Website Analytics and Global Reach

Digital Media World Meeting of Families and the Visit of Pope Francis to Philadelphia 2015

The WMOF website was a wonderful and dynamic site. Information was continually added and updated. After the WMOF and visit of Pope Francis, the analytics were viewed and shared with our teams. It was amazing to see what the actual traffic and numbers rose to. Clearly, there was a world-wide interest in following this historic visit! 

Web and Social Media Analytics

Keeping track of web and social media analytics is a great way to find out what resonates most with people. Every social media and web tool has a way to measure views and reach. Some tools will also track multiple tools and aggregate information. 

Reasons to Track Web and Social Media Reach

  1. Find out what resonates most with your readers/followers  - What do people like most? Share most? 
  2. Evaluate process currently being used - What is working? What is not?
  3. Use results to Inform upcoming strategy and update communications plans - What needs to be added to your current processes? What can you take away?
  4. Report out to organization/school/business - Is devoting resources paying off?
  5. Communicate to public - People find statistics interesting. What about this information will be valuable to the public?
  6. It is easy - How is this best done? There are many great tools to assist in the process. 
  7. Continue sharing great information! - How can you continue to provide great information that is valuable to others? 

Below is an infographic generated after WMOF. These statistics cover one week of web traffic and social media and represent highlights from our website and social media statistics. What stands out to you most?

In a future post, I'll look at specific tools for generating statistics and infographics. 


Communication Tools For School Leaders

Communication today requires a clear eye on what is happening in today's web and mobile spaces. Everywhere people are easily and quickly keeping in touch via technology. What does this mean to schools or organizations? How can they select communications tools that make sense for their school or organization? As a beginning, knowing what each tool is and how it is used is very helpful. Then you can choose what works best for you! In a recent presentation to elementary school principals, I worked with Jim Meredith to present options to school leaders. Here is our list!

  1. Facebook

  2. Facebook Cover Maker/Facebook Profile Maker

  3. Twitter

  4. Email Blasts

  5. Text Alerts

  6. Events Online

  7. Blogs

  8. Podcasts

  9. Youtube

  10. Vimeo

  11. School Mobile Apps

  12. Website Makeovers

  13. Google Forms/Survey Monkey

  14. Google Docs

  15. Google Plus/Google Hangouts

  16. Google Communities

  17. Instagram

  18. Shutterfly/Flickr

  19. Pinterest

  20. Linkedin