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An Example Instagram Report Template for Agencies

Published December 21, 2018

2018 was the year that Instagram became a major internet marketing platform, with nearly 1 billion users. If you didn’t already have a brand presence on the social media platform, you probably started one, or wanted to. Both organic posts and paid advertising on Instagram can bring great value to your brand’s marketing program.

Once you get your Instagram campaigns up and running, you are probably wondering how best to determine their performance. You want to be able to demonstrate the value of these campaigns and know where you’re doing well and where you can improve for the future. You’re probably going to start doing a monthly report on Instagram performance, but luckily, this is not a difficult process. It’s very similar in many ways to other reports you may already be producing. In this post, we’ll present a template to help you jump start your Instagram reporting.

Megalytic Introduces Instagram Reporting

Published November 19, 2018
Megalytic has rolled out integration with Instagram Insights data. Marketers can now easily incorporate Instagram performance data into their reports. The data available includes: followers, posts, likes, comments, video views, reach, impressions, demographics, and more.
 
Like our integrations with Facebook, Google Ads, and others, the Instagram integration is powerful but simple to use. This short video shows how you can get started.

How to Create Instagram Ads in Facebook Ads Manager

Published August 5, 2018
Whether you’re a digital agency, a marketer, or a small business owner, knowing how to advertise on social media is essential to creating brand awareness and attracting new customers. If you create ads for Facebook, you may also be running them on Instagram, even without knowing it. That’s because by default, ads created in Facebook Ads Manager are automatically placed on Instagram as well as Facebook.
 
However, it pays to treat Instagram as its own advertising channel, and not just another place to run your Facebook ads.
 
In this post, we’ll tell you more about how using Instagram ads can help connect your business to new audiences and boost your brand. We’ll also give you simple steps you can use to start creating Instagram ads in Facebook Ads Manager today. 

How to Share Instagram Access with Your Agency

Published August 1, 2018
There are a lot of reasons why you might want to share access to your company's Instagram account with your digital marketing agency.
  1. You want your agency to run ads for your business on Instagram.
  2. You'd like your agency to boost some of your Instagram posts to achieve specific marketing objectives.
  3. You want your agency to create content and post directly to your feed.
Instagram advertising is handled through Facebook Ads. So, you can achieve the first two objectives by sharing access through Facebook Business Manager. In the third case, you will need to share your company's Instagram account password with your agency or else give them access through a third-party tool like Hootsuite or Buffer.
We've put together this blog post to walk through the steps in each scenario and provided screen shots to make it easy to follow. So, if you are ready to begin sharing Instagram access with your agency, but haven't known how to get started, you've found the right resource. 

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When the client first came to you, you talked up the value of Google Analytics. You emphasized the importance of seeing where your traffic was coming from. You went on and on about how Google Analytics can show traffic sources to pinpoint whether people came from search, social media or a specific site referral, and how valuable this data was. You sold them on it, so much so that your client looked forward to receiving that first report, the magical day when they would finally understand where visitors were coming from.
But then the report came, and it looked like this:

 

 

It showed that 10% of your client’s traffic came from “(direct)/(none)”. What does this label mean? How do you explain Direct traffic to your client? Better yet, how do you explain “none”?
Let’s take a closer look at understanding Direct traffic in Google Analytics and how we can address it with clients.
Remember how your mom told you not to stand too close to the television because it might hurt your eyes?

The same rules can apply to data. If you’re too close, you may miss the patterns and trends that are crucial to understanding your website’s performance. You can’t judge a site’s performance looking at data in the bubble of a single day, you must consider any day’s traffic compared to the days before and after.

Google Analytics makes it fairly easy to analyze trends over long periods of time. But it also allows you to stand right in front of that TV, to look at more granular levels of time, right down to the hour.
There’s a better way to get that close to the data, without burning your retinas. We’ll cover how to analyze traffic effectively in today’s post.
Digital marketers spend a lot of time focused on PPC and SEO campaigns in order to drive desirable traffic to a website. The phrases we’re ranking for and bidding on get meticulous attention, so much so that we often forget about some of the other ways that visitors find us.

We put a tremendous amount of the effort we put into reviewing organic search data and PPC campaign performance in analytics. But how closely do we monitor referral reports?

If that’s not a channel you review regularly, you may be missing out on seeing traffic that is coming directly from links you’ve obtained around the web, local business listings, news mentions, and more. Many times, links are only considered as a means to an end, a metric that Google uses in determining how to rank sites in the SERPs (search engine results pages). But the fact is, many of a site’s links may be directly contributing to its traffic.

In this article, we’ll review how to look at referral reports in Google Analytics, and some of the many ways to use that data to better inform your web marketing decisions.