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I installed google analytics!

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:09 pm
by Yoshi
At least I think. Nothing's showing up on the dash board so far...

I don't know why I haven't done this so far. Anyone know how to use this bitch? So much info, it's hard to get what I want out of it.

Re: I installed google analytics!

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:54 pm
by M20_fever
file://localhost/mnt/sdcard/Download/61024-2.html


dont know if ^^^that link will work. If not try this: http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/index.html
post up some activity data for e3p!

Re: I installed google analytics!

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:11 pm
by Yoshi
localhost. won't work. That references your local version of your local computer. No one but you haz access to that.

I've used it for a while. I just have problems finding meaningful data from it. You know? Are those numbers good? My other website has like a 30% bounce rate. Which sounds good. I guess.

Re: I installed google analytics!

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:22 pm
by Yoshi
SOOO it turns out the stats lag a day. Makes sense. You can't show stats on a day that hasn't finished. I have plots from 1 day so far.

We had 300 hits yesterday. ~200 unique visitors.

We do have a few hits from other countries. US and Canada are our strongest demos though. I'm not sure how many hits are spam though.

Search criteria kinda sucks with google analytics. It says 40% of the searches that found us are "not provided". Meaning it's private data. Next on the list is "megasquirt 3" at 4 hits and 3% of our search hits. WTF use is that?

Hmm. We are the last link on the first page when you google "Megasquirt 3" https://www.google.com/#hl=en&safe=off& ... 66&bih=551

I'm kinda stoked by that.

121 hits from google
64 direct hits (someone typed in our address).

Down side is that most pages have a 60-80% bounce rate. (They clicked, found the page, read, then left).

Ironically, most of our referrals are from r3v(11). only 1 from tech. 5 from bimmer forums.

Re: I installed google analytics!

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:04 pm
by M20_fever
pretty cool info. I'm surprised you didnt see anything on our m20 rebuild sticky, its #1 on google: http://www.google.com/search?q=m20+rebuild&hl=en&oq=m20+rebuild&gs_l=mobile-heirloom-hp.12...0.0.1.3174.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0..0.0...0.0...1c.4eMifkhKRVU

Re: I installed google analytics!

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:20 pm
by Yoshi
It has been only 1 day. Give it some time. Plus, Megasquirt 3 is a bit more popular than rebuilding a very specific engine. I imagine the hits come from many different cars/engines. IE More potential in that than an M20.

Re: I installed google analytics!

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:36 pm
by blasphemy101
Interesting. Now it's easy to see how often I lurk...

Re: I installed google analytics!

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:53 pm
by Yoshi
So we have a few days worth of stats now. My diff write up got 75 visits within the last few days. Tony's M20 rebuild is in second with 57 hits in 5 days. Cluster removal has 53 though (viewtopic.php?f=25&t=487). Then E36 rack swap with 50.

In order of referrals:
Bimmer forums
google
r3v
tech

Odd imo. Also, we have some finnish admirers: http://translate.google.com/translate?h ... CEQQ7gEwAQ

Re: I installed google analytics!

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:38 pm
by M20_fever
haha, awesome! Let the sticky hits competitiin begin!

Re: I installed google analytics!

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:47 pm
by Yoshi
We get 75% new visitors and 25% returners. So we have some lurkers but we do seem to get a lot of google traffic. Interesting.

Re: I installed google analytics!

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:00 pm
by M20_fever
That is pretty interesting, keep this thread uodated, the info is cool.

Re: I installed google analytics!

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:04 pm
by Yoshi
That's kinda it until a few months down the road lol. It's good to know but I don't see how we can use this to help us in the near term. Just shows we are more popular than it looks.