Dave Chaffey

About Dave Chaffey

Are you practising advanced SEO in 2011?

I’m moderating the SEO roundtable discussions at the upcoming Econsultancy Digital Cream where client-side marketers discuss approaches to improve their digital marketing. 

On the SEO table, the discussion naturally turns to “Advanced” SEO tactics. So to prepare for the event, I’m currently thinking through what is Advanced SEO and what is new for SEO in 2011.

This is a preview of what I think the major issues are to succeed with SEO in 2011 and I’ll share what we discuss at the event afterwards.

Trends and challenges in Web Analytics in 2010

It was good to attend Econsultancy’s Digital Cream event last week. It was my first due to diary clashes, although it’s now in its fourth year. I moderated a roundtable on web analytics, which is one of my main digital passions, so it was good to see analytics was one of the most popular topics.

This post summarises the main challenges and gives tips on approaches the managers present are using to overcome them. The Econsultancy peer summits operate according to “Chatham House rules”, so there is no attribution to companies.

Five killer new features in the Google Analytics update

Google announced a significant update to the capabilities of Google Analytics this week. If it were software rather than service, I would call it a dot release, maybe 3.2?

In an earlier Econsultancy post the emphasis about the release was on the enhanced mobile tracking. But for me, and I guess most marketers where mobile isn’t significant, these are the features which will be most important…

Pattern Recognition with Google Analytics

These are some of the techniques I use for Advanced Segmentation in Google Analytics to spot weaknesses and opportunities to get better results from sites I analyse. Which techniques do you use?

Improving results from SEO – what makes the biggest difference?

Where should companies focus their SEO efforts? This question is front-of-mind for me at the moment since from March, I’m the tutor of the new advanced SEO training course from
Econsultancy
.

It’s also a good time to review this since I attended and spoke at
Search Engine Strategies (SES) in London last week, so it was interesting to
see which topics got the most attention, and SEO was certainly more popular
than paid search.