Ok, so you buy your stuff on the Internet. And get it delivered to you via a courier service. Or you’re using one for work-related shipments. Or some friend just sent you a package. How do you know where it is and how long it will take until it’s delivered? Well, you go the courier’s site, enter the shipment reference number, or AWB, or whatever… and you see it’s track log. Simple, right?
Not quite… First you have to figure out the courier’s site (that’s generally easy). Then you have to find where is the packing tracking section (yes, there are still big couriers that don’t have it on the first page). But you manage through all this only to find out you have to do it all over again each time you need to check the same package.
No more! Really!!!
This is getting really interesting. Big Brother Google opened it’s App Engine to 10,000 developers for preview. This means full access to Google’s storage, search & computing power (limitations do apply) and to the authentication system.
This is gonna take a serious dent in Amazon’s S3 and EC2 market share.
Internet Explorer is available for download as a beta 1 release:
This beta release is available to everyone, but is primarily for Web developers and designers to test the new tools, layout engine, and programming enhancements.
When not developing your web site, you can click the Emulate IE7 button in the command bar to browse the web like you did in IE7.
If you’re using WordPress to blog chances are you’ll want to see who’s reading your blog and what are the topics of interest. Enter stage left: wordpress.com stats!
The official stats plugin is wonderful and it integrates neatly into your blog’s (or your wp.com global) dashboard. It works great for people with many blogs, it works even greater if you already some wp.com blogs and some private hosted blogs. It’s hot!
But can it do more than satisfying your crave for ego bumping?
Can it help your blog? I believe so.
Here’s how: now matter how people are arriving on your blog (be it from a feed reader, a referrer link or some search engine) changes are they’ll be missing on what’s really important and interesting about your blog. If you could tell them what other people have found if interest maybe they’ll take so time and dive into those posts. Who knows, maybe you could turn them into regular visitors!
And you can do that, and it’s easy! WordPress.com stats plugin is able to give you that info. And this why I developed a stats helper plugin. It’s used right here, on this blog’s Most Visited Posts top panel.
Hope it will help you!
I was looking over this blog’s visitor stats and thought I’d let you in on the data for last month:
- unique visitors: 4433 (down 300 from previous month)
- page views: 6315 (down 183 from previous month)
- top 3 referring TLDs:
top 3 referring search engines:
- .com – 1220
- .uk – 179
- .ro – 123
top 5 Google search strings
- Google – 1888
- Altavista – 150
- Yahoo! – 45
top Altavista search strings are all for Smash Mouth’s “All Star”
top 3 most visited pages
- veridian room – although it’s misspelt
- michael jordan’s house
- philips perfectdraft
- sopranos theme
screen resolutions larger than 800×600: all except 0.2% having 640%480 and 4.56% unknown
- IE – 67.39% (down 4% from previous month)
- Firefox – 20.19% (up 2.8% from previous month)
- Mac – 4.67% MacOSX + 0.56% Mac Power PC
- Unknown – 2.45%
- Linux – 1.32%
- Windoze – you figure out the rest, it’s too many flavours to sum up (largest cut is Windows Xp – 76.32%)
That’s it for now, I’ll be making another one in January with all year round stats.