10 must-have search marketing metrics

Katya Zeisig
Katya Zeisig

Published August 9, 2016, updated Jan, 20 2022

10 must-have search marketing metrics

Organic search traffic is the backbone of SEO. Services such as Google Analytics, Moz, Searchmetrics, and Alexa gather extensive search marketing data that you can track, and in turn help you drive more leads to your website. With great data comes great responsibilities...Get it! But seriously, gathering search marketing data means all kinds of things, but it’s important to remember that action is dependant on what you are looking for, a question that relies on the metrics you decide to track. I’ve brought together 10 of the most important and informative search marketing metrics to my team.

Search Marketing Metrics | Google Analytics
Search Marketing Metrics | comScore
Search Marketing Metrics | Alexa
Search Marketing Metrics | Moz

Digital marketers are constantly trying to increase their company’s SEO visibility, and it can be difficult to manage, analyze, and implement the right content and data to do this. Here you will find a multitude of metrics that will help you build out a sleek search marketing dashboard and better understand how to define your organization's KPIs.

I have even more good news: building a search marketing dashboard isn't hard! Each of the metrics shown in this blog are only a few clicks away. All you need is a Klipfolio account (which you set up using our free trial), and then click the add a Klip button to add the metric to your dashboard. It's really that simple.

Search Marketing Dashboard

In recent years, social media has become increasingly influential in the realm of marketing and consumer behaviour. For that reason, marketing teams are allocating a significant portion of their work towards social media marketing. That being said, it’s easy to forget there’s another major conversion driver: search engine traffic. Search engine traffic is, and will always be, a crucial component of company awareness and success. Pushing out great content that prospects are searching for and wanting to read increases brand trust, and the more you do this, the more visibility you will gain.

Search Marketing Metrics | Search Marketing Dashboard

I want my team to be able to see how our content pages are ranking and how effective our pages are at converting users into leads. More importantly, we want to be able to seek out opportunities and measure how our efforts respond to these gaps. Our search metrics dashboard gives them insight into the metrics that matter and provide them with actionable data.

10 essential metrics to have on your search marketing dashboard

Keeping track of all your search engine marketing metrics can get overwhelming, and knowing which metrics to monitor can be tough. Here are a few of the top metrics used to monitor search marketing metrics:

Even more metrics to help you stay in control of your search marketing in our Integrations section.

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