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Traffic Reports

It is already twelve days past. I started a new campaign since March 20. Here is an update of it.

From 2019.03.20 to 2019.3.30

Compared with the previous year.

 

Traffic from 2019.3.20 to 2019.3.30
  • Users: 39.76% increase
  • New Users: 39.46% increase
  • Sessions: 45.73% increase
  • Pageviews: 77.61% increase
  • Bounce Rate: 8.54% decrease.

These changes are in a good direction. I am happy about it.

Based on the Awstats report.

During the same period.

Average Visits is 576,  105% increase.

Average pages is 2379,  165% increase.

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New Campaign for my Blog

It is a new year, 2019. Almost passed the first quarter.

I would like to increase Blog traffic in 2019. So, It is a new two weeks campaign.

There are certain things I will do on my blog.

  • Clean the old post.
  • Fix or remove the broken links.
  • Blog UI re-design or change.
  • Improve the web page load speed.
  • Fix the featured image of each post.
  • Make more post on my Blog.
  • Promote the Blog on Search Engine.
  • Promote the Blog on Social Media Site.
  • Connection with other blog and/or web sites.
  • On-site optimization.

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Universal Analytics: Out of beta

The day after April Fool, Google announced Universal Analytics is out of beta.

I have already switch my tracking code from the original old code to Universal Analytics code. Nothing need be changed on my sites. The only benefit form the official release is, more features come out.

Feature parity with Classic Analytics, new reports, better user-centric analysis

When Google first introduced Universal Analytics and ran the beta trial, the number one request from users was for full access to all Google Analytics features and tools. Bringing Universal Analytics out of beta means that all the features, reports, and tools of Classic Analytics are now available in the product, including Remarketing and Audience reporting.

Yes, Audience reporting is back.

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Time Zone Based Processing: Fresher, more timely data

Updates to the Measurement Protocol: User Agent / IP Override

I will keep using Google Analytics for web site logging and analysis. It is a great tool for free.

Huge changes of David Yin’s Blog

It is a hard decision. When you saw this post, this blog is moved to new VPS. It is changed from MovableType to WordPress.

First of all. I like changes. Changes make us better.
It took me about two days to test and merge the site to new place. Let me put the list of all the changes.

  • Moved from Dreamhost to ServerMania VPS ( It is in Dreamhost more than five years)
  • Server location is moved from Los Angeles, USA to Niagara Falls, Canada
  • Replaced MovableType by WordPress ( I use MovableType from 2004)
  • Blog is moved to the top level and re-structure the blog

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Day 2 – Two Week Campaign

Today, I reviewed the whole site with some tools. Then made changes on template files, images file to improve Yinfor.com.

1) I have feed on my web site. So any one want to subscribe can click the icon.
First, I check the feed file. Found it has some errors. So, I fixed it and check it with W3C Validation service.
Now it is [Valid Atom 1.0]

2) I put Facebook like button on entry page before. Later I removed it and replace it by a social service, named AddThis.
When I review HTML code, I found some leftover on pages. So I clean the code at templates. Then rebuild the site.

3) Since I mentioned AddThis service, I used Share Buttons codes on two places per web page. One is just below the post title. The other one is next to my related posts section. To improve the load speed of web pages, I replaced the Share Buttons by Smart Layers. It is one piece code, mobile ready. I copy and paste the code just in front of the ending body tag. Now you can see three places with different functions. On the left, there are five button to share the post. On the up right corner, there are four icons, including Facebook, Twitter, linkedin, and Google Plus. These icons are link to my profile page of these Social Network.
And the last, on the bottom of the webpage, recommended content are provided from my blog.

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Day 1 – Two Week Campaign

It is the first day of my Two Week Campaign. It is very important to start everything correct in the beginning.

Day 1


I did following changes on Yinfor Site, including David Yin’s Blog.

The changes I made is based on the following concept.

Audience always likes faster web site. Audience always likes web site shown without errors.

First of all, my small job is to make my web page loading faster.

1) Combine CSS files and do not use @import to include other css file

2) Optimize Images on homepage. Got 5% reduction on image size.

3) Minify javascript file, mt.js, it cut 15KB.

4) Minify CSS file, it cut 9KB

5) Leverage browser caching of static assets. Such as jpg, png, gif files. I make them expired in 60 days.

The overall effects are: less connections, smaller files.

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