HighEdWeb Assocation
The Annual Conference for Higher Education Web Professionals, Austin, Texas, October 23-26, 2011

Session Details

Make Quality Content Count with Web Analytics

TNT12 Content Track

Foothills II


Instinct and gut feelings are nice, but numbers are better. Analysis and measurement are the “so what?” of content strategy, demonstrating content value. With these elements, you can quantitatively evaluate content quality, including the efficacy of communications, usability, SEO, branding, and user experience design. Web analytics is an essential part of this process: it identifies how users interact with your web content. It informs content audits, analysis, and governance. But you won’t find these insights through mere dashboard metrics. Better insights and smarter decisions depend on context—and that’s where analytics can help. An analytics strategy puts data in context. Without context, your data is meaningless.This session will discuss how you can develop an analytics strategy with methods for assessing content quality. Understand how to define useful, contextually relevant metrics and KPIs that support your content strategy and governance plan; evaluate content types and delivery channels; measure conversions and engagement; identify influence and reach; and enable content owners to adapt to evolving website and user goals.Don’t just go with your gut: create and maintain content that proves to be effective.