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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. 聽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 馃檪 聽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聽countries聽above and anywhere else, thank you for dropping by. You make this blog what it is – see you around 馃檪

Learning Sharepoint and Web Analytics

3 days into my new job at IntLock and I have lots of items in my To-Do list, the most important ones are a) learning how Sharepoint is built (from an architecture point of view, web-parts and all) and b) terms and definitions relating to web analytics. Getting to know IntLock and CardioLog goes without saying…

IntLock was founded is 2005 and operates in the web analytics scene. Our solution (video), CardioLog, is considered one of the leading Sharepoint Usage Reporting solutions. CardioLog integrates with the portal structure (tree) and ‘knows’ its content and metadata as well – thus enabling us to present an accurate snapshot of your website: customer site (B2C), partner/agents site (B2B) and employee portal (intranet). CardioLog can also pull data from your AD (active directory) to provide a deeper understanding of how your users (and groups) access the site.

CardioLog comes in 3 flavors: Lite (free), Professional and Enterprise. The main differences are outlined in the table below, along with cost of course. The main diffrentiators are what reports come out-of-the-box, the # of page views per month supported and # of years saved for hostory data. Wanna build your own reports? Get your copy of our SDK and start building. You welcome to download CardioLog Lite for free right now, and start making sense (and $$$) of your traffic. You can also download a free 30-day trial of our Enterprise Edition, with more features and reports. As always, we’re here to help.

CardioLog offers much more than the built-in Sharepoint 2007 Reporting, and is also an excellent alternative for Google Analytics. Here’s what made the difference for some of our customers:

  • Independent JavaScript agent
  • Data aggregation according to portal hierarchy (not URL-based)
  • Data filtering according to portal metadata
  • Tracking of portal-specific user activities
  • Visitor segmentation by Active Directory attributes
  • Exporting reports to SharePoint 2007 web parts
  • Built-in integration with other enterprise applications (e.g., CRM, ERP)

While you’re downloading CardioLog and analyzing traffic, I’ll get back to my reading: Web Analytics – An Hour A Day, by Avinash Kaushik for now (1 hour per day) and some Sharepoint tutorials and blogs for later. If you have any favorite blogs, tweeple or sites, comment away 馃檪

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