Posts About Analytics
A couple weeks ago, I stumbled upon a slightly controversial blog post about an industry issue [now via Wayback Machine] just after it was posted. It generated 108 comments, and I’m sure that thousands of people viewed it. Many people read some of the comments, and mine was there first. My comment also included a link to my blog post in response, which I drafted up as quickly as possible.
Read on for actual results of what this did for the open source project that I manage.
Web analytics can be very powerful, but only if customized to meet your site’s unique needs. Many believe that it’s just a tool to see how many people visited, which becomes quite trite after looking at that data a couple times. You’ll probably say, “Hmm, 500 people visited this week.” But how does knowing that really help?