For Top News Sites, Facebook Drives More Traffic Than Twitter

This doesn’t surprise me. If you’ve ever shared a link or any other kind of media on Facebook it includes an image, making it stand-out against all of the other status updates and hence more inviting to click. Twitter on the other hand has a more equal model, where there are no images and so people may feel less inspired to click, or less likely to notice a link.

Facebook,Twitter,Social Media,Marketing,Social Networking



Introducing Google Analytics Multi-Channel Funnels

Some call it multi-touch attribution, others call it engagement mapping. Google calls it Multi-Channel Funnels and it has to be one of the biggest talking points in online marketing measurement circles today.

Whatever you want to call it, it is now live in limited pilot for some lucky Google Analytics customers.

A quick note: Google has let us know that the feature called Multi-Channel Funnels discussed in this blog post is in limited pilot. That means that Google is testing the feature and its usefulness to a small group of trusted testers, and has not made any plans or a timeline for a full launch.

To be clear, what we’re talking about here is the end of last-click-only attribution in probably the most widely used web analytics platform in the world (if launched to everyone). This is a feature which until now has been available only to those with big annual web analytics budgets.

This is going to be useful.