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Google Analytics Explained

It’s important to not only look at how many visitors are coming to your site but also what they are doing when they get there. There are many metrics you can track via analytics, however some of the key ones are as follows:

Total Visits & Unique Visitors: Total visits let you know how many times your site is viewed, while unique visitors show how many individual people are actually viewing your site. When analysing this information it is important to look at the data over time to see if your site is increasing the number of visits/unique visitors on a monthly basis.

Bounce Rate, Pages per Visit and Time on Site: A ‘bounce’ is when a user hits your site then exits without viewing any other pages. A high bounce rate (greater than 30%) means you should probably look at changing some aspects of your site to engage users more. In addition to bounce rate it is important to focus on how long users are spending on your site and how many pages they are viewing.

A note of caution – if users are spending a lot of time on your site and looking at a high number of pages this is not always positive – users may find it difficult to find information, thus it is important to review your site in light of the data.

Top Content (see image below), Top Landing Page and Top Exit Pages: By using these reports you can see what the most popular pages are on your site, where users are entering your site and the pages that are making them leave. This will help you identify what works on your site and what doesn’t, and will allow you to make changes accordingly.

2. See what’s driving visitors to your site

Keeping track of what’s driving traffic to your website is a fundamental part of any online activity. This allows you to work out ways you can improve the flow of traffic to your website.

Within Google Analytics, the “traffic sources” tab provides three main traffic source categories to assist you in identifying where your traffic is coming from. These are:

Direct Traffic: This shows how many users are coming to your site directly through typing in your address, using bookmarks etc. Good for working out the percentage of people who are aware of your site.

Referring Sites: This shows which sites are driving traffic to your site as well as people visiting your site from emails.

Search: The search tab will show you how much traffic is being derived from the major search engines and also allows you to drill down and view traffic from organic search and paid search. Here you can find out what keywords are driving traffic to your site, work out which words are not driving traffic, and find out the percentage of brand vs generic terms driving traffic to your site.

3. Goals to track conversions

While online ‘conversions’ are rarely to do with dollar figures in online real estate, all sites can work out their goals and track them using analytics programs.

Having goals set up for your site is a key factor in keeping focus on what the objectives of your site are and tracking what is performing.

The primary goal of a property listing or agent website may be to get consumer enquiries or sales leads, but you may also like to know how many times users view properties and how many times brochures are printed for these properties, for example.

To set up goals in Google Analytics all you need to do is edit your analytics profile settings and select goals. Here you can add the URL for each goal you wish to track.

There are a large number of resources out there that will help you with Google Analytics, including:

http://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/education.html
http://analytics.blogspot.com/
http://www.youtube.com/googleanalytics?hl=en
http://www.sitescanga.com/ (a useful tool to see if your analytics are set up correctly.)

Using some of these simple analytics techniques will enable you to drive even more value from your online presence and help your business grow.

Journey to Awakening

Case Report

This site was developed as a child theme to WordPress’ base theme TwentyTen. It uses a custom layout and graphics, it uses the latest technology for “font replacement” with Google’s Web Font, a silder banner in the frontpage and it’s tweaked with Google analytics and social media interaction, integrates YouTube video and more.

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Services used:

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  • Web design
  • WordPress
  • Google Fonts
  • YouTube

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Junkies

Our design

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MeowSpace.biz

Case Report

WEBSITE FOR A PRODUCT – MeowSpace® is an enclosure designed to keep pets away from food they are not supposed to eat, or to keep dogs out of the cat litter.

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Services used:

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  • Web design
  • WordPress
  • Photography
  • HTML 5

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LOGO DEVELOPMENT

Final logo

Logo propposals

PRESENTATION

Redesign

Journey to Awakening

Proposal

Telelanguage

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Good Love

Flyer ” Silver Room”

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Chris Berg – Illustrator for hire

14 WordPress Video Tutorials

WordPress is one of the most popular bloging platform. It’s free, highly-customizable, and very easy to install and use.

In this post, I will give you list of video tutorials and screencast available.

(from http://www.snilesh.com/resources/wordpress/wordpress-video-tutorials/)

Designing for WordPress

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OceanRobbins.org

Case Report

It was an honor to work for such a distinguished and inspiring individual especially for such noble cause. This project has sparked the activist in me, the seeker of mutual advantage.This was a win-win situation! OceanRobbins.com is a dynamic website that is updated constantly for an eager community of changemakers around the world. The site enjoys the benefits of automated social networking integration, email marketing services and easy-to-use interface for advanced maintenance.

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Services used:

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  • Web design
  • WordPress
  • Logo Design
  • YouTube

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BANNERS

Proposal 01

Original website

Website redesign for http://www.oceanrobbins.com/

Creative Lounge Chicago – Booklet

Open in October 2009, the creative lounge CHICAGO inspired by TOYOTA honored the collaboration between Toyota Motor Corporation (Japan) and local artists of Chicago, in a premiere attempt to establish strong communication bridges between world corporations and the creative class.

Necessary Taboos – Booklet

SYS Creative Imagery and creative lounge CHICAGO inspired by TOYOTA are proud to present Necessary Taboos — a fusion of art and fashion, an exploration of the forbidden!
While no one was looking, 17 designers and stylists from Chicago and abroad have created wearable art pieces centered on the theme of taboo.

Necessary Taboos Design

10 Characteristics of a web designer

10 Characteristics To Look For When Choosing A Web Designer

Are you looking for a web designer to get your website design projects done? Hiring a web designer is a crucial decision and there are a number of factors that should be considered while choosing a web designer for your website design projects.


