Topic: stats

How Google Analytics determines Connection Speeds

Today I was looking for an unobtrusive method of determining a user’s connection speed using JavaScript. A quick search on Google returned an array of tricks mostly having to do with using Ajax to make a call behind the scenes, and track the payload time for the small file. In most cases people use an image with a random variable at the end to avoid caching, like image.jpg?foo=1Rt2X21. This is all good but adds an HTTP connection which could potentially interfere with the user’s experience, especially if they are already on a slow connection to begin with. Continue »

Advanced Blog Stats From Clicky

I’ve been using Clicky from Performancing Inc. for the past few weeks now and I had to write this review to let everyone know about this amazingly powerful, unique and advanced statistical package that you should be using on your blog. Personally I have used many other statistics packages including Google Analytics, and many other stats packages for WordPress, but none of them have been as valuable as Clicky, and I find myself going back to it over and over again.

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