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Increase sales with SMS and Google Analytics

Margus Sütt

28 Sep 2015 -

5 min read

Margus Sütt

28 Sep 2015

-

2 min read

SMS is a great tool for marketing campaigns - it’s cost efficient, with one of the highest conversion rates, and it’s super simple to get started. That all sounds great, but it is vital to monitor the traffic, as well to understand how did the users carry out what you planned for them to do on your site.

Google Analytics is a marvelous tool to measure efficiency of your mass messaging campaigns in real-time, as well as make your conclusions for following campaigns. Here are three simple steps to help you to increase sales via SMS campaigns with Google Analytics.

As usual, less is more

One single SMS can be up to 160 characters, which is more than enough to help a user visit your site. Trying to keep the text short and to the point will help to raise the conversion rate and, not end up in the whirlpool of "too long, didn't read it". Here are your first tips on the URL you will use in the SMS text:

  1. Pick your landing page that is optimized for mobile usage

  2. Use Google URL Builder to generate custom campaign parameters for measuring.

  3. Use shortened URL to save precious characters in an SMS. Use this tool by Google to shorten URLs: https://goo.gl.

Getting ready to send messages

It’s very easy to start sending messages with Messente’s platform. Here is a brief tutorial on how to start with your first SMS market campaign: http://messente.com/blog/messente/how-to-start-sms-marketing

Reports

After you have sent out the campaign, start gathering valuable information from Google Analytics. What's great about it is that they have packed a lot of insightful reports in it to see behavioral information, such as bounce rate, page views, goal completion, etc. This allows you to make adjustments to improve future campaigns. For your first steps, the basic overview has enough useful information for a comprehensive overview:

Take a look at the  tutorial on how to use Google Analytics to ensure maximum value from your SMS marketing campaigns.

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Margus Sütt

Key account manager

Margus works as a business analyst at Messente. Identifying new opportunities and going deep into industries Margus consults Messente's key customers to help their businesses to advance.




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