Friday, September 01, 2006

Getting analytical

Google rollout yet another tool - Google Analytics, to measure your site traffic, and how your visitors interact with your site. And it is free too, as most of the thing on the web these days.
Cool, and so I have signed up for the service yesterday. Getting this done is as easy as setting up a Django or Rails framework, er…no? You mean setting up Django or Rails are NOT easy? Ok, then maybe as easy as setting up a TV at home, just copy some scripts, paste it at your site. Voila! Now you can view all sorts of reports regarding your site. Hmmm…except that it will take 24 hours to gather the necessary data, ok…ok… and so I wait…24 hours is a long time when you actually have to wait for something to happen.

Now, after a good 24 hours of waiting, I am ready to unveil the extremely busy traffics of my blog, let’s see……dah…dah,



there are….TWO unique visit, and one of them is from the blog owner himself, me. Ok, that is a bit disappointing, but wait, the other visitor actually come as far as Kiev, yeah, Kiev, wow! That is great, now I have someone in Kiev reading my blog, cool! Haha, expect that I only know too well that this must be some accidental visit by googling for something like ‘Django’ or ‘Rails’ etc, and then landed on this blog, and without giving it a second glance, leave the blog immediately.

But hey, this is great fun having all the pie chart and graph popping up for my blog, it somehow show the important of the blog…don't you think so? Huh, the first place I will be heading to tomorrow morning will Google Analytics again, the traffics will definitely grow double, triple, or maybe there is someone from the Antarctica pay a visit…

9 comments:

kinkyskiny said...

我也用這個啦!只是太多東西看了。

kahfei said...

哈哈,华人最喜欢了,又便宜又大块,不,不是便宜,简直是免费!

Seriously,我也觉得太多资料要分析了,好多也不懂是干什么的。

SK said...

我更贪心,Google Analytic、Mint 和 MeasureMap。Load 这些 JavaScript 都要花想一些时间。呵呵。

kahfei said...

MapMeasure也给Google收购了,暂时不接受新用户。不懂以后会怎么定位呢?抑或GoogleAnalytics会把MapMeasure的Features也照单全收呢?

SK said...

我是很早期的 MeasureMap 用户,第146个。:)

MeasureMap 不怎么可能被融入 Analytics。

MM 是给部落的。

而Analytics则是适合商业或巨型网站,其Goal Conversion功能可以让站长清楚网站是否成功引导使用者。还有就是那些有给钱买Adwords广告的商家更容易了解网站的ROI。

kahfei said...

I see. 题外话,SK,还有玩Newsvine吗?

SK said...

你怎么知道我有 Newsvine 户头啊?网络真是吓人。

从未真正开始使用,我不怎么阅读新闻。

kahfei said...

哈哈,我也好久没玩Newsvine啦。
嘿,我也是很偶然的发现原来我被加了在某个也是来自槟城的用户的Watchlist里(大概你也已忘了吧?),若干个月后,又在很偶然的状况下从一个blog连一个blog的连上了cipping.

我同意,网络真的很吓人。哈。

kinkyskiny said...

Newsvine?好熟的字眼,sk好像給我介紹過,我好像也signup了,但沒用過。