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LinkedIn Analytics is the platform's native reporting tool that can be used to measure the performance of LinkedIn marketing campaigns. It can also be used to generate reports measuring a variety of metrics including connections, search result appearances, number of comments, number of page follows, number of discussions, clicks, site visits, profile views, number of likes, number of shares, number of group members, number of impressions, and finally leads.
Company page analytics is particularly useful for marketers because it helps evaluate engagement of your individual posts, identify trends across key metrics, understand more about your follower demographics and sources, and finally understand more about your page traffic and its activity. There are three main sections within this tool visitors, updates, and followers. And each can be accessed by clicking the analytics dropdown at the top of your LinkedIn page.
Here you can control the time period the data covers by selecting the timeframe dropdown next to visitors in the upper left corner of the page.
There are two types of visitor analytics you can track in the Admin Center:
In the Update section of the company page analytics, there are three different types of data you can track:
Here there are four main types of data that can be tracked:
Campaign Manager provides performance metrics to help you measure the effectiveness of your ad campaign. These metrics can be seen in Campaign Manager when viewing your campaign. They can also be downloaded as performance reports.
Some metrics will not be shown if you are not running that particular ad format or do not have that particular feature enabled. For example, if you're running sponsored content ads you will be able to see social action data. If you are running sponsored InMail ads you will be able to see sends, opens, and others InMail metrics. If you have LinkedIn conversion tracking setup, then you will see conversion metrics.
To download a performance report, select one of the options from the export button in the top right of the page. You can filter performance by date ranges or choose a custom date. This report provides campaign performance. These are daily metrics for all campaigns in the account. Ad performance. These are daily metrics for each creative across all campaigns in the account. And Click Intelligence. This is a summary of who's clicked on your campaigns. Data in this summary is based on your targeting filters.Back to Top
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ABOUT THIS DIGITAL MARKETING MODULE
This module focuses on LinkedIn and shows how you can use the platform to build and develop professional connections with your target audience. You learn how to use LinkedIn-specific features, such as Company pages and Showcase pages, to build your company presence on the platform. The module goes on to cover the different ad formats available on LinkedIn, such as Text ads, Sponsored ads, Sponsored InMails, Display ads, and Dynamic ads, and outlines best practices for advertising on the platform. Finally, it teaches you how to use analytics with LinkedIn to measure the success of your campaigns.
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