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Ari Levola

Digital Marketing Web Analyst & Search Engine Optimizer

Helsinki, Finland

Who?
Who?

Hi! I’m Ari Levola. Web-analyst and search sngine optimizer from Helsinki, Finland. I have an excellent knowledge of web analytics (setup & analysis) and working with SEO.

Drop me a line if you have a project or questions that I can help with.

 

  • Location: Helsinki, Finland / Remote
  • Mobile: +358 45 631 3741
  • Email: ari@arilevola.fi
Working history
2016 ->
Freelancer | Web Analyst & Search Engine Optimizer

I do digital marketing analytics, website web analytics (tracking setup & insight analysis) and search engine optimisation for SMEs and organisations.

2020 ->
Business Designer | Yle (Finnish Broadcasting Company)

The work involves exploring future media and developing customer experience using data and research.

2017 - 2020
Web Analyst | Yle (Finnish Broadcasting Company)

My work was to use web analytics to provide product development with information to support decision making. I also worked on developing search engine visibility for the Yle.fi website, digital marketing and growth hacking.

2016 - 2017
Digital Marketing Specialist | Duunitori Oy

Search engine visibility, digital marketing and web analytics development work on the Duunitori.fi website.

2014 - 2016
SEO & Web-analytics Specialist | Tulos Helsinki

Expert in technical search engine optimization and web analytics for client (b2b & b2c) website development projects.

2012 - 2013
SEO Consultant | Klikkicom

Search engine optimisation consultancy work from all angles: technology, content and link building.

Education
2013 - 2017
Master of Philosophy, University of Tampere

Master’s programme in Internet & Games Studies

Thesis (in Finnish only): Development of the search engine optimisation industry and interaction between players(2017)

2008 - 2012
Culture producer, HUMAK University of Applied Sciences

University of applied sciences studies in cultural production

Thesis (in Finnish only): Study to improve the usability of the LoudEvents service for artists and venues (2012).

What I do | Services
Web Analytics

Properly installed website visitor tracking (e.g. Google Analytics) will tell you what your website visitors are doing on your website and where they are coming from. Web analytics are used to develop customer insight and verify the effectiveness of marketing efforts.

Search engine optimisation | SEO

Search engine optimisation makes your website more visible in Google search results for searches that people interested in your website’s subject matter use. Search engine optimisation is done by modifying the site’s technology, content and links to make them as understandable and reliable as possible.

Digital marketing analytics

Digital marketing analytics are used to optimise the targeting and effectiveness of advertising, and to measure the effectiveness of published content, for example. Digital marketing analytics ensure the most efficient use of marketing resources.

What does a web analyst do?

The job of a web analyst is a complex combination of measuring and analysing the use of websites and applications, installing analytics monitoring and ensuring data quality, and understanding the different online platforms in the digital world. In simple terms, web analytics can mean tracking the number of visitors to a website, but in most cases it is much more than that.

Web analytics project steps
In practice, the work of a web analyst is determined by where the development and use of web analytics is at the start of the project. The work may start from the very beginning, i.e. from the first web analytics monitoring installation on a website or application. This strongly involves defining what web analytics should measure. In most cases, a website will have clearly defined objectives (e.g. sales for e-commerce or lead generation for b2b sites), which web analytics will try to monitor at different levels. This work will eventually allow you to start measuring and analysing the use of the service and the events that take place there.

Web pages and applications
Web analytics is often strongly associated with work on websites, but applications (mobile devices and TV, for example) are also familiar to web analysts. Working with applications, web analytics is broadly similar, although the setup of monitoring is different. There are also often differences in the user experience between apps and websites, so the analysis work needs to take into account the characteristics of the platforms.

Understanding traffic sources
Web analytics also includes a strong focus on analysing traffic to websites. These traffic sources include Google’s search engine, and various social media channels such as Facebook or Instagram. This includes, of course, an understanding of digital advertising channels and how to track and analyse them.

Collaboration
The work of a web analyst can be summarised as building reliable web analytics monitoring, understanding different digital platforms and analysing the data from them, not forgetting reporting and data visualisation. From the web analyst’s point of view, analysing data and searching for explanations for various phenomena is often the less common part of the job, which requires some background work in web analytics projects. The role of the web analyst is often conversational and guiding. Quite often the work is done in close collaboration with web developers and, for example, the marketing team.

Who does web analytics?
Companies may have several people working on web analytics, even if there is no designated web analyst. Personally, I have worked in web analytics more or less all my career, but the title I have used has often been something other than web analyst (e.g. seo consultant, business designer and digital marketing specialist). However, web analytics software has always been the main and most used tool in my work.

What do you use to do web analytics?
From my own experience, the most commonly used products seem to be Google’s products and in particular the different versions of Google Analytics (Universal Analytics, GA4). Google Analytics is also strongly associated with the tag management software Google Tag Manager, and the data visualization platform Google Data Studio. There are other web analytics systems on the market and I am particularly familiar with Adobe Analytics, but Google Analytics is by far the most common solution on the market. This is due to the free basic version and the ease of use.

Contact
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+358 45 631 3741

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