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Subject: Re: [boost] [website] adding Google analytics reports to
From: Vladimir Prus (vladimir_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-06-08 11:20:53

joaquin_at_[hidden] wrote:

> After reading about Volodya's insertion of a GA tracker
> for Boost.Build docs, I wonder whether it'd make sense
> to add one of these to the website itself.
> Some of the data we could gather, like for instance the
> geographical distribution of visitors, can be very
> illuminating.
> There are two problems at first sight with this:
> * Whose the reports' associated Google account should
> be?

Daniel James :-) Seriously, to use GA to optimize anything,
one has to have direct access to the reporting interface,
and it's not like we have lots of folks working on the website.

> * How to make the data public? This is not technically
> trivial, but maybe some volunteer would like to do the
> job of extracting the data via the Google Analytics Data
> Export API:

Since the data will be of limited use, it might be sufficient to provide
monthly reports on key metrics only.

- Volodya

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