Ever wished there was an easier way to pick your Lotto numbers? That’s where data analysts like myself can be especially useful, because we look at numbers in very different ways. This post is a bit off-topic for me, but I wanted to share something I’ve created for myself that could also help others.
It’s a Lotto numbers system based on … Read more
If you want to set up a test version of your WordPress or Drupal website, you’re probably going to need to clone your MySQL database. You don’t want to be attaching your test site to your live production database, or you’ll end up with some nasty problems.
Cloning a MySQL database can be either one of the most difficult things … Read more
There has been a lot of over-reaction to the recent Google Panda, Penguin and EMD domain name updates (mostly mid-late 2012). One area where this has been very apparent is in the number of people asking questions on forums about whether or not they need to disavow low quality incoming links to their website – usually links that resulted from … Read more
I’m again hearing about the need not to host your site in a “bad IP neighbourhood” and not to link to sites hosted in a “bad IP neighbourhood”. How can you know where that is? It’s not like you can drive up the street and see the junkies on the footpath or the car bodies stacked in the yard.
“Bad … Read more
In my role as a customer intelligence team leader on a major portal website, I often find myself needing to provide detailed accounts of individual user interactions to help understand a negative user experience or journey. I have coined the term “forensic web analytics” to describe this technique.
If you are a regular and in-depth user of Google Analytics you … Read more
I recently bought a new computer and was faced with the incredibly challenging task of moving my Microsoft Outlook email archive and email account settings from the old computer to the new computer.
A search with Google found lots of answers about transfer wizards in Office 2003 (unfortunately I have Office 2007 and that feature’s gone, if it was ever … Read more
If you bought a copy of Windows 7 on the internet (e.g. eBay or similar) and you are now getting the message “This copy of Windows is not genuine“, there is a solution available that doesn’t involve downloading hacks or spending hundreds of dollars on a legitimate copy of Windows 7. The answer is right here … read … Read more
Having a good website is one thing, but getting people to use it can be quite something else. Web users have literally millions of sites they can visit, so why would they visit your website? The only sure way to be sure of getting people to visit your website is to draw them there.
The objective of building more website … Read more
Choosing a domain name can be one of the toughest decisions you have to make when creating a new website. Before you rush out and choose your domain name or name your website, you might want to consider the following points:
Your domain name should be your business name
Naming your site after your business may seem like a no-brainer, … Read more