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Data is everything, whether you’re a business owner, an in-house generalist or work on behalf of a client for an agency. Objective analysis of the ups, downs and in-betweens of a marketing campaign is essential for sustainable growth and optimal ROI. Get the finer points of turning analytics and measurement into KPI-surpassing tactics from seasoned experts.

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GA4 Webinar: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Your current Google Analytics is going away – but don’t fret, GA4 experts from Granular hosted a webinar to share all of the relevant information you need to know about the switch from Google Analytics to GA4. Check out the webinar below, followed by more in-depth information on key slides and helpful resources. If you[…]

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Google Marketing Live 2024: Key Updates and The Impact on Marketers

The 2024 Google Marketing Live event was a lot to take in, as Google unveiled several updates allegedly designed to supercharge our advertising efforts. From AI-powered creative assets to immersive shopping ads, there’s a lot to unpack… Now this is where you would normally find our in-depth blog post about everything you should and would[…]

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Activate Google Consent Mode in Google Ads with One of These 5 CMPs

Let’s compare five popular Consent Management Platforms (CMPs) that integrate with Google’s Consent Mode. This guide is designed to help you choose the right platform that facilitates compliance with privacy laws while retaining your ability to build, execute, and iterate data-driven marketing. Below we evaluate each CMP’s compatibility with Google’s Consent Mode, their cost-effectiveness, and[…]

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Navigating the Post-Cookie Landscape: Strategies and Insights

In the latest installment of the Granular Webinar Series, we delve into the imminent shift away from traditional cookie-based tracking. This comprehensive session is designed to arm marketers, advertisers, and businesses with the knowledge and strategies necessary to adapt and flourish in the cookie-free world. Jordon Meyer, the Founder and CEO of Granular, together with[…]

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The 5 Most Overlooked Google Ads Metrics

Google provides you with dozens of metrics you can use to determine your Google Ads campaign performance. We all know some of the most important ones like conversions, cost-per-conversion, and conversion value. Those are final performance metrics that are not telling the full story. In fact, there are many non-lead KPIs that are worth exploring,[…]

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Revisiting GA4 – Answering Ten of the Most Common Questions

In the fast-paced realm of digital analytics, staying abreast of the latest updates is pivotal for making informed, data-driven decisions for your business. Google Analytics 4 (GA4) has introduced significant changes, and in this follow-up to our GA4 Webinar: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly , we’ll delve into key features, addressing common questions[…]

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Find Your Break-even Customer Acquisition Cost (CAC) For Lead-To-Sale Journeys

Are you confident that your lead-gen advertising campaigns are profitable? If you’re not 100% sure, there’s no need to worry, we’ve got you covered!  You need to learn about your break-even customer acquisition costs, and the key is to identify the threshold between unprofitable and profitable advertising. I’m going to use a fake catering business[…]

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Are you really responsible for your FYP?

I’ve been an avid TikTok user since 2020 for obvious reasons. When TikTok first became popular, the platform was a great escape from the trials of the real world. The comedy, exploration of new topics, and seeing shared experiences made the content engrossing and hard to put down.  As someone who has opened TikTok basically[…]

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How Will The iOS 17 Update Impact Your Marketing?

If you feel like you’re being bombarded with iOS 17 update information, you’re not alone. The recent Apple iOS update was announced back in June, and since then it has everyone talking, specifically marketers.  So, what’s going to change? Let’s take a look at the new features and how some of these changes are going[…]

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GA4 Tagging Changes in GTM You Will Love

Those who use Google Tag Manager often may have noticed that Google’s default “GA4 Configuration” tag has disappeared from the list of tag types. Google has decided to roll this into what they call their “Google tag” which is a standardized place to manage your GA4 configuration tagging. Google plans to roll this Google tag[…]

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GA4 Webinar: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Your current Google Analytics is going away – but don’t fret, GA4 experts from Granular hosted a webinar to share all of the relevant information you need to know about the switch from Google Analytics to GA4. Check out the webinar below, followed by more in-depth information on key slides and helpful resources. If you[…]

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Industrial B2B Conversion Rate and CPC Trends

When reporting on campaign data, especially with newer clients, we often get some form of the question “Are these numbers good?” or “How does this performance stack up compared to other people in my industry?” These clients, while all in the industrial/manufacturing space, vary greatly in account size & scope. Their ad spend ranges from[…]

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5 Beginner Google Data Studio Mistakes We Wish We Hadn’t Made

At Granular, we used to use spreadsheets for our client-facing KPI reporting. This involved downloading data for every account we had, then molding it into charts and graphs that would be readable by a client. As our number of clients grew, this task became much more difficult. We had to find an automated solution that[…]

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Google Sheets: An Apology

For too long, I disregarded Google Sheets as a poor man’s Excel. I’d grown up with excel – from making tables in 5th grade to learning advanced linear programming in my Supply Chain degree courses. Google Sheets didn’t have the processing power, the features, the familiarity. And in some respects, it still doesn’t. There’s no[…]

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The Definitive Ranking of Milwaukee’s Best French Fries

Here at Granular, we’ve read countless articles and have had many heated discussions about who has the best French fries in Milwaukee. Being data-driven individuals, we always took issue with the methodologies we read about from other sources. So naturally, we had to take matters into our own hands and bring you the definitive list[…]

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Use Internal Site Search Data to Improve Your PPC Marketing

The internal search box on your website is an opportunity for you to learn about the people who use your website and what they search for. The data you obtain from your internal search analytics is an amazing resource that tells you what your visitors cannot find on your site. There is also the opportunity[…]

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Combining Google Sheets Add-Ons for Optimal Budgeting

Within Google Sheets there are tools that are really rarely used despite the power behind them. You can find these tools in Add-ons. There is a plethora of them available, but the one I use the most is the Supermetrics add-on. Supermetrics has the capabilities to bring data in from all platforms, and from there[…]

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Remarketing Audiences to Create in Google Analytics

Remarketing isn’t anything new anymore. It’s become one of the most common forms of Display advertising within the AdWords platform. Creating audiences in AdWords is fairly simple and is good for creating basic audiences. Google Analytics, on the other hand, allows you to create several, layered audiences that can be used to make your remarketing[…]

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