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1: new post   Visitor path anlysis - any value in this ?
"I've looked at lots of stats (using WebTrends and other packages) for all kinds of websites, and I've yet to find anything useful in the Visitor Path section."
Nov 29, 2001
2: new post   Referrals - what's a healthy ratio ?
What should the ratio be, are there any healthy minimums, for example?
Nov 29, 2001
3: new post   Real World Referral Numbers
The topics seems to keep coming up. Here´s the orginal thread with the search engine referral numbers survey.
Apr 6, 2002
4: new post   Stat Recognition - Study Those Numbers Baby!
"There is a fair bit of number crunching to do for a site, and a whole lot of assumptions when it comes to viewing your webstats."
Apr 8, 2002
5: new post   Hitbox Starting To Use Exit Windows
Tracker site to begin using interstitial advertisments.
June 12, 2002
6: new post   Referral Strings - the Most Suspect Data on the Net
Referral data is often off by large percentages on many sites. Here is a long discussion detailing many of the problems with trying to read tea leaves (erm - referral data).
Nov 22, 2002
7: new post   Tracking E-A-Friend Email Forwarding
"...40% of the people who opened the email passed it on to a friend. How can that be measured?"
Jan 14, 2003
8: new post   Using Alexa Public Rankings to Calc Traffic Numbers
Is there a way to equate the public Alexa internet traffic rankings into actual page views? ..."For a rough estimate- I multiply the reach (per million) of a site by 500- guessing that are 500M internet users."
Jan 28, 2003
9: new post   Log Analysis on the Desktop
"I've a need to analyze extended log files (2 years worth) and would like to do it on my local machine. "
Feb 8, 2003
10: new post   Favicon and the New Browsers
We used to watch for Favicon requests to detect bookmarking. Several new versions of browsers, such as Opera and Mozilla, put that system out of action.
Mar 24, 2003
11: new post   How to track visitors - an intermediate guide
The strengths and limits of different technical approaches to user tracking.
Dec 3, 2003
12: new post   NetIQ to buy First Place Software
NetIQ - owners of WebTrends - have announced intentions to purchase First Place Software - owners of WebPosition SEO Software.
Apr 7, 2004
13: new post   Three Fresh Worms Hit Windows
Feb 3, 2005
14: new post   WebTrends in Friendly Take Over - Splits Off New Company
"Francisco Partners...today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the WebTrends business unit...of NetIQ Corporation. The transaction is being undertaken with the full participation and support of the WebTrends management team, members of which will be investing in the new business together with Francisco Partners."
Mar 29, 2005
15: new post   Google Enables FireFox PreFetching
"Prefetching may impact your site because the prefetch request will happen whether or not the user clicks on the result, so it may result in additional traffic to your web server."
Mar 31, 2005
16: new post   Which web Site Stats Package is right for you?
We asked webmasterworld members to list the key points of the most common web site stats packages, so that you can at least look at the ones that suit your needs and save a bundle of time.

The thread does not try to rank or recommend, but does give a good comparison of functionality and price ranges.

Aug 28, 2005
17: new post   Which Stats Package is right for you?
An overview of the entire field of tracking and logging analysis packages -- what types of website statistics products are out there, and who does each one serve best.
Aug 30, 2005
18: new post   Protecting Email Addresses From Harvesters
"...I am now wondering about the best way to protect email addresses..."
Dec 21, 2005
19: new post   Unica to Acquire Sane Solutions Makers of NetTracker
"The deal consists of $22.8 million in cash, and the remainder in Unica common stock, assumed liabilities and transaction-related costs. Sane Solutions, based in North Kingstown, R.I., had 2005 revenue of approximately $6 million, according to company officials. Its lead product, NetTracker, is features an open-architecture, flexible data collection and reporting, and on-premise as well as hosted deployment models."
Mar 9, 2006
20: new post   How accurate/reliable is your web analytic tool?
July 3, 2006
21: new post   ClickTracks Acquired By J. H. Halsey Corp.
"J.L. Halsey Corporation announced today that its Board of Directors has approved the preparation and filing of a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a $20 million common stock rights offering. The purpose of the rights offering is to raise capital to repay a $10 million promissory note issued to fund the recent acquisition of ClickTracks Analytics, a Santa Cruz, California-based provider of web analytics services, and to provide Halsey with additional capital to support its future growth and possible additional acquisitions. "
Aug 21, 2006
22: new post   Experian Acquires Hitwise
"Experian, the global information solutions company, announces that it has acquired Hitwise, a leading Internet marketing intelligence company, which helps clients monitor the performance of their websites and target their online advertising spend more effectively. The purchase price is approximately $240m and will be funded from Experian's existing cash resources."
Apr 19, 2007
23: new post   Google Releases New Analytics Interface
Google says "The new version of Google Analytics is easy enough for a layperson to understand, but also offers the sophistication experienced users need."
May 8, 2007
24: new post   Google Analytics Has a Reporting Delay
Google reports a temporary reporting delay for Analytics accounts. They assure us that no data will be lost, and reporting for most users is current through Saturday July 28.
July 30, 2007
25: new post   Google Analytics Introduces New Features
"Google Analytics has some smart new features, such as outbound link tracking, being introduced over the coming weeks.
Oct 17, 2007
26: new post   Google's Urchin 6 Software Beta Now Public
"It's a 90 day Beta download, and when it comes out of Beta it'll be a commercial product priced at $2,995."
Feb 2, 2008
27: new post   Google Adds Analytics Data Sharing (beta)
Mar 6, 2008
28: new post   The Breadcrumbs You Leave: Should You Be Concerned
"Consumers have not complained to any great extent about data collection online. But privacy experts say that is because the collection is invisible to them."
Mar 10, 2008
29: new post   Tracking Web Surfer Clicks Comes Under Greater Scrutiny
"So he drafted a bill, now gathering support in Albany, that would make it a crime, punishable by a fine to be determined, for certain Web companies to use personal information about consumers for advertising without their consent."
Mar 20, 2008
30: new post   YouTube Analytics Tool: YouTube Insight
"YouTube Insight, a free tool that enables anyone with a YouTube account to view detailed statistics about the videos that they upload to the site."
Mar 27, 2008
31: new post   Registry Proposed For "Do Not Track" List
"The Consumer Federation of America and the Consumers Union also urged the FTC to bar collection of health information and other sensitive data by companies that do business on the Internet unless a consumer consents."
Apr 16, 2008
32: new post   Alexa Changes Measurement Methodology
"We've been working hard behind the scenes for several months and are excited to announce that our new Alexa Rankings system is available."
Apr 17, 2008
33: new post   Why Your Server Log Files are Complete Fiction
Many online services hide as browsers to gain access to your server. As a side effect, they are added to the visitor count in your analytics - scrapers, spam harvesters, spambots, botnets and all sorts of other illicit activities add to the problem.
July 15, 2008
34: new post   Web Site Analytics: Bounce Rate. And What it Means
"WebmasterWorld Members talk about bounce rates, and discuss what it means if the rate is going up or going down."
Aug 19, 2008
35: new post   Identifying The Mozilla Browser In Your Logs
"The Mozilla Browser comes in many flavours. WebmasterWorld Members discuss the detail in correctly identifying all these differing browsers and UAs.
Nov 12, 2008
36: new post   Google Analytics: Is That a Bot or Real Visitors
"how can I tell if the traffic that is shown on Analytics is real or just traffic caused by bots crawling?"
Jan 14, 2009
37: new post   Tracking Keyword Ranking Position with Google Analytics
"How to implement the keyword ranking position, referring URL in Google Analytics."
May 13, 2009
38: new post   Adobe to Acquire Omniture
"Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) and Omniture, Inc. (Nasdaq:OMTR) today announced the two companies have entered into a definitive agreement for Adobe to acquire Omniture in a transaction valued at approximately $1.8 billion..."
Sept 15, 2009
39: new post   Comscore: Global Search Market Up 46pct In 2009
Jan 22, 2010
40: new post   Google Analytics - a return to the "hits" metric
"Forget that business about absolute unique visitors, goal completion rate, or even bounce rate. If you want to achieve success, you need to focus on hits." - Google Analytics Blog, 1 April, 2010
Apr 2, 2010
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