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Jakob Nielsen has an excellent article, Website Response Times (June 21, 2010) in which he explains why website response times still matter. 0.1 seconds gives the feeling of instantaneous response — that is, the outcome feels like it was caused by the user, not the computer. This level of responsiveness is essential to support the feeling of direct ...


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I think the code validator is wrong. If part of a URL is missing then the other parts are filled in from the parent page. So for example, if an image is referred to from http://example.org/page1.html with src="pic.jpg" then the browser adds http://example.org/ before the src.jpg before it fetches the file. If the http: part of the url (the protocol) is ...


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Practically zero. Because: The vast majority of users don't type in URLs anymore. They type the company name / domain name into a Google search box in the browser chrome, and go to the first result Google returns. If users expect to revisit your site often, they'll bookmark it. Update: I'll add a bit based on the good comments and answers given by others ...


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Short answer: roughly 3 seconds for more than half of users. In Web Performance Today's Cheat Sheet: Everything you wanted to know about web performance but were afraid to ask, the first point addressed is the effect of page-loads. In 2006, the average online shopper expected a web page to load in 4 seconds. Today, that same shopper expects your page to ...


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It depends on the 'standard metrics' you hope to measure, but you might like to consider these options: Compare email campaign metrics with those in your industry using MailChimp's Benchmark feature. Compare approximate traffic with competitors using Google Trends. Metrics like conversion rate tend to be harder to compare because they're more closely ...


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Earlier this year, a blog called ReadWriteWeb wrote a post about Facebook's login process. Because it's a popular blog, it soon appeared near the top for the search query, "Facebook login". Facebook users began to confuse ReadWriteWeb with Facebook and became angry when they weren't able to login. The ensuing comments are priceless and I really wouldn't do ...


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According to pingdom, there were 234 million websites online in 2009, so it would be fair to say that if each website gets hit at least once, you'd save close to a billion keystrokes. The more relevant point for webmasters, I think, is to support both variants (www. and not), but ensure that the website is set up to 301-redirect to one or the other to ...


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Browsers tend to cache favicons for longer than normal files, so trying to use it as your counter would probably make the counter quite unreliable. Even if it worked this would slow down your page unnecessarily, since you're adding a redirect into the mix. Just stick with the standard code, and if the favicon errors are a problem use one of the options bybe ...


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Certain browsers will always search for a favicon and will carry on doing so until you place the file. There is absolutely no reason why you should need to put a 307 or any other redirect method for that matter simply to get rid of a 404 error. 404's does not imply your site is broken It's important to note that errors 404 does not indicate that something ...


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The problem is due to the range(s) you are using. On a single day, you may have 10 unique visitors. The next day you may have 10 unique visitors again, but 8 of them came back from yesterday. So in this case, if you range is 1 day, then each day had 10 unique visitors. If your range is 2 days, then you only have 12 unique visitors since day 2 had 8 return ...


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On web view Google Analytics is showing unique visitors over that date period. So if you chose one month, it will show you yjr unique visitors who came over that whole month. However on export it shows you unique visitors per day. The same visitors who came each day will be counted as separate unique visitors on the export but will be counted as one unique ...


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You can use Google Analytics URL builder to construct your URL's in emails and then view visits to your website via these URL's in the 'Campaigns' section of Google Analytics and drill down, segment, create custom reports as you see fit.


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Google Analytics can provide interaction metrics on non-Google networks such as Facebook and Twitter fetched through sharing buttons placed on your website pages but cannot provide any metrics directly about your organizations's Facebook and Twitter pages. There is a nice list of sites which provide Twitter analytics here While some of these tools don't ...


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The time spent viewing the last page is (by default) not included in the time on page calculation by Google analytics. This is because they can only measure the data that they are sent. Here are is the data they get: page one loaded at 10:03:00 page two loaded at 10:03:10 page three loaded at 10:03:20 So the stats would be: Visit duration: 20s visit ...


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location = /favicon.ico { return 307 http://mc.yandex.ru/watch/XXX; } seems to work; however, it would seem like only certain browsers request a favicon.ico by default, so, not all visitors would be counted. Also, it has a limitation of not letting you know which pages are popular on your site: when a redirect is made, it is likely that the ...


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Problem is in how GA counts Visits and how it counts Visitors. That's quite messy thing so better I'd redirect you to some of the detailed descriptions online: Google support - Visits vs. Visitors Unique visits and visitors GA Mystery of visitors :)


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One reason could be that your tracking code has an error, and all transactions is registered in a new GA cookie. If your transactions is registered in a new cookie, then GA treats it as a new visitor. It's long shot, but on the top of my head, this is the only thing I think of. Use Firebug or Google Chromes developer tools to see which cookies get set. ...


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Wow... can I just say you are looking at this all wrong? Their is no way someone could say make this change and you will get x result because the whole thing is a totality. Except speed. If you increase speed you get an increase. Having said that, you could work with someone like conversionvoodoo.com to work on the site and say you will get at least a ...



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