 

This article from ATAK Interactive, a Los Angeles Web Design company will break down the essential 10 characteristics to look for when choosing someone to design your website.

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Diana Solis

Case Report

Two designs for artist Diana Solis. Mainly for her gallery of work.

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Services used:

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  • Web design
  • Blogger

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Illustration Project – TouristEye icons

Submission for TouristEye – ICON designs:

CB-Icons

Designs by AnagaM & Chris Berg

FearNoARTChicago.com

Case Report

WEBSITE FOR A TV SHOW

Fear No ART Chicago on wttw11 is an all access pass behind the scenes, where the public is never allowed, to discover what is involved, mistakes and all, in making of sculpture, painting, fashion, music, theater, and food of all types in the back studios, kitchens and stages of Chicago’s artists. The next episode airs in early 2011.

Alex Magana worked with Elysabeth Alfano – host of a TV show on the creation of her portal.It was a great experience and the results proved it. The project required a development of the visual identity of the show and Alex designed it all to a great satisfaction of the customer- a very important element of any web development.

The site is laced with little snippets of connectivity making it a breeze to integrate social media as well as video and audio podcasts. We created easy to handle galleries and calendars that allow for a better network of information to those involved and for visitors as well.

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Services used:

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  • Web design
  • WordPress
  • Business Cards
  • Logo Design

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PRINT

POST CARDS

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In Defense of The Jack of All Trades

“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, design a building, conn a ship, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve an equation, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.”Robert A. Heinlein

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Tie The Knot

Case Report

Website for a wedding.

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Services used:

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  • Web design
  • Dreamweaver
  • Photography
  • Graphic Design

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HiromiTanaka.com

Case Report

The work of Japanese Artist Hiromi Tanaka.

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Services used:

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  • Web design
  • WordPress
  • Photography
  • Business Cards
  • Banner Design
  • Book printing
  • Event organizing
  • Prezzi Presentation

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REDESIGN

PREVIOUS WEBSITE

PRINT

BUSINESS CARDS

 

POSTCARD

Hiromi was the featured artist in the Chicago Artists Month for 2010, showing the selected works at the “Creative lounge Chicago inspired by Toyota” gallery in Wicker Park.

HiromiFULL

BOOK

2nd Edition

Hiromi Tanaka’s Artwork Book is available for purchase at Blurb.com

Pier

anagam

NutritionConnectionBalance.com

Case Report

Nutrition Connection Balance was a redesign from a previous WordPress setup.

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Services used:

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  • Web design
  • WordPress
  • HTML 5

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REDESIGN

Previous website

TheFlatironProject.com

Case Report

The FlatIron Project was a showcase for the Flat Iron Arts Building in Wicker Park, in Chicago. It took great effort to get the little artists that are in there. Artists -at least the ones that were in the building at the same time I was there- are more committed about their art than technology so it was a lot work with very little results.

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Services used:

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  • Web design
  • MySpace
  • Blogger
  • WordPress
  • Photography

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ContratiempoNFP.org

Case Report

Contratiempo NFP was  the design of Esmeralda Morales which i was lucky enough to put to code.

 

Samaritarian.com

 

Case Study

Samaritarian is a company in Mexico that specializes in Work Team Trainings

BYOH.com

This cutting-edge Drupal website lets, expert home builder and author, Carl Heldmann manage his own website. For nearly 4 years I’ve provided search engine optimization, web design, and website consulting to the best cost-estimating site on the Internet.

Visit: http://www.byoh.com/

Deforx.com

Visit: http://deforx.com/

Learning-Photography.net

Learning Photography is an informational resource for would-be photographers answering questions from cleaning negatives to different types of film. This personal project is a fun creation that allows me to experiment with search engine optimization and advertising trends.

Visit: http://learning-photography.net/

Fresh Choice Chicago

A clean, eye-catching design with fun rollovers for a downtown Chicago restaurant.

Visit: http://www.freshchoicechicago.com/

Eye on the Sparrow

Eye on the Sparrow was a poetry and art site

Earlier Projects

Galway – marble kitchen counter-tops.

American Copier – Toner refill service

SEO – Quick Start EASY Links

Some very useful tools for Search Engine Optimization

  • http://wwwstatbrain.com/wwwyourdomain.com
  • http://www.websiteoutlook.com/www.yourdomain.com
  • http://www.builtwith.com/?yourdomain.com
  • http://snapshot.compete.com/yourdomain.com
  • http://www.aboutus.org/yourdomain.com
  • http://wwwquantcast.com/yourdomain.com
  • http://www.cubestat.com/www.yourdomain.com
  • http://whois.tools4noobs.com/info/yourdomain.com
  • http://www.alexa.com/sitefinfo/yourdomain.com
  • http://www.alexa.com/data/details/?url=yourdomain.com
  • http://www.siteadvisor.cn/sites/yourdomain.com/summary/
  • http://whois.domaintools.com/yourdomain.com
  • http://www.aboutdomain.org/backlinks/yourdomain.com/
  • http://www.whoisya.com/yourdomain.com
  • http://www.who.is/whois-com/yourdomain.com
  • http://www.zimbio.com/search?q=yourdomain.com&btnG=Search
  • http://whois.ws/whois-info/ip-address/yourdomain.com/
  • http://whoisx.co.uk/yourdomain.com
  • http://searchanalytics.compete.com/site_referrals/yourdomain.com

FOR INDEXING WEBSITES

Clasifieds:

  • Craigslist
    • post in 10 regions in the small biz ads using anchor text
  • USFreeAds
    • Use keywords as anchor text
  • Oodle
    • Use your site’s URL as listing URL
  • Epage
    • No anchor text so just post link

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