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2010 by the numbers

For the past month or so I’ve been reading and sharing a lot of ‘top 10 of 2010’ lists, and true to my nature – why not post a wrap-up of my own. So, here goes.

2010 in numbers - Google Analytics Dashboard

My numbers for 2010

During 2010 I wrote 62 posts (down from 118 in 2009 – damn I wrote a lot in 09!) that received almost 19,700 page views from 12,668 visitors who spent an average of 1:11 min on my blog.

Top pages you were viewing (hopefully reading too, in no particular order) were: The 101 of getting married in NYC (BTW, did a Jewish wedding too, in August), About pageThe real life facebook Like buttonNokia E72 – day 1Just how big is social mediaDay of mourning Carmel, take Techonomy 2010 by stormLotus Notes TravelerOld Spice case study, and FIFA World Cup 2.0.

In the countries section, we have a mini-revolution: Israel surpassed the US and was the #1 referring country, with almost 4,500 visits (US with just over 3,650). Impressive. I write in English since starting to blog some 8 years ago, so knowing that my words are read mostly by Israelies means a lot – Toda Raba people!!!

2010 in numbers - 15,000 visits from 2,788 cities

Just under 15,000 visits from 2,788 cities

A total of 2,788 cities from 132 countries sent traffic to my blog, and the top 10 countries are: Israel, USA, United Kingdom, India, Germany, Canada, Australia, Italy, Netherlands, and France.

Now, some interesting details…

Mobile devices accounted for 700 visits (5% of site total) – iPhone, Symbian, iPad, Android, and iPod make up the top 5. Time spent and pages/visit are obviously down (people on the go, less time to read, screen size), by 17% and 10%, respectively. I’m positive these numbers will increase in 2011.

15:00-19:00 is the period in which most of you (almost 40%) visited my blog, and another 20% of you read me later, probably at home (19:00-24:00).

In terms of Time Spent on Site, interesting metrics – Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Palestine Territories are among the top 10, with over 2:30 minutes spent here. Maybe my blog will bring peace in 2011, who know…

Somewhat of a disappointment, but I’m not judging anyone – 30% of you opted for Internet Explorer, 37% Firefox, and 21% Chrome. Hope to see a change in 2011..

May was the top visited month with over 2,400 visits, probably due to the fact that it was the most posted month (8 posts).

Facebook, twitter, and LinkedIn are #1, #3, and #5 top referring sites (26% of total traffic) to my blog, with (once an IBMer, always an IBMer I guess) and google taking slots #2 and #4 (all respectively). Social has been a huge content promoter for me in 2010, and I see no reason for this to change in 2011.

Google is the #1 in Search Engine sources, and by far. It accounted for 6,100 visits – more than a 1/3 of total visits, growing month by month – from 250 in January to 800 in December.

Finally, to the 12,668 people who visited my blog in 2010 – it was a blast, I hope you enjoyed, and looking forward to seeing you in 2011.

Thank you and a Happy New Year!!

Top ten countries visiting my site

It’s not year end or something, but like any analytics professional, I always have at least one tab open on my analytics solution. Since starting to work around Microsoft SharePoint products almost 6 months ago, I’ve been updating my RSS reader with relevant content, and the direction of my posts have altered as well (as you’d imagine). Joel Oleson and Mike Gannotti are 2 of the SP experts I came to meet and follow (@joeloleson @gannotti), Avinash is another one of course, and an awesome source for analytics insights.  Inspired by Mike’s post from yesterday, I remember I didn’t write an analytics post for a while.

In 2009 (01/01/09 till 12/31/09) I had a slight increase in traffic compared to 2008, however my readers’ demographics haven’t changed that much – same countries as in 2008. Israel sent almost twice as many visitors as in 2008 – Toda people 🙂  Kicking off 2010 as a SharePoint blogger (more like 3rd party SP blogger), it’s gonna be interesting to see what metrics I see come January 2011.

The top ten countries for 2009 were:

  1. United States
  2. Israel
  3. United Kingdom
  4. Germany
  5. Canada
  6. India
  7. Australia
  8. France
  9. Netherlands
  10. Italy

To all my visitors, from the countries above and anywhere else, thank you for dropping by. You make this blog what it is – see you around 🙂

Sneak peak: CardioLog 2010 for SharePoint

With hundreds of customers around the world, CardioLog has become one of the leading usage reporting solutions for SharePoint. In the very near future we’ll introduce CardioLog 2010, for our 3 subscription editions: Standard, Professional and Enterprise. CardioLog 2010 Lite will be introduced shortly after.

CardioLog 2010 will include some UI changes, introduce new reports, planned integration with SharePoint 2010 and (as with any software) hotfixes for known issues. Most of the additions we included in the reports and UI came from our customers, and we thank you for helping us make CardioLog better.

