How to Find Your Most Profitable Email Campaigns in Google Analytics

Do you want to know which of your email marketing campaigns are generating the most eCommerce sales? Using a trackable URL in your emails is an easy way to find out which emails bring in more sales. In this guide, we’ll show you how to find your most profitable email marketing campaigns in Google Analytics.

The Benefits of Email Campaign Tracking With Google Analytics

Google Analytics allows you to track how profitable your email marketing campaigns are.

To track the performance of your emails, all you need to do is to generate your promotional URLs with a special code called a UTM code. You can easily do this from your WordPress dashboard using the MonsterInsights URL builder.

You can then use those URLs in your email newsletter to link to your merchandise on your site.

Once you discover how your emails are performing, you can figure out which types of emails are the most effective by analyzing subject lines, format, copy, segmentation, and more.

We’ll walk you through how to set up email campaign tracking with Google Analytics, step by step.

Step 1: Install the MonsterInsights eCommerce Addon

To start tracking your sales data, the first thing you need to do is to install MonsterInsights and connect Google Analytics with it.

Then you’ll have to install the eCommerce addon on your site. You can learn how to install and activate the eCommerce addon.

Step 2: Enable Ecommerce Tracking in Google Analytics Account

Then, you’ll need to enable eCommerce tracking in your Google Analytics account.

For this, log in to Google Analytics and select the website in which you want to enable eCommerce tracking.

click on google analytics view

Next, click Admin in the right menu bar.

click admin

Now you can click Ecommerce Settings under the column on the right.

click ecommerce settings under the right hand column

Next, click the slider under the first step, Enable Ecommerce, to turn it from off to on. Then click the Next Step button.

submit your ecommerce tracking settings

All you have to do now is click the Submit button.

Step 3: Create a Trackable URL

Using the MonsterInsights URL builder, you can add a small code snippet to the URL of your sales page called a UTM code. UTM codes help you to track information about the source, medium and campaign whenever anyone clicks on those links.

To build a custom URL with a UTM code, visit Insights » Tools.

This tool makes it easy to build your URL’s with all the relevant information. You just need to enter the URL you want to track, along with its parameters.

campaign url builder

The parameters you can add to a link are:

  • Campaign Source (utm_source): It is used to describe the traffic source in which the link will be placed. You can specify the newsletter name for utm_source.
  • Campaign Medium (utm_medium): It is used to describe the marketing activity. For example, you can specify email as your utm_medium.
  • Campaign Name (utm_campgain): If you’re sending a promotional email series, you can specify it here like summer campaign, product launch etc.

After specifying the required details, you can copy the URL and insert it into your email campaigns.

Now the full URL you just created will look like this:

http://www.example.com/store?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=spring_sale

Finding Your Email Campaigns Report in Google Analytics

In your Google Analytics account, you can find email campaigns report under Acquisition » Campaigns » All Campaigns.

google analytics campaigns tracking

By default, Campaign Name is chosen as the primary dimension in your report. Just above the tabular report, you can easily choose a different primary dimension such as Source, Medium, Source/Medium.

choose primary dimension i

In order to view which email marketing campaigns lead to the most eCommerce sales, select E-commerce from the dropdown menu, which you can see in the Conversions column.

select ecommerce in conversions menu

That’s it!

We hope this guide helped you to learn more about tracking email marketing campaigns in Google Analytics.

If you enjoyed this article, you may also want to read this guide on identifying high converting landing pages in Google Analytics, or these popup hacks to grow your subscribers and revenue. And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more Google Analytics tutorials

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