Google Analytics Gets Intelligent

May 4, 2010 // 0 Comments

Google Analytics has a beta feature called “Intelligence”. I noticed it recently when I took a look at my blog’s statistics.  Not a pretty sight since I stopped posting on a regular basis and lost Page Rank. Much of my blogging time was spent on my team blog over at BloggingWithSuccess. The other co-founder was occupied with studies and another has been missing for a very long time. I’ve also spent a lot of time converting some clients from traditional websites to WordPress content management, adding a blog for the first time. More about that later… Here’s where the new feature sits on the Analytics dashboard:  A quote from the Google Analytics announcement late last year: Analytics Intelligence constantly monitors your website’s traffic. Anytime something significant happens, it adds an automatic alert in your Intelligence reports. If your bounce rate suddenly jumps on one of your referrals, Analytics Intelligence creates an alert. Of course, it’s up to you to go find out that the bounce rate jumped because someone inadvertently changed the landing page. But […]

Screenshots of Your Design with Google’s Chrome Browser

September 3, 2008 // 2 Comments

Be sure to read the NY Times article which gives a great overview of Chrome, the Windows browser that Google just released. Many people have already installed it for a test run. Some bloggers are reporting serious security and usability problems (see Timethief”s post for details). I’m very happy with Firefox, so I’ll wait until things quiet down. But I was curious about Browser Shots, the online software that generates screenshots of your blog in different browsers. To my surprise, the Chrome 0.2 browser is listed as an option. I made a request but was given a time estimate of 25 minutes. This may be when it helps to have a paid subscription to get priority. You can extend your request as proof that you’re paying attention, so I added time after about 20 minutes. If your request expires before you add time, it’s back to the end of the line. I suspect some servers may crash today. The screenshot was returned in 30 minutes and looked fine from a visual point of view. So […]