Archive for March, 2007

Website Metrics: Clicking and Missing the Point

Friday, March 30th, 2007

Focusing on one metric at a time yields nothing, hence the need for Integrated Path Analysis.Unfortunately, Brandt’s goal of “end-to-end” analysis falls short because, well, he’s *starting* at the end by beginning his analysis when someone clicks on an ad…. Was that *single* ad impression the sole deciding factor that lead them to click and then be comfortable purchasing from said vendor?I doubt it.Chances are, they had seen other advertising for this vendor, and all of that *in total* added up to the customer’s comfort level being high enough to move forward with the purchase.

Dave The Sap Farmer

Thursday, March 8th, 2007

This year we figured we’d have a bit more personal involvement, and have offered to tap a tree in our yard and donate the sap to the cause. There’s something very warming about standing outside on a cold, late-winter day, tapping a tree and knowing that — after a lot of boiling (thankfully not here at our house!)