Last week I mentioned that while I couldn't give a definitive list, our initial focus for a mobile website would be higher end devices. One thing we do know is what people are using at the moment to access our sites on the move: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikenolan/4698128898/ Data for the above chart is taken from 14th April … Continue reading Mobile device usage
Inspired by University of Bath’s post about how they deleted the internet, last week we installed some heatmap software to plot where on a page users click. We’ve had it running on a few pages and already some interesting patterns are showing. We’ll be using these heatmaps to help up determine what’s working on the … Continue reading Hot or Not?
Phil Wilson from the University of Bath has just published a summary of browser statistics so I thought it might be interesting to do a comparison. We also use Google Analytics and it covers virtually every page on the site. We don't distinguish internal visitors so I'll give figures for external and total. External visitors: … Continue reading Browser stats
BBC News' Magazine Monitor have been running a feature publishing a random statistic every day. This alone is worth subscribe to their feed for, although their sardonic review of the papers is good fun too. Today's stat is: Fifteen per cent of people have checked their e-mails at a wedding, according to a survey. Just … Continue reading Random Stat
I'm going to skip day 10 - declutter your sidebar - as it's fairly clean as it is and I like how the IT Services blogs, and some of the other University blogs, have the same theme with a consistent layout, albeit with different colour schemes and graphics. So today I'm looking at stats using … Continue reading Better Blog Day 11: Dig Into Your Blog’s Statistics
I think it's fair to say that the analysis of web traffic is a somewhat neglected aspect of our service. Whilst we endeavour to use web stats to inform decisions regarding the usability and information for our website I certainly feel we could/should do a lot more with the information. The difficulty has always been … Continue reading Analysis on the doorstep!