CardioLog 2010 for SharePoint - Real-time Center

CardioLog 2010 for SharePoint - Real-time Center

The screenshots are not final, but you can see some of the UI changes, compared to the current edition:

  • All actions are performed from a topnav instead of ‘right-click’
  • Reports can be exported to PDF (on top of the existing Excel and Webpart)
  • Moved the ‘Favorites’ view alongside the ‘Object Explorer’ as a tab, for easier access to your sites
  • Each widget has ‘Report Actions’ button, for further customization (based on Permissions of course)
  • Improved color scheme
CardioLog 2010 for SharePoint - Report Center

CardioLog 2010 for SharePoint - Report Center

With the announcement of SharePoint 2010 just around the corner, we are already testing CardioLog with the Beta version of SP2010, and we’ll share more information along the way. As with any upgrade, it’s always recommended to do some ‘house cleaning’, see what pages can be archived or were not accessed for a long time. With CardioLog you can build a ‘house cleaning’ report, and generate it periodically, to get an understanding of what’s going on:

CardioLog for SharePoint - House Cleaning: what pages/sites received no hits

CardioLog for SharePoint - House Cleaning: what pages/sites received no hits

Under the ‘Report Center’, right-click and pick ‘Add report’. From the wizard choose ‘Blank report’, and then name your report and decide on a layout. Once the report dashboard is created, you need to add the Page Views reports, in a Table layout (see above screenshot). Click on Preferences and in the left pane, under Advanced, change the value of ‘Minimum result count’ to ‘0’ (zero) and order by ‘Descending’.  Finally, make sure you exclude your editors from the ‘Page Views’: expand Filter and under Users and Groups exclude the content editors group from the count (see below screenshot). That’s it.

CardioLog for SharePoint - House Cleaning: Step 2

CardioLog for SharePoint - House Cleaning: change minimum value to '0'

SharePoint Conference 2009 Started – CardioLog Booth Pics

I’m positive our team at the SharePoint Conference is having a blast, along with 7,000+ people who stormed Las Vegas these past 2 days. Steve Ballmer gave his keynote speech earlier today, to kick-start the conference. If you’re not attending spc09, like me, there are couple of ways to track the action, twitter is my favorite of course. Just head here to see what people are talking about, picturing and streaming.

Pictures from the conference will be uploaded to this facebook album, so if you’re visiting our booth, #1028, be sure you’re captured !! CardioLog Contest will start tomorrow, Tuesday – if you’d like a chance to win an XBOX 360 PRO – come say ‘Hi’.

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Analyzing blog traffic – FF vs IE and FB vs. Twitter

There are two things I like about using Blogger as a blogging platform:
  • Ability to add pretty much everything I see on the web, as a portlet or worst case – using HTML/JS
  • Analyzing traffic using Google Analytics.

I know wordpress and others allow for pretty much the same flexibility, and probably, someday, I will opt for WP in my own domain.

I’ve been incorporating some metrics into my blog, part of the openness and sharing I feel any blogger must adhere to. There’s no point sugarcoating things, not in the web 2.0 era.
Eventually, things come out. There are two interesting statistics I’d like to share, and your feedback and opinion are most welcome.

Firefox vs. IE
The first graph is analyzing traffic based on the user’s browser.
Apparently, people using the fox are spending double the time on my blog (65% to 32%), even thou the gap in number of visits (FF vs. IE) is only +200 pages, in favor of FF. I’m not the first to observe this, as FF is also the fav browser over at Luis Benitez. My guess is that FF users are more technology savvy – in a recent study, over 83% of FF users are running the most updated version.
Also, I guess FF users are more custom to getting their daily fix by un-traditional medium – blogs, podcast, forums, twitter and such (in contrary to traditional sources as CNN, Fox, BBC, Ynet, Calcalist, etc). Then again, there could be no reason what so ever…

Twitter vs. Facebook
The second graph analyzes the top 10 referring sites to my blog, excluding direct traffic and search engines results. There are also columns for pages/visit and avg. time on site. I’ve highlighted in purple sites leading traffic to my blog, and in green the average time people spend.

In #1, way ahead of the rest,, THE place to be heard, seen and read, at the Lotus community. The #2 site referring to my blog is Google Images. A surprising result I might say, but still, shows you the importance of image tagging and ‘alt name‘.

What I found more interesting is the 4th column, Avg. time on site. Apparently, people coming over from Blogger spend the most amount of time, over 5 min! In web 2.0 terms, that’s A LOT.

At #3 we can find traffic coming from facebook, which is also interesting. I tend to post stuff to my profile, from my blog and other sources. Good to know that although I don’t get that much traffic from facebook (only #8), my facebook buddies are spending 2min on my site!
Thanks friends. Conclusion: they like what they see, so I should keep posting.

There’s also the twitter angle. From time to time I tweet about the things I read. My followers are all early adopters, and technology savvy, so they will check the link out, but will ‘fast-read’ the page and move on. I guess tinyurl is also co-responsible for the traffic – you would click on and think twice on
Hence why twitter is #4 on traffic referrals, but lower on time spent.

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