edUi 2017 analytics workshop announced – September 25-27, 2017

edUi conference

edUi is a conference for web professionals working at institutions of learning—colleges, universities, libraries, and museums.

2017 location

September 25-27
Charlottesville, VA at 3 venues on the scenic pedestrian mall in downtown

One half-day workshop is included with every edUi registration at no additional charge. Everyone who wants a workshop at edUi gets a workshop. When registration opens up in April you’ll have your pick of one of three fantastic, in-depth, hands-on workshops including the following.

Analytics workshop

At edUi 2017 Nick DeNardis will lead a half-day workshop on how to get the most out of your analytics.

Using web analytics, Google Tag Manager, and A/B Testing, you’ll learn how to optimize your digital channels to understand what’s working and what’s not. This comprehensive, hands-on workshop will cover the basics of creating and implementing an analytics and digital measurement strategy.

Call for proposals

The call for proposals is open now through March 22, 2017

  • Everyone who submits a proposal gets a 10% discount on their registration.
  • Accepted speakers will receive a complimentary registration.

Registration

Registration for edUi 2017 will open in April.

Ticket prices

  • Early Bird: $550
  • Standard: $675

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New Google Analytics [Screenshots]

If you haven’t applied or looked already you may be missing out on the New Google Analytics. It looks like they are starting to roll it out slowly and our main university account just got activated. I have only been able to play with it a little and I wanted to share some screen shots to show off some new things.

It seems that the core tools have not changed a lot but the interface around them is completely changed. It feels far more responsive and moving in between pages doesn’t have