UK Vintage Radio Repair and Restoration Powered By Google Custom Search Vintage Radio Service Data

Go Back   UK Vintage Radio Repair and Restoration Discussion Forum > General Vintage Technology > Websites

Notices

Websites Found an interesting website? Post the details here and share it with the rest of us. Please stick to websites that are in some way related to our hobby/interest.

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old 26th Oct 2017, 11:03 pm   #1
Cobaltblue
Nonode
 
Cobaltblue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Exeter and Poole, UK.
Posts: 2,857
Default Google Analytics

Before I started using this tool I had little idea of who was visiting my site.

I have got to say its transformed my understanding of visitors to my site.

Anyone else using this tool?

Cheers

Mike T
__________________
Don't care if it was a bargain why's it on my table?
Mike T BVWS member.
www.cossor.co.uk
Cobaltblue is offline  
Old 27th Oct 2017, 12:10 am   #2
Terry_VK5TM
Heptode
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Tintinara, South Australia, Australia
Posts: 560
Default Re: Google Analytics

Yep, using it too.

Terry
Terry_VK5TM is offline  
Old 27th Oct 2017, 10:07 am   #3
camallison
Hexode
 
camallison's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Yarm, North Yorkshire, UK.
Posts: 390
Default Re: Google Analytics

We used it, starting in 2006, as we brought a new company out of "stealth mode". It was very useful and gave us excellent oversight of which words attracted most visitors. Within a further 5 to 6 weeks, it enabled us to quadruple unique visits and sales began to roll in. The product was a security app for mobile phones based on a granted patent. Ultimately, the site attracted a well-heeled buyer for the company and patent, enabling us to retire comfortably!

Colin
camallison is offline  
Old 29th Oct 2017, 10:13 pm   #4
Maarten
Octode
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Haarlem, Netherlands
Posts: 1,917
Default Re: Google Analytics

Google Analytics may give you the results you want to know and even "for free", but I and with me many others, block them (using Ghostery or other browser plugins) since you as a web-site owner are essentially selling my soul to Google. If I want to sell my soul, I'll do so myself to a company of my own choice, thank you very much.

I would encourage you to look for alternative scripts that just parse your web servers logs and give almost as much useful information without leaking it to dubious advertisment companies such as Google.
Maarten is offline  
Old 29th Oct 2017, 10:44 pm   #5
MrBungle
Nonode
 
MrBungle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: London, UK.
Posts: 2,546
Default Re: Google Analytics

Keep your eyes peeled on legislation. EU GDPR is coming in March 2018. This means you can be fined for not having clear policies, consent, opt out and data erasure in place. GA collections PII by default (IP addresses).
MrBungle is offline  
Old 29th Oct 2017, 11:47 pm   #6
McMurdo
Dekatron
 
McMurdo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Staffordshire Moorlands, UK.
Posts: 3,215
Default Re: Google Analytics

RS Components use Google Analytics and sometimes the website hangs with the words 'waiting for google analytics' in the bottom left corner.
__________________
Kevin
McMurdo is offline  
Old 30th Oct 2017, 8:30 am   #7
stitch1
Hexode
 
stitch1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Durham, County Durham, UK.
Posts: 470
Default Re: Google Analytics

Not at all business related but I have a web site using godaddy and Iím working on another using WIX.
I enabled google analytics and was surprised at the level of detail, location, browser, os, mobile etc etc. Just a bit of fun for me but Iím sure itís a valuable tool for commercial sites.

John
__________________
www.valveradios.com
stitch1 is offline  
Old 30th Oct 2017, 4:32 pm   #8
Cobaltblue
Nonode
 
Cobaltblue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Exeter and Poole, UK.
Posts: 2,857
Default Re: Google Analytics

Just a bit of fun for me as well.

My site isn't at all commercial I dont sell anything on it

I may decide to use it more commercially in the future but more as a service rather than profit driven.

Cheers

Mike T
__________________
Don't care if it was a bargain why's it on my table?
Mike T BVWS member.
www.cossor.co.uk
Cobaltblue is offline  
Old 30th Oct 2017, 9:17 pm   #9
AC/HL
Moderator
 
AC/HL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire, UK.
Posts: 6,529
Default Re: Google Analytics

Some information in the reverse direction is also viewable, on Firefox at least, with Lightbeam. You'd be surprised how many sites you connect with, or rather who connect with you!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Lightbeam.jpg
Views:	46
Size:	105.9 KB
ID:	151624  
__________________
Bill, BVWS member
AC/HL is online now  
Old 30th Oct 2017, 9:36 pm   #10
Cobaltblue
Nonode
 
Cobaltblue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Exeter and Poole, UK.
Posts: 2,857
Default Re: Google Analytics

That's interesting

Personally I am not interested in individuals that their own business.

I am interested in what pages people visit and if they return

Like many I am trying to inform and educate.

It's my hobby as it has been for more than 40 years.

Google Analytics is too sophisticated in many ways for my use but its a free tool so I use it.

Cheers Mike T
__________________
Don't care if it was a bargain why's it on my table?
Mike T BVWS member.
www.cossor.co.uk
Cobaltblue is offline  
Old 31st Oct 2017, 12:36 am   #11
McMurdo
Dekatron
 
McMurdo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Staffordshire Moorlands, UK.
Posts: 3,215
Default Re: Google Analytics

Thanks to Maarten I've installed ghostery. Eye-opening just who's tracking you. Farnell for example have between 20-40 trackers gworkin before you've even added a product to a basket. No wonder their website's so slow! It might be my imagination but it's sped-up since blocking them . The only one not on the blacklist is 'bazaarvoice'.
__________________
Kevin
McMurdo is offline  
Old 31st Oct 2017, 12:58 am   #12
AC/HL
Moderator
 
AC/HL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire, UK.
Posts: 6,529
Default Re: Google Analytics

You can set "do not track" in modern browsers, but whether or not they take heed of this is chance at best I read.
__________________
Bill, BVWS member
AC/HL is online now  
Old 31st Oct 2017, 2:49 pm   #13
McMurdo
Dekatron
 
McMurdo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Staffordshire Moorlands, UK.
Posts: 3,215
Default Re: Google Analytics

they ignore it IMHO
__________________
Kevin
McMurdo is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 2:10 am.


All information and advice on this forum is subject to the WARNING AND DISCLAIMER located at https://www.vintage-radio.net/rules.html.
Failure to heed this warning may result in death or serious injury to yourself and/or others.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright ©2002 - 2018, Paul Stenning.