We’ve already discussed challenges of a Request an Appointment page and how to make your tool easier to use. Now it’s time to measure how well your Request an Appointment tool is working. This is when analytics and metrics become your best friend.
Analytics tools will help you to analyze your returns. There are a number of tools that you can use. At AVID Design, we love Google Analytics because of the dynamic breadth of information it offers in addition to its connection to Google AdWords. All have their perks, but it will be about finding the tool that is best suited for your needs.
You’ll want to compare numbers about 60 days to 90 days after updates have been made. Larger data buckets carry the most value and thirty days may not be enough to gather gold. Here are some helpful questions to ask when comparing both information sets:
Analyzing this data can give you a fact-based, user oriented perspective on how effective your Request an Appointment tool is. You can use this insight to make informed decisions about Request an Appointment page performance, navigation, conversion placement, and the kind of conversions you should be using. For the best strategy, find an SEO expert or web vendor who will strategize the best approach.
If you are interested in reading more about effective Request an Appointment forms, check out my previous posts, Why You Should Revisit your Request an Appointment Form, and Seven Golden Rules of Request an Appointment Forms.
AVID Design offers full-scale written and visual communication services for hospitals and healthcare systems, including Web design, SEO and PPC content development and assessment, online video and rich media, analytics and measurement, content management systems and more.
Melissa Clarke | Account Manager | AVID Design
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