audience

Here, we are talking again about your emails’ recipients. You should know your audience and personalize your campaign to it. Octoboard gives great possibilities to monitor the most engaging emails for your audience for all the email marketing platforms you use in one dashboard. It also tracks open, reply, bounce rates, performance and reach of your campaigns.

3. Measure your success

Monitoring all the metrics is very important for your campaign’s success. Although digits can sometimes seem boring and complicated, it is actually the key ingredient for a successful email marketing campaign. Working with stats can be challenging, especially to those who just start out with marketing campaigns. Don’t be afraid of the metrics – with Octoboard they are displayed simply, they are all in one dashboard so you don’t have to look for them in different platforms you use, and you don’t need to log into several different platforms. You get all you metrics in 3 clicks and for free!
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How to use data to increase blog traffic - great tips for bloggers

How to use data to increase blog traffic – tips for bloggers

So, you are a blogger. Intending to become THE blogger one day. You’ve read a lot of professional literature on the subject, you are familiar with at least a thousand sites and articles explaining how to be a successful blogger. You’re involved. You’ve got great content. You are well organized. Is that it? No, it’s not if your blog still does not give you what you expected.

There are a lot of opinions on what makes a good blog. But let’s think about what makes it successful.

A successful blog adds value, it is read by loyal audience and it brings income.

It’s that simple. The first point depends on your talent as a writer. The other too are complicated. But using data should help!

One of the most important factors for a successful blogger is data. Analytics is the key point to get you to success. But it’s not so much about getting the data as you already have it if you have a blog, but using it, analysing it and learning from it. It can become a real challenge for many bloggers, so we are here to make smart blogging easy for you!

You’d have to be an IT specialist to pick and use the right kind of information from the tons of it, often given in a not very easy-to-use way.

Well not anymore! Octoboard dashboards will help you get visualised data in user-friendly manner. You don’t have to spend your time making sense of numbers to increase blog traffic.

Where do I get data?

Octoboard has dashboards for different platforms that hold data you have already collected. Just pick the metrics you need and start using them without spending a lot of time trying to make sense of them.Octoboard Moz Rank, RSS Feed and External links dashboard

Here are our dashboards for brand monitoring and smart blogging:

  • WordPress.COM is a website and a blog engine. If you are already using WordPress engine – try our dashboard to have all the metrics you need – engagement, posts and user actions at hand. Octoboard also provides metrics for WordPress.ORG for users who install WordPress on own servers. All you have to do is pick an Octoboard template, connect to WordPress.COM or WordPress.ORG using your standard login and press “Go”!
  • Disqus is a famous blog comment hosting service. Octoboard Disqus dashboard provides beautifully visualised metrics of blog and website comments and author performance – try it now for free!
  • Twitter Search dashboard will give you great opportunities to monitor mentions of your brand and personal profile and get results of keywords and hashtag search results displayed. Try Twitter Search dashboard now and get the metrics you need without effort.
  • Google News dashboard will also be great for your blog’s success. Enter keywords – a phrase, a competitor name or news topic – and start monitoring latest news provided by Google. This is a useful tool to track mentions of your own brand or blog.
  • RSS Feed dashboard displays selected feeds in a widget that keeps you updated. It will definitely be good for you blog! Try it out now!

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Google AdWords Dashboard Released

We are thrilled to introduce you to our new Google AdWords Dashboard! We are here to make Paid Advertising monitoring transparent and easy for you!

Your journey to Google AdWords success doesn’t stop once you master the art of creating a compelling Google ad. Are you getting any return on your investment? Are you setting up the right advertising budget? What’s the weakest link of your AdWords campaign? To find answers, we suggest that you set up our Google AdWords Dashboard.

Why use Octoboard for Google AdWords?

The main issue at hand is your ads performance. It’s easy to get overloaded with various metrics Google itself offers you. We at Octoboard decided to simplify things by collecting the most important, interesting, relevant data and show it to you without unnecessary clutter. These are some of the areas that we have covered:

Google AdWords Cost per Click Octoboard

  • Octoboard offers a concise way to track your individual ads/campaigns. You can keep track of all the relevant metrics from one dashboard. No more scrolling and tab opening.
  • We visualise your Google ads Cost, Reach, Performance, ROI with minimum effort on your part. Just keep tracking changes over a time period and watch out to spot trends!
  • If you are new to Google advertising, our templates will help you get the right metrics for your individual goals. If you are a confident advertiser, it is still handy to set up a template – use it as the basis for your dashboard and tailor it to your needs!

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Google Analytics Dashboard Released Octobaord

Google Analytics Dashboard Released

We are excited to introduce you to our new and shiny Google Analytics Dashboard! No more frustration or hours of Google Analytics courses. If you are involved in digital activities, this Dashboard will be of great help!

In the world of digital, accessibility of data is one of the most important things for your online success. If Google is your search engine, then Google Analytics plays a huge role in your life. Most digital folks have a love-hate relationship with Google Analytics. On the one hand, GA provides you with the biggest functionality for measuring the efficiency of your online efforts. On the other hand, it is a platform that requires a lot of learning and in-depth knowledge to truly leverage it. So why spend 12 hours on GA basics webinar, or waste precious time figuring out how to operate GA? Google Analytics Dashboard may offer an easier way to get to data!

Why use our Google Analytics Dashboard?

  • GA itself offers 300+ metrics for you to keep track of. Very few of us use the entire GA suite. In Octoboard we have carefully selected the most important metrics for you to monitor your digital performance without any confusion
  • We save your time! Setting up our dashboard is really easy and it is free. Add metrics one-by-one or use ready-made templates that already includes all the necessary metrics.
Dashboards for Bloggers Octoboard - WordPress, Disqus, Twitter Search, Google News, RSS

Dashboards for Bloggers Released

Dear bloggers, it’s time that we made your job easier with the release of our Dashboards for Bloggers. This time we are integrating with WordPress, Disqus, Twitter Search, Google News and RSS feed to bring you all the analytics for fruitful blogging!

WordPress is the leading blogging platform across the web. And we are thrilled to announce that now you can measure your WP blog’s Performance with Octoboard. We support both those who host their blogs on WordPress.com and those who have their own server with WordPress.org.

Contemporary blogging is not for simply posting and sharing experiences anymore. There’s a whole science behind it. Science requires numbers. Having all the numbers within one dashboard makes your blogging consistent, strategic and results-oriented. An aspiring or an experienced blogger, you certainly need analytics to see whether what you’re doing is the way to go. However, the range of data is quite extensive, so what you really need is to have all the numbers accessible from within one place. So, our dashboards for bloggers is your answer!

Why use Octoboard for Successful Blogging?

  • We value your time! Being a blogger requires constant writing, managing and staying-on-top-of-things skills. Our dashboard will help you track your blog’s performance and monitor relevant industry news/updates from one place.
  • We provide you with real-time data and measurement of your efficiency. Being timely is the key factor of your blogging success. Answer your comments on time, spot a buzzing topic before it turns into a trivia, and check where your competitors are going before they get there. The dashboard is your “right hand”!
  • It’s easy to get lost among all those metrics and measurements of your success. There’s no need to reinvent the wheel! Just take one of our templates, we have included all key metrics there. But if you feel like adding or changing anything – you can do that with minimal effort.

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