Tag it to Flag it — Using UTM Codes to Capture

CPA Firm Business Development

Is marketing measurable?”

 “What results do we get from the firm’s marketing initiatives?”

 Thanks to an array of digital tools, marketers can now effectively answer these questions and more. One simple but powerful way to demonstrate results and gain valuable insight to enhance future campaigns is to use UTM tags.

What is UTM Tagging?

UTM (Urchin Tracking Modules) tags are snippets of code that you add to a link to help you track the performance of your marketing campaigns in Google Analytics. For traffic that comes to your website via tagged links in your communications, you can identify important information—where the traffic is coming from, how it is getting to you, why it’s coming to you, and whether it resulted in a lead.

This works by using three to five “UTM Parameters” in the links:

  • Source: Where the traffic originated from, for example LinkedIn or a particular email list from your database
  • Medium: What medium the traffic originated from: social, email, cpc, banner, print

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About Jill Jacobs

Jill Jacobs is a marketing consultant who advises professional services firms on strategies to innovate and grow. Leveraging her experience as a former Chief Marketing Officer at national accounting and advisory firms, she offers clients tailored solutions that help them increase revenue, enhance brand recognition, and deliver exceptional experiences to their clients. Connect with Jill at

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