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+Tom Gough , thought you might like this..
 
Oh! Look at that Big Data: the backlash begins

It sums up what I've been saying for over a year... but it was too counter-trend to publicly shout it - it would have sounded like a "weak" positioning to say so... so it was only discussed internally and in private communications with thought leaders. Don't get me wrong, there are good use of Big Data... and there are marketing abuse and those blindly jumping on the Big Data bandwagon. I'm glad +Cardinal Path took a more reasonable and sound approach to our Big Data practice.

http://econsultancy.com/ca/blog/63253-big-data-the-backlash-begins
After a cycle of hype, reality sets in. Big Data isn’t going to save the world.
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Apologies in advance if this is the wrong place to ask this question, but the Analytics communities aren't as good as this one. I have a site that saw a 50% upturn in direct traffic last week, normally I'd expect this to be the result of a press mention, but if that were the case I'd expect to see a corresponding jump in traffic from branded organic and PPC; these were flat.
Does anyone have any ideas? Is there any way that other traffic sources can be misreported as direct?
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That was it, thanks, segmented out direct traffic and looked at the safari traffic, the spike accounts for near enough all of the increase.
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Quick question on authorship, I understand how it works for personal content on blogs and so forth but what about for business and ecommerce sites? I've created business pages on G+ and linked them to the sites with the rel=publisher tag but I don't want to link the sites to client's personal profiles, it's ok to do this for small businesses but what would you do for a larger business?
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+Ben Pusey - Ben, although I don't think this is really a big deal, if you want, you can make the company Google+ page both the author and the publisher.
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Clever...
 
How exactly do Content Experiments work?

With Content Experiments, we've made testing and optimization simple for everyone. But how does it work? In today's post, we share details on the statistical engine behind Google Analytics Content Experiments. 
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This is ace, it's such an elegant solution to warehouse automation.
 

This is seriously impressive. / They are quietly taking over the world!

I have to agree with the presenter, these are robots like perhaps none that you've ever seen.

They can work 24 hours a day. They can lift up 1,000 lbs. They never forget/break things. They work quietly.

They even recharge themselves!

#omg   #scary   #impressive   #ouroverlordsarealreadyhere  
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Crudely written bodge scripts for the win.
I had a project recently where I was asked to upload product data to an ecommerce site, but the data was extremely poor quality. Such poor quality that importing it directly would be like trying to ex...
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Maybe not the right place (again) but I posed a similar question a few weeks back and you guys were a big help:
I've just found a client site that is being effected by the "mozilla compatible agent" bug in Analytics, it's skewing the bounce rate and some of the other metrics too.
I've read a few for and against articles on filtering out this traffic here:
http://www.seomoz.org/ugc/have-you-seen-this-google-analytics-bug
and here
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6121849/customer-filter-for-google-analytics-mozilla-compatible-agent-iphone

What do you guys think? To filter or not to filter?
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Personally, I would leave them as they are in most cases. I have a site, where mobile visitors do not convert directly (strictly PC market), but they do have impact for sales as they return on their PCs. 
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Top Tip:
If you get too many emails at work, simply forget to set the MX records properly when moving your website to a new server.
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Does anyone know if it's possible to set the threshold where +Google Ads alerts you that your balance is low? 
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Hope you got sorted with Google 
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to the genius/bastard who invented regex, I'm eternally grateful/want to punch you in the face.
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Go forth and de-crapify...
 
If you are one of the lucky millions of SMBs with a crappy Web presence, here are 10 things you can do to de-crapify your site. :)
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Everyone even remotely involved with any ecommerce business over the last few years has heard how important social media is, experts have been dropping phrases like "paradigm change" and I'm getting b...
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Left a comment on your blog - very apt re sales but Social is still engaging advocates for a brand longer term. We are seeing re emergence of the importance of word of mouth recommendations rather than just relying on the google search bar as people are wanting to trust people again rather than just what they find online 
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