As much as I love WordPress, it can be a serious pain in the ass sometimes. Like today. Today was a pain-in-the-ass WordPress day. I’m a stat nerd, and today was not a good day for a stat nerd. I couldn’t access my site stats provided by a plugin. Every time I tried, WordPress told … Continue reading On Today’s WordPress Annoyance
Before we start looking forward to November, let’s take a look back at October and what people wanted to know from allyngibson.com. First up, I had 10,925 distinct visitors for the month. Which works out to roughly 360 a day, give or take. Wednesday is the least visited day of the week, versus Saturday which … Continue reading On October’s Web Stats
Another month gone, which means a month’s worth of statistics to delve into. What were the hot topics at allyngibson.com for the month of June? Let’s look first at search phrases: beatles remasters 2009 (109) dr who lego (75) anakin skywalker’s father (47) lego dr who (35) the beatles remasters 2009 (29) abducted by the … Continue reading On the June’s Statistics
And now it’s June. And thanks to some jiggery-pokery with server logs and Analog, let’s take a look at what people were reading on allyngibson.com in the month of May. First up, the top 28 search phrases for the month! (The number in parentheses is the number of times the phrase was used.) beatles remasters … Continue reading On May’s Statistics
It’s a dreary day, I have laundry in the washing machine, and I’m in a writing-avoidance mode. Which is as good an excuse as any to discuss what people were interested in from me for the month of April. Some jiggery and pokery with Analog accomplished, here’s what we’ve got. The top search phrases for … Continue reading On April’s Statistics
I wasn’t anxious to change the look of the website — I like Brian Gardner‘s Vertigo Red design, and I really loved his Wonderland design I used at Christmas. Yet, I’m aware of how the website is typically used by readers. There’s a core of readers who hit the website day in and day out, … Continue reading On the New Redesign
Moneyball takes a look at how unconventional baseball statistics can make even the poorest of teams into winners. In a way the sales summary spreadsheets I’ve been playing with could be looked upon as a kind of “retail Moneyball.” Retailers will tell you about the importance of add-on sales, of high average sales, of high … Continue reading Retail Moneyball
No, this isn’t the “State of my life” post promised on Saturday. That’s still drafting. I will, however, share some thoughts on spreadsheets. I hate them. All told I’ve spent ten hours, spread across three days, building a spreadsheet array. Right now it’s 18 sheets deep. What the array does is take sales information, then … Continue reading Spreadsheets? Gah!