Media Metrics Roundup for July 27, 2016

    by Jason Alcorn
    July 27, 2016

    Eight Lessons the Economist Social Media Team Learned

    (Denise Law / Medium)
    Insight and examples from a year of growth.

    Looking at Metrics? Here are 55 Questions to Consider First

    (Andrew Losowsky  / Poynter)
    If you read Melody Kramer’s list of 50 metrics, you’ll want to read this too.

    The Google Analytics Audit Checklist

    (Tim Allen / Distilled)
    The out-of-the-box setup isn’t so good, so let’s fix it.


    The New York Times is Trying to Narrow the Distance Between Reporters and Analytics Data

    (Shan Wang / NiemanLab)
    The Times had a “last-mover advantage” in building an in-house dashboard.

    The Growing Trend in Audience Metrics

    (Glenn Schutz / Folio)
    Print brands are getting into the metrics game too.

    From MetricShift:

    How the Los Angeles Times Located Students from ’06 Immigration Protests by Daniela Gerson


    Big Data, Smart Data, Fast Data…. Creative Data? by Ian Gibbs

    How Podcasts Could Impact Political Reporting by Tim Cigelske

    What NewsWhip Learned From Analyzing 30 Days of Facebook Live Videos by Liam Corcoran

    4 Tips to Increase Metrics by Highlighting Your Archives by Tim Cigelske

    How to Measure SEO Success for Recent Content by Joel Abrams

    How Will Facebook’s Algorithm Changes Impact Your Newsroom? by Allie VanNest

    Why Pageviews Matter in Measuring Native Ads by Kunal Gupta

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    How to Measure Impact in Journalism [August 17]
    > Collab/Space Chicago: The Business of VR [Sept. 30]
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    Jason Alcorn (@jasonalcorn) is the Metrics Editor for MediaShift. In addition to his work with MediaShift, he is an analyst with the Media Impact Project and works as a consultant with non-profits and newsrooms.

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