Hey there, this site is pretty old now. I've decided to leave it up as I put a lot of work into it and would hate to see it disappear.
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Neal Grosskopf @ 11/19/2008 9:56:03 PM
Google analytics is one of the sweetest web analytics "software" packages out there. After using Web Trends, Web Side Story and AWS Stats(?) they just don't compare.
Recently GA released a major update. I was fortunate to get on the beta list (thanks to Avinash Kaushik) and I am extremely impressed with
some of the new features they've added.
Segmentation in Google Analytics...Yes!
With segmentation I can virtually transform an entire GA profile into a specific scenario. Want to see what users from Milwaukee, Wisconsin are doing? Easy. Want to see
what users from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on the UWM campus are doing? Easy. Want to see what users from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on the UWM campus that use a Macintosh, have a 1600x1200 Screen
Resolution and use Firefox are doing? Easy. Seeing a pattern here? Yes, with segmentation you can take a few 'known variables' and turn it into a uniquely identifiable person (such as a friend).
Google Analytics Segmentation Example
In the above screen shot you can see how easy it is to drill down to your stalkers' hearts content. In this example I'm looking for users at UWGB that use a Macintosh. My target? Eric Lightbody,
a prior co-worker of mine (sorry Eric!). Depending on how much traffic you site gets, this may be really easy for you to do or really hard. My site gets a pretty small amount of visitors from Wisconsin
(where I live) so I can easily deduce the segments down to the point of identifying individuals.
I'm Weirdo Stalker, How Does This Benefit Me?
Well weirdo stalker, this works out great for you. With the segmentation feature you can apply these rules to your entire profile and essentially 'filter out' everything but your
segment. Here I can see exactly what my victim did for the entire month of November. Every web page visited, times and dates that those pages were viewed and for how long. Everything I
could do before with those 'anonymous visitors'.
Segmentation is really cool! Even better is you can take these same rules and create a custom report and add that custom report to your main pages dashboard. Now you'll always
know when that special someone (or friend in my case) visits your website. Stalkers unite!
The chart you provided is excellent. Consider it bookmarked :)
I love that the company's name that stole your site was begenuine. I guess you should consider it a compliment!
Just curious, do you host your libraries with google, or do you rock them locally?
Have you ever looked at this: http://code.google.com/p/ie7-js/
Beautiful. I've used this site http://www.emblematiq.com/blog/vertical_align_with_css/ for veritcal align reference but it get really messy with Step 3 — Multiple lines vertical-align:middle.
You're getting me more and more interested in jQuery. I'll probably start using it on my site to force myself to learn it.
I'm not frightened, only kidding. This was a really fun article to read :)
Yes, I shall have my revenge shortly.
All of a sudden I am VERY aware of every click I make on your site. I was skimming this until I saw campus and thought...yeah, I'm screwed. Perhaps I'll mess with you and run safari or use my windoze box. Maybe I'll start using a proxy. :) This is certainly the first time a stalker of mine has published their results. Thanks for the entertainment!
Bloody awesome article. I will be using your diagnostics on the new ericlightbody.com site. Thanks man!
I think this is a great idea. I realized that google treated www.nealgrosskopf.com and nealgrosskopf.com as two separate pages, but didn't realize that / and /default.asp were treated as two separate pages. It certainly makes sense, though.
One thing on your script, what if the domain name is fine (www.nealgrosskopf.com) but they are referring to /default.asp rather than / ? Either I'm missing something, or your script will never account for that.
Nice! I did something similar here (http://www.speedqueen.com/comm/vend/features.asp?model=SWT/SWL_Series&series=SWT-SWL) after having delays when using display: none. Very nice that you put it all together.
Just so you know, your link button is not working.
I was curious how this was done. Need to learn more about CSS3...along with 15 million other things.
Lookie lookie who's posting on your javascirpt post again :)
If it's your own site, then it's a great thing, but if you're developing with a team then I don't know if I'd go this route.
Very helpful stuff. Maybe if I'm good I can start getting into CSS again ;)
BTW, which site are you talking about?
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