Most people with websites are constantly trying to measure performance by examining basic analytics. If you have a website, you probably know that you can evaluate your content to determine if it is financially efficient, but you might not understand how. Here is how you can perform some basic calculations on your articles and other posts.

Assign a Financial Value To Your Posts

The most common types of content include blog posts and ebooks. Whenever someone interacts with your content and follows up by downloading something, filling out a form, or purchasing an item, you can assign a financial value to your items. You need to keep track of this information and document how much each item is worth each month. Be sure you understand how these statistics are changing over time and if factors like seasonality impact them. Once you have this information, you can start pairing it with other data to help you make informed decisions about your site.

Gather the Data Needed To Evaluate the Efficiency

To make data-based decisions from your financial values, you need to conduct a little more research into the type of content users are interacting with. Basically, you should be looking for the type of items people interact with and popular topics. This can tell you where you should invest most of your budget and determine which areas you need to improve upon.

Establish Your Expected Results


Once you’ve done your calculations and gathered information about the different data types, you need to establish what financial results you want out of each type of post. When performing your calculations, you gathered only enough information to understand past trends, which doesn’t give most website managers enough data to predict future trends. So, instead of using this information to predict the outcome of your next upload, you should use it to create goals for your website. Take the information, figure out which areas need improvement and which are the most efficient, and use that to fuel your next posts.

Most people understand that certain items on their website are more financially efficient than others. However, they may not know exactly how to determine the most efficient items. Following these steps can help you get started understanding what is contributing the most to interactions and purchases with your site. This can help you make informed decisions about what to include and how to improve your pages.