Cool new stuff in Google Analytics

Well, now that I sort of understood how the Google Analytics code worked, the guys over at GA thought: heck, let’s throw it all out (well not just yet, but we’ll get to that in a second), and come with some new stuff. Justin has done a great job, as usual, covering all this new…

John Chow vs Shoemoney: John is in the lead!

John Chow and Shoemoney are holding a competition between themselves for who can get the most RSS subscribers in a month time. I’ve created a graph of their progress since the start of the competition using the FeedBurner API, this image will update itself during the competition: Help John Chow beat Shoemoney in their little…

Yahoo’s Search Assist and tracking keywords

Dave’s post pointed me at the new look for Yahoo!, and Greg did some coverage on SEL. The coolest thing in there is Yahoo Search Assist, which Danny explains at length in this somewhat older post. It works amazingly cool and it might even make me consider Yahoo! a bit more often. Sean Hardaker raises…

Extracting click data from Google Analytics

Small note: Quite a few people asked how to check the outbound click and download data from Google Analytics, so I compiled a small howto on checking your outbound click stats. Update: I added a few more: How to check your image search stats and keywords Creating a Google Analytics filter for image search

Google Analytics for WordPress: my latest plugin

I just wanted to let you guys know that I’ve thrown the first version of my Google Analytics for WordPress plugin out there. You can download it from here, while you wait for me to write the page for it on this site! It automatically tracks outbound clicks from posts, comments, blogroll, it tracks downloads,…

Google Analytics and Google Image search: revisited

I wrote earlier about using a custom urchin.js to get Google Analytics to extract the keywords from Image Search. Now my colleague Roy recently spoke about this with an engineer from Google, and this engineer suggested that I could just rewrite the one function and add that as an extra javascript instead of using a…

Google Analytics: adding search engines

I’ve been diving a bit in to Google Analytics lately, and one of the things you’ll notice when you run Google Analytics is that it doesn’t recognize every conceivable search engine straight out of the box. For instance, Ilse.nl, still quite popular here in the Netherlands, doesn’t seem to be seen as “organic” in Google…