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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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API is doing stuff when you ask it to, while Webhook does stuff on it's own when certain criteria match. So, in a nutshell: The API is where you tell us things and Webhooks is where we tell you things. via http://apidocs.teamwork.com/article/466-whats-the-difference-between-the-api-and-webhooks Whenever there’s something new, the webhook will send ...


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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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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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In my experience, changes to microdata have often taken a week or more to show up in GWT, even after manually re-submitting affected pages. Assuming the Testing Tool reports correctly functioning code, I wouldn't worry; GWT will show it eventually.


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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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Note that having this sort of sub-federal jurisdiction above the level of a municipality happens in many countries, not just in the US (e.g Australia, Canada, China, India, Mexico...) To answer your question, you (modiX) need to understand why one would ask for the state (or province or territory). There are two primary reasons: If you need to use ...


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The first and main difference between them is that with most APIs there’s a request followed by a response. No request is required for a webhook, it just sends the data when it’s available. Simple view: The API is an interface to your data on example.com. The API is used from your server to the example.com platform and can be used to List, Create, ...


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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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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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Edit: Google just announced the upgrade path to universal analytics: We just launched the Google Analytics Upgrade Center, an easy, two-step process to upgrade your classic Analytics accounts to Universal Analytics. From their upgrade instructions: Step 1: Transfer your property from Classic to Universal Analytics. We’ve developed a new tool to ...


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Midnight is the logic time to end a session - if there has to be a specific time at which each and every session, no matter how long it is open has to be ended. Even if it might seem stupid to count two sessions for a user visiting from 11:55pm - and leaving after 10 minutes. You might want to count visits per day/week/month/year. An in this case there has ...


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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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no love for ChartBeat or Quantcast?


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http://www.yell.com/robots.txt Lots of sitemaps in there :) I haven't downloaded the data and had a look at it, but it might contain usable information.


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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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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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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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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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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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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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You seem to be talking about the right to be forgotten which exists only in some countries in Europe and only applies to sites within that jurisdiction. For that I do not know. As for the rest of the world, this is not a right and any request would be up to the discretion of the site owner. If you have a compelling case, and there are some, then I could see ...


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Google Alerts allows you to setup an RSS feed for the alert delivery. That'll probably be your best bet to get the data in a structured form.


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There are fringe cases where zip codes can actually cross state lines. Amazingly stupid, but true: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZIP_code#By_geography Following trends blindly might be bad UI design but bucking them without a healthy dose of paranoia is a bad idea too.


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Segments sound like the best and easiest solution, you also have historic data. Content grouping is another approach you can try. You can create a segment for the forum section with a condition that includes all pages with "forum" in the URI. No need for filters or other views, though you can setup those just for best measures (with no historic data).



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