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Building a social web workflow


By far the biggest problem associated with social networking and social media is their capacity for being a major temporal sink hole, whereby we can pour our time and effort in and get very little back in return. That’s certainly what a lot of newbie socneters tell me — but it needn’t be that way, not with a little effort, because in the end it’s the difference between aimless and effortless…


Google Analytics is good, but…


Google Analytics is a good, but even with the recent slew of new features, it lacks proper Social Media smarts. Here are two lingering absentee features I think Google Analytics really needs…


Google put the anal into Analytics


My prayers appear to have been answered. The new version of Google Analytics is here and it’s a huge improvement. For a start, Google Analytics is now task-based, rather than the raw, almost visceral collection of filters we had before, which often scared the pants off my clients when I signed them up as Users […]


Better ‘blogging, part 1


I keep getting asked about ‘blogging by people and what does it take to be a good ‘blogger. First of all, I try to clarify one thing: being a good ‘blogger is not always equal to being a successful ‘blogger. OK, with that out of the way, I’m going to serialize my thoughts on ‘blogging for anyone, not just beginners…


Clicky gets simpler


By way of an update my previous, broadly positive review of Clicky web analytics, here’s a run-down of what’s new. The guys at Clicky have since added out-bound link tracking, which now shows up under the Actions tab button, formerly called Clicks. This is excellent, certainly enough for me to keep using Clicky on a […]