Ecommerce tracking for Pay-Per-Click (PPC) Return on Investment (ROI) is crucial for assessing the effectiveness of your advertising campaigns and optimizing your marketing spending.
To start, keep these three strategic goals in mind to measure your eCommerce KPIs + campaign success:
- Select your eCommerce KPIs, then track their corresponding metrics.
- Ensure you have an analytics system to measure metrics as accurately as possible.
- Set benchmarks for your eCommerce KPIs list to track success.
Keep your digital marketing ads measurable and accountable to show precise results for your campaign budget and effort. That way, you can know exactly how much return you get on your marketing investment and ad spend.
Google Analytics is the trusted tool for tracking website performance and eCommerce conversion success. When you implement advanced eCommerce tracking, your store and code collect specific eCommerce KPIs important to ongoing budget optimization. Thanks to a line of code, you can track visitors coming to your website from multi-channel PPC ads. You need to set up benchmarks for your eCommerce KPIs since they provide insight into what is working, what needs improvement, and your growth rates. Understanding how ads and sales perform helps you accurately calculate your Return on Ad Spend (ROAS) and make the necessary marketing adjustments.
Top Ecommerce KPIs
Ecommerce Conversion Rate
Ecommerce Conversion Rate is the percentage of visits that resulted in an eCommerce transaction.
Return on Investment (ROI)
This is your revenue from marketing divided by expenses, including your cost of goods sold (COGS).
Return on Ad Spend (ROAS)
The revenue generated from your marketing efforts is divided by your marketing costs.
How to Drive Maximum Return on Ad Spend (ROAS)
While similar to standard eCommerce ROI metrics, it provides specific measurements for each marketing channel, such as:
- Google AdWords
- Google Shopping Ads
- Facebook Ads
- Instagram Ads
- LinkedIn Ads
- and more…
ROAS measures how much money you make for every dollar you spend on advertising. ROAS greater than 1, you break even. If ROAS is negative, you’re upside down in your advertising efforts. Therefore, if it’s greater than one, you have a successful campaign, which you can further optimize with CRO+ UX. Example: You allocate $2,000 of your marketing budget to a PPC campaign. By tracking the clicks that the campaign generated and following them on through to check-out, you determine those clicks generated $10,000 in sales. $10,000 / $2,000 = $5. Every dollar of ad spending resulted in $5.00 worth of sales.
How to Get Better Results (More ROAS) from Your Advertising Budget
Remember that ROAS is determined by dividing the total revenue from ads by the cost of those ads. If revenue increases but ad spending remains the same, your ROAS will grow. On the ad side, the goal is to spend less per click. On the Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO) side, the goal is to sell more. How can you accomplish both?
We have some tips to help. Top 4 Ways CRO Can Boost ROAS:
- Remove friction through psychological design.
- Up-sell and cross-sell to increase average order value.
- Diminish cart abandonment so more prospects make it through to make the purchase.
- Convert ad clicks into paying customers with a seamless user experience (UX).
We’re trusted by local businesses, SMBs, and enterprise brands to build PPC campaigns that generate ongoing value.
We found the best way to maximize your marketing budget and advertising spend is to combine eCommerce KPI tracking through Google Analytics with a CRO optimization tool. For example, our proprietary web tracking software generates UX insights through heat, click, eye-tracking maps, and record user sessions.
Our system is transparent and accountable by combining our enhanced eCommerce tracking analysis with expert strategy, ad creativity, and ongoing post-launch optimization. Through ongoing tracking, measurement, and human insights research, we make your eCommerce campaigns rock solid.
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