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Facebook Insights for Websites

Learn how to enable Facebook Insights for your site or blog.
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Beyond Web Analytics Interview: Segmentation on Membership Sites

Recently, I sat down with the guys at Beyond Web Analytics to discuss the art of segmentation. [gplayer href="http://emptymind.org/Episode-19.mp3" ] Beyond Web Analytics Episode 19 [/gplayer] If you are into analytics and measurement, the Beyond Web Analytics podcast series is a must listen.
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Launch Omniture Discover 2.9 from the Desktop

1. Save the Discover JNLP file to your desktop 2. Edit the JNLP file using your favorite text editor 3. Delete the ‘token’ argument 4. Insert a ‘password’ argument, below the ‘user’ argument, and enter your password 5. Save the JNLP file. Double click your desktop icon. That is all there is to it.
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Omniture Summit 2010

Omniture Leaders of the Analytics World 550 East Timpanogos Circle Orem, UT 84097 Dear Omniture, I would like to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt thanks to you for your amazing Summit 2010 held in Salt Lake City, Utah. Many conference attendees have also asked me to pass on their sincere appreciation for your efforts in this important undertaking. Your skill in putting together such an amazing panel of i
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Understanding Statistical Significance with Omniture Test&Target

Already 2010 is feeling like the year of optimization. Everywhere I look, I’m seeing conversations about A|B and MVT testing, optimizing conversion flows, and understanding statistical significance. When I first started running A|B tests, everything I did was on faith.  I had good intention, I measured all the key indicators, but I had no idea how to tackle the question of “yeah but, is it statistically s
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Validating Page Tags with HttpFox

Whether you are validating the deployment of a new measurement solution, testing enhanced page tracking, or debugging an issue with your site, having quick access to the data your site measurement tool is collecting is a must. I have used debugger tools provided by the web analytics vendors, I have used network analyzers like Charles, Ethereal, and Wireshark and tools built specifically for web analytics like WASP. H
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Omniture ClickMap Data Accuracy

I set out to test the data accuracy of Omniture’s ClickMap tool and the heat map tool offered by CrazyEgg. I quickly found it difficult and frustrating to run a clean test. So, I decided to simplify the test and measure the performance of each tool separately. I also want to be clear, that the point of this experiment is not to debate Omniture ClickMap vs. CrazyEgg. They are two separate products, with differen
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dSLRs, Holgas, and Web Analytics (A Story of Multiplicity)

A few years back, I remember reading a blog post by Avinash Kaushik on the subject of Multiplicity. In theory, I completely agreed with the idea of multiplicity however in practice, I found myself being a laser beam for all things Omniture. I was the perfect case study for the “single source of truth” model. I found myself sitting in strategy meetings where analytics was being discussed and I found myself
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Yahoo Web Analytics WordPress Plug-in from Rudi Shumpert

Even for amateur blog authors, understanding your site traffic is critical to building a site that provides information and services that people are asking for.  Even if you are just blogging about your kids soccer game, understanding where your traffic is coming from and what they are doing on the site can not only prove interesting but may help you target your posts for your most faithful readers. Google Analytics
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2012: A Lesson for Analysts

We tend to gravitate to the sensational, hence why nightly news shows are filled with stories of rape and murder and conspiracy, we know deep down it’s wrong, yet we can’t look away. When we get sucked into this world of mystery and intrigue, we tend to throw out logic and believe anything that is flashed before our eyes. Welcome 2012. The year the world will end. Well, according to popular Mayan belief.
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