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I installed google analytics!

Postby Yoshi » Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:09 pm

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.
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Re: I installed google analytics!

Postby M20_fever » Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:54 pm

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!
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Re: I installed google analytics!

Postby Yoshi » Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:11 pm

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.
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Re: I installed google analytics!

Postby Yoshi » Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:22 pm

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.
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Re: I installed google analytics!

Postby M20_fever » Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:04 pm

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
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Re: I installed google analytics!

Postby Yoshi » Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:20 pm

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.
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Re: I installed google analytics!

Postby blasphemy101 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:36 pm

Interesting. Now it's easy to see how often I lurk...
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Re: I installed google analytics!

Postby Yoshi » Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:53 pm

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
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Re: I installed google analytics!

Postby M20_fever » Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:38 pm

haha, awesome! Let the sticky hits competitiin begin!
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Re: I installed google analytics!

Postby Yoshi » Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:47 pm

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.
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Re: I installed google analytics!

Postby M20_fever » Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:00 pm

That is pretty interesting, keep this thread uodated, the info is cool.
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Re: I installed google analytics!

Postby Yoshi » Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:04 pm

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.
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