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Analytics

New Cross-Device Reporting for Google Analytics

Earlier this week, Google announced an exciting new feature for GA and we’re pretty sure you’re going to like it.


1 month ago

Tracking HubSpot forms with Google Tag Manager

When a form has been successfully submitted to HubSpot, HubSpot propagates an event that we can listen to and use to trigger marketing tags within Google Tag Manager. Below we create a Custom HTML Tag that listens for a form success, trigger a dataLayer event which can then be used to trigger a marketing tag to push this data into Google Analytics.


2 months ago

Guide to using Segment, Google Analytics and Tag Manager together

Our latest guide improves on Segment's default integration with Google Analytics to enhance your data collected in Google Analytics to drive your website insights. We introduce Google Tag Manager as an interim to curate your data before it hits Google Analytics.


3 months ago

How to change data retention settings in Google Analytics

Over the past few weeks, you may have seen some notices from Google about ‘data retention controls’. With all the frantic news about GDPR, you could be forgiven for ignoring this as ‘just another compliance request’. However, there is more than meets the eye on this one and we’ll explain now why ignoring this will seriously affect your ability to analyse your website’s historic performance.


3 months ago


Creative SEO

How your customers can help you build links

One way you might not be harnessing your customers is by working with them to boost your website’s visibility through search. When outreach to influencers goes stale, or if you’re struggling to make headway with your content marketing, working with your customer and prospect base can be an effective tactic to generate awareness and SEO value. Here’s how…


12 months ago

Digital experiments: a three-minute guide to channel testing

With online marketing, you can measure and adapt every aspect of your strategy, learn what your audience responds to best, and gain an advantage over your competition. But what should you test? We’ll take you through some essential pointers when looking to improve the performance of your online marketing.


1 year ago

Interview: Marina Cheal, CMO at Reevoo, talks reviews, customers and conversions

This week on the blog, 3WhiteHats welcomes Marina Cheal, chief marketing officer at UGC collection platform, Reevoo. Experts in connecting brands with their customers, Reevoo understands the make-or-break value of harnessing real ratings and reviews online.


1 year ago

YouTube vs Vimeo: defining the best platform for businesses

These two video hosting juggernauts have been around for over 12 years now, each offering a unique way of publishing and consuming content in an increasingly video-orientated marketing world. The question is, which one of these services is right for your brand? Here’s a guide to some of the pros and cons of each, so you can make the right choice and start getting the most out of your video content.


1 year ago


Paid Media

How to optimise your Shopping feed data

So, let’s assume that you have your Google Shopping campaigns set up (if you don’t then you might want to think about it...), so now all you have to do is the usual bid optimisation and you’ll be raking in the money, right? Well, not quite. While bids and the structure of your campaigns will be the most influential factors that you can change, the feed itself can also be altered to improve Shopping performance.So what can you do to make it better?


2 months ago

How to build a paid strategy for your brand

Online marketing is a dense forest of choice. It’s also packed full of tempting but potentially injudicious ways to tear through your marketing budget, if you’re not sufficiently focused. Prominent among the promise-versus-pitfall brigade is the black hole of ‘paid media’ (also known as PPC or pay-per-click).


9 months ago

A guide to launching a remarkable remarketing campaign

To get the most out of your remarketing efforts, there are a few best practices that will help you get results in brand lift and ROI from your campaign. Here’s our guide to launching your first remarketing campaign.


1 year ago

Matching Google: the evolution of exact in AdWords

Google is dexterously moving towards a new approach for PPC keyword management, and, more specifically, how we use exact match keywords. Here’s what you need to know about the recent updates to close variants.


1 year ago


Resources

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Marketing Events, Conferences & Meetups in Wellington

We've compiled a list of Wellington's top marketing events, conferences and meetups. Take your business (or career) to the next level!


4 weeks ago

Seven beginner WordPress plugins

So, your WordPress blog is coming along nicely. Now it’s time to make improvements. You’ve done some research, and you know there are tons of ways to boost SEO – maybe you’ve even started streamlining your blog’s SEO yourself. And while you know what to do, you’re quickly finding out that the what is only half the battle – you have to actually make the changes and keep your site optimised. But all of this tedious legwork doesn’t have to be done manually. WordPress is incredibly user-friendly, meaning there are a plethora of plugins to help with your blog’s SEO. Beyond that, there are hundreds of other SEO tools at your disposal across the internet.


1 year ago

Twitter’s expanded tweets and what it means for your social campaigns

Twitter has announced the update that many marketers have spent a long time patiently waiting for. Similar to when constructing Google Ads, there’s nothing more frustrating than composing your scheduled tweets only to find that meticulously-designed imagery tears into the character limit, forcing you to alter and dilute your messaging.


2 years ago

Things we learned from September’s Brighton SEO

It was yet another stellar Brighton SEO, booming with digital creatives from across the country and brimming with cutting-edge knowledge and industry insight. The September conference proved to be the largest in its history, with more speakers, sponsors and delegates than ever before.


2 years ago


Technical SEO

How Blockchain is already transforming digital marketing

When most people think blockchain, their minds go straight to those headline-grabbing cryptocurrencies. And sure, the likes of Bitcoin and Ethereum are great exponents of the technology, but they are far from its only use. In fact, cryptocurrencies represent just the tip of a particularly large technological iceberg.


1 month ago

Google changes affecting local queries

As Google continuously updates in order to keep up with our ever-changing world of tech, we ask, what are the recent changes affecting local queries? Also, what important improvements are worth considering in 2018?


6 months ago

How to respond to negative Google My Business reviews

Encouraging your customers to leave a Google My Business (GMB) review is more than just a good SEO tactic. It can be great for your brand too. But what do you do should a dreaded negative GMB review arrive?


11 months ago

SEO tools we love!

Tools, tools, tools; in digital marketing there are plenty to choose from, but which ones make the cut when it comes to providing useful insights? We’ve been rummaging in our SEO toolbox, and want to share some favourites with you. Here are the main ones we use on a daily basis, what they offer and why we love ‘em.


1 year ago