When it comes to marketing, creating content and playing with the latest digital toys may be more fun than analyzing your data. But without evaluating results, it’s impossible to understand the return on investment, or how to improve it. To make matters worse, there is a right way and a wrong way to analyse your marketing data. Some data points might make you feel great, but they may add very little value. These are known as vanity metrics. They’re flashy numbers that look great on paper but have no clear benefit, and provide little help for future marketing decisions. Odds are you are using these metrics. So, what are they, and what should you be looking at instead?