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Google Analytics E-Commerce Dashboard

August 18th, 2013 Google Analytics E-Commerce Dashboard

Although you should definitely take advantage of Google Analytic’s five custom variables and custom reports, there is something to be said for a standardized high level dashboard. I kept refining one, taking bits from here and ideas from there. Now I think I got all the data that will fit above the fold and decided it was ready to share with the world…

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Improving your online reputation / brand

August 18th, 2013 #winning

Although I’m far from finished improving my WordPress blog/theme, I’ve also made a number of changes to this website and elsewhere online that supposedly will help my personal brand. Completely redoing this website’s taxonomy did not go unnoticed by Googlebot, but it didn’t result in any great increase in website traffic. It isn’t all about popularity online, Quality still counts. Google considers approximately 200 different factors when determining which website to rank number one for a given keyword…

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Amy Rae @ Launch Academy Lunch n’ Learn

August 9th, 2013 vanedgeCapitalAndLaunchAcademy

Today I attended another Lunch n’ Learn event at the Launch Academy. Today’s presenter was Amy Rae of Vanedge Capital, a VC fund in Vancouver focussed on digital media. The format was Q&A and I took quite a few notes.

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Improving your WordPress blog / theme

August 7th, 2013 WordPress Logo

Now that the great taxonomy redo of 2013 is mostly complete, I can get around to making all the other improvements and changes I’ve been considering to my blog…

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A Brave New World for Sid Meier fans

July 23rd, 2013 firstGameOfCivV-BNWThumbnail

Last week the 2nd expansion to the video game, Sid Meier’s Civilization V was released. Against my better judgement I download it on day one. I’ve only managed to finish four games since then, but that still represents substantial time and effort, especially when added to the fact all the time I’ve put in since the first game was released in the 90s. Sid Meier is my favourite video game designer and Civilization is undoubtably the video game series that I’ve spent the most time on. As a result I have more than a few thoughts on how to play the game, even though I don’t play competitively or even optimally, I still have much hard earned experience.

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Optimal WordPress Taxonomy

July 18th, 2013 popularTagsAfterTaxonomyChange

When I started blogging I didn’t give a lot of thought to “Optimal WordPress Taxonomy”. I’d probably never even heard the word “taxonomy” when I started blogging. When I started blogging, WordPress didn’t even have tags, now years later I have to invest considerable time and effort optimizing my WordPress taxonomy…

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Google Authorship

July 7th, 2013 Google Analytics logo

Just like the weekend before, I spent too much time in front of my computer appeasing the Googlebot, or at least the powers behind the Googlebot. Apparently it is necessary to be popular or at least prominent in search engines to be successful…

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I finally found a use for Google+

June 29th, 2013 googlePlusLogo

I only have so much time for online social networks, the one I use the most because it works well on my iPhone is Twitter. One of the social networks I use the least is Google+ because it is just too much of a Johnny come lately social network with no killer feature . I know, I know, “Circles” and “Hangouts” but I just don’t need ‘em. I have this domain and this blog, plus Facebook and Twitter were more than sufficient for me to share too much personal information online. Twitter lists and a good RSS reader keep me well informed without having to use Google+.

So what use is Google+?

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