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1st step – tracking mechanism: You need to be able to install an effective tracking mechanism. At the most basic level, installing something such as Google Analytics will let you view performance across your site. 
2nd step – tracking links: Next is implementing tracking links within the URLs of your social media campaigns. These coded URLs will help in measuring social-originated conversions and indirect conversions.
3d step – measuring the interaction between the visitor and your content: The reality is that each visitor can interact with your content in their own unique way. That is why behavior flow tracking is needed.

4th step – attribution tracking: Google Analytics has rolled out attribution tracking. Their solution now gives companies the ability to get a little bit more insight into the programs that contributed to the conversion.