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Web Analytics an hour a day

I ordered two books from Chapters online.
The most important one is “Web Analytics An Hour a Day”. Written by Avinash Kaushik. Which is published in 2007.
Let me show you some content of this book.
A Step-by-Step Guide
Learn web analytics the right way with this unique, thoroughly modern guide to today’s web analytics challenges and opportunities. Written by an in-the-trenches practitioner, this book goes beyond concepts and definitions to challenge prevalent thinking about the field and provide a step-by-step guide to implementing a successful web analytics strategy.
Web analytics expert Avinash Kaushik, in his thought-provoking style, debunks leading myths and leads you on a path to gaining actionable insights from your analytics efforts. Discover how to move beyond clickstream analysis, why qualitative data should be your focus, and more insights and techniques that will help you develop a customer-centric mindset without sacrificing your company’s bottom line.

  • Learn the pros and cons of data collection methodologies
  • Find out how you can stop counting page views and still get a rich understanding of your customers
  • Discover how to identify valuable metrics with the “three layers of so what” test
  • Optimize your organizational structure and choose the right analytics tool
  • Understand and apply advanced analytics concepts, including SEM/PPC analysis, the power of segmentation, conversion-rate best practices, and others
  • Leverage quick-start solutions for blogs and e-commerce, support, and small business websites
  • Learn the key ingredients of a great experimentation and testing platform
  • Use competitive-intelligence analysis to glean insights and drive actions

You’ll also find:

  • Ten steps to turbocharge your web analytics
  • Seven steps for creating a data-driven culture in your organization
  • Six ways to measure the success of a blog
  • Three secrets behind making web analytics actionable
  • Ten signs of a great web analyst

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2008 Traffic Report

I posted 203 posts in 2008 here. It is not many but still OK compared with the average blogger posts.
Let’s look at the traffic of 2008.
You can find the traffic is very stably. This is a standard Blog traffic report. Most visitors are new visitors. Bounce rate is higher than the regular website. Average time per visit is over 1 minute. They left my blog after finish reading one post or two.


The second screen shot can tell more about the traffic source.
87% visitors are referred by Search Engines.
About 5% are regular readers of David Yin’s Blog. They like my blog. You may be one of this 5%.
Most of my blog visitors are from USA. Some from Canada. Other countries are very few.

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7 sites teach you how to type

To learn typing is a small step for some people. I learned it in two weeks and know how to use my ten fingers. But for someone, it is tooooo difficult to use all ten fingers. They just use the index one, like my elder daughter, Grace.
Now I want to introduce these seven sites can help you. And also I would like let Grace try every each site. Let her choose the one suitable for 7 years old kids. – A 10-step typing tutorial program that teaches you more finger placements in each lesson, and then tests you on them. When you’re all done there is a speed test to see how you improved. – Has over 27 lessons, offers 18 different keyboard layouts and is available in multiple languages. – Offers a typing test to test where you are skill wise, and besides teaching just the QWERTY keyboard setup, they also offer AZERTY and Dvorak layouts. Also has lessons for kids as it’s never too early to start learning to type. – Okay, so maybe typing sites aren’t all fancy with rounded corner logos, or gradient images, but did you come to look at the pretty, or to learn to type? This site focuses on QWERTY and Dvorak keyboard layouts. – While the site has a very 1990’s feel to it, the site explains this is on purpose so as not to distract you from the purpose of the site which is to teach. Teaches you all th rudimentary skills you need to get started on the road to being a better typist.

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HTTP Status code

I would like to make a small tool, which can detect the HTTP status of webpage.
The status code will be used are listed as below:
Successful Client Requests
200 OK
201 Created
202 Accepted
203 Non-Authorative Information
204 No Content
205 Reset Content
206 Partial Content
Client Request Redirected
300 Multiple Choices
301 Moved Permanently
302 Moved Temporarily
303 See Other
304 Not Modified
305 Use Proxy
Client Request Errors
400 Bad Request
401 Authorization Required
402 Payment Required (not used yet)
403 Forbidden
404 Not Found
405 Method Not Allowed
406 Not Acceptable (encoding)
407 Proxy Authentication Required
408 Request Timed Out
409 Conflicting Request
410 Gone
411 Content Length Required
412 Precondition Failed
413 Request Entity Too Long
414 Request URI Too Long
415 Unsupported Media Type
Server Errors
500 Internal Server Error
501 Not Implemented
502 Bad Gateway
503 Service Unavailable
504 Gateway Timeout
505 HTTP Version Not Supported
More detailed status definition can be reached here.

My site is moved to DreamHost

During last week, you may find my Blog is unavailable sometime. This blog was hosted at a home server for 3 years. Because of the dynamic IP address changing from time to time by Shaw, my ISP, I would plan to move it to a hosting company. My plan was in 2008.
Last Monday morning, I found the IP address changed again. So I decided to change my plan and do it now.
So I moved almost all sites running on this home server to DreamHost.. it took me about 4 days to finish it.
The services involved including: DNS server, Web Server, FTP server, Email server.
I do it very carefully. Move the site one by one.
Now this post you see now, is runing on the Dreamhost.

G2Soft has a clear look now

My open-source software site, G2Soft.Net is re-designed. It is based on the HTML and CSS standards.
I removed the table layout and used DIV and CSS for the main layout.
The standard is much important thing we need to follow.
I do like my new design. I don’t change the Home page. The home page is already a DIV/CSS design. I changed alll other pages in G2Soft.Net. Including the core product page, Pentacle InOut Board.
The new layout has Header, Footer, Main and some small DIV for ads.
It took me about 4 hours to rebuild it, but it worth.

Site Meter changes face

Site Meter is the one of the Most important provider in free web analytics tools. You know, the Google Analytics redesigned their interface. I don’t want to repeat it because lots of bloggers are mentioning it in their blogs. So, Site Meter start to change its face and internal things.
Site Meter launched a new site to be a replacement. The interface is changed and some users are getting problems.
You may find the link to SiteMeter on the right panel of this blog. I use Site Meter for long time. It is a great tool.
During this changes, I can only see the summary. Some pages are very slow.

I think it need a couple of weeks to fix the bugs in the new system.

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