Subject: Re: [boost] [website] adding Google analytics reports to boost.org
From: Luke (boost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-06-08 16:10:00
is another alternative. The advantage is that people can look at the
stats without having to log into an account, while an admin type can
insert a 'quantify' js and control the public views. e.g.:
On Mon, Jun 8, 2009 at 12:49 PM, Joaquin M Lopez Munoz<joaquin_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Vladimir Prus <vladimir <at> codesourcery.com> writes:
>> joaquin <at> tid.es wrote:
>> > * 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.
> Certainly Daniel is an obvious candidate, but as I comment
> in my previous response to Dave it's preferrable (aesthetically
> as well as perhaps legally, given that getting a Google
> Account implies acceptance of the terms of service) to
> have a non-personal account.
>> > * 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:
>> > http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/05/22/make-your-google-analytics-data-public/
>> Since the data will be of limited use, it might be sufficient to provide
>> monthly reports on key metrics only.
> I'm not keen on the idea of adding just another task
> to the burden of the webmaster when there's the
> possibility to automate the job (if we find the volunteer
> to do the programming, that is). Besides, we could have
> a really beatiful mashup, with a worldmap showing
> geographical distributions, statistic graphs, etc.
> Joaquín M López Muñoz
> Telefónica, Investigación y Desarrollo
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