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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usage_share_of_web_browsers This page list the best and most reliable source of information on the market share of browser. Pretty much everything that people will answer is listed there. Here's the list : W3Counter : http://www.w3counter.com/globalstats.php Net Applications : ...


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One of them is Shaun Inman's Mint. Then: VisiStat SiteCatalyst Webtrends AWStats ClickTraks Coradiant Unica pMetrics Clicky iWebTrack OneStat MetaTraffic Metronome Clicktale Reinvigorate Observer W3Counter KISSMetrics MixPanel


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If you have shell access, you can just use your shell account to SFTP to the new server and upload it directly from one host to the other. It may still take a while, but it will be much faster and won't take up any of your bandwidth. Also, any decent web host should be willing to perform this type of transfer for you for free. 60GB isn't a lot of data in ...


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A lot of great resources listed in the answers so far, great question. To me, the only reliable source of data you should look at for browser usage, and thus, what you need make sure you're supporting well, is your own site. Keep an eye on those breakdowns and you'll have a sense of your actual audience. If you get spikes in traffic because of news or ...


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As always: I am not a lawyer. If you're in the United States this would fall under the FBI's jurisdiction unless you can verify the attack originated within the same state as you and your server is also in the same state. If the website under attack involved a large corporation you might have some luck in getting the FBI to investigate. Especially if the ...


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What makes you think this hasn't happened already/doesn't happen continuously? I remember a point where pages were recommended to stay below ~40k total. With pages easily averaging over 1.2M or so more recently, it would just be insane to think whatever that cutoff is doesn't get periodically adjusted. The real "problem" you're bringing up is that no engine ...


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Disclaimer or Terms and Conditions All sites that obtain personal information should use some kind of disclaimer or terms of conditions on submitting such data to the system, this varies from site to site and you should do a little research on what things you should be mentioning. If its for a big project then I suggest a legal adviser. It's important to ...


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You need a Disclaimer - make the users to agree and understand that although you will not misuse their data, but you will not be responsible for anything that may happen to the information that they submitted voluntary. About "making the data safe", it can't be answered in this question, it's too broad and you need to be more specific.


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I think this site is about the best you will get http://gs.statcounter.com/. It is updated at least once a week It allows you to choose country or region It lets you look at mobile or desktop and browser version And it shows you the data over time so you can see trends and changes in usage Getting data tied directly to usage by age group and area of ...


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If you're in the US or Canada infoUSA is worth checking out. A previous employer used to use them for mailings. You can be very specific with what kinds of business you want and what kind of data is required such as "must have phone number" or must be in X industry" or "must be in business over X years" etc.


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Make it a game where people get points for fixing the data (checking that the pricing APIs product is the same, isn't invalid etc.) People with low points don't get awarded them until a number of other users have fixed the data in the same way. As people get more points it needs fewer other people to crosscheck them, until people with very high points don't ...


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You need to refer to the copyright notices on the relevant sites. For instance, prweb.com copyright notice states: Vocus, Inc. and/or its subsidiary Vocus PRW Holdings LLC, (collectively “PRWeb”) grant you a limited license to use and/or republish any of the press releases on this site for any legitimate media purpose, provided that you: (1) ...


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Freebase is a great option as Osvaldo mentioned, some others that look interesting (haven't personally tested them but have browsed / heard mention of): http://opendata.socrata.com/ http://www.infochimps.com/search?query=&view=list&price_category=free&dataset_type=&has_categories=&order=balanced Although not a list of useable data sets ...


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Freebase has structured data on approximately 20 million topics or entities. http://wiki.freebase.com/wiki/What_is_Freebase%3F http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freebase_%28database%29


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The website is still cached and indexed in Google so in terms of front end content, if you're quick, you can still grab the content on your website's pages and use your browsers dev tools to get the site's source code and stylesheets (before Google starts dropping your pages from it's index). Other than that, the only way of retrieving data is on the server ...


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I definitely do not recommend encoding the uploads and storing them in a relational database, that's just introducing a lot of overhead and complexity for no gain. File systems were designed for files :) You definitely want to design this to be flexible, because today you might use your own server, tomorrow AWS, and months from now a CDN. Or any combination ...


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If you're looking to increase security for connections to remote server applications, you might look into setting up a VPN. If your VPS is using the Plesk control panel (as in your previous questions), you can use their VPN Module. As stated there: Virtual Private Networking technologies allow communications between geographically distributed LAN ...


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My experience with data warehousing for site analytics is that it is very expensive. You are either going to spend a lot of money using a pre-packaged solution, or you are going to spend money (in the form of time or hiring) building one yourself. If you are just starting out, forego the expense of custom analytics. Use free off the shelf products. ...


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Take a look at this - Google Analytics Limits. I work as a technical analyst at an analytics agency and this is something very similar to what we use as reference. Custom Variable Slots Standard (ga.js) - 5 Universal (analytics.js) - 40 (20 custom dimensions/20 custom metrics) Premium - 50 Advanced Segments Standard/Premium - 100


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The limitations to your question are as follows: The total combined length of any custom variable name and value may not exceed 128 characters. Note: Google Analytics Premium accounts have 50 custom variables available. Custom Variables Limit with Google Analytics Google Analytics Premium Limits to advanced segmentation in Google Analytics ...


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The Search Engine Optimization report pulls in data from the Google Webmaster Tools APIs; they don't involve data that Google Analytics itself collects. Typically, externally imported results (like Adwords API data) typically face a 24-48 hour lag at minimum; occasionally, that lag can be a little longer. But, "0" results" basically just means that the ...


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I think this is answered by the comments: If you choose to anonymously share your analytics data (in the data settings), then you will receive a benchmarking report from Google comparing your stats with websites in the same industry vertical - including page view times and bounce rates. Not sure of the frequency of reports though. – Roger Attrill Jun 20 at ...


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Consider using a URL shortening service such as bit.ly to get click data about a list of links. Here's how it would work: You'd use bit.ly shortened links for all links in your list. When a visitor clicks a bit.ly link, bit.ly increments the click count and stores it on their server. When a user visits your page – but before the list is displayed to them – ...


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Well, after your comment, my opinion is that you should use Google Analytics. Using that tool, you are able to avoid any database and all the resource and space that this will require because of the large amount of data to track. Besides they surely can track info better than a single programmer can do. Finally, using Google Analytics you'll be able to order ...


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In Europe there are Data Protection principles enacted into law by the member countries. Data Protection is the term in English for what you mean by data privacy. The responsibility for Data Protection lies with the "Data Controller", i.e. the owner of the data, to make sure that the data is held in line with local Data Protection law. So that would be you. ...


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I find this resource from the Information Commissioners Office useful for wording these sort of things: http://www.ico.gov.uk/for_organisations/data_protection/topic_guides/privacy_notices.aspx You may find the small business checklist useful: http://www.ico.gov.uk/for_organisations/data_protection/topic_guides/online.aspx For the whole subject of Data ...


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1) Clearly state in your privacy policy that you collect personal data from their account and social networks and may sell this information to third parties. Write this in plain english. 2) Clearly state in your TOS that by using your website that the user allows you to access and sell their personal information. Those two steps should cover your butt ...


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To get data from another website, you can use a RESTful approach by using the same protocols a human user would use in order for two machines to communicate. The beautiful thing about URLs is that machines can use them too! Since you've used the PHP tag, I'm assuming PHP is your server-side language of choice. The PHP cURL function will allow your ...


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First off, sites like 4shared/fileserve/mediafire are file hosting/file sharing sites. They're not "movie repository" sites. Most people use them for legal storage and sending files too large to be attached to an email. And filestube is just a search engine for file sharing sites. They don't host anything. Secondly, large websites of any kind generally use ...


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Normally, you're looking at aggregated data, as most people don't want their stats to be seen. The best free sources i've found for this kind of information are MailChimp, Campaign Monitor, and Litmus. Email Marketing Reports can also have useful stuff. A lot of them have breakdown by industry. There is definitely a lot of this information out there, it ...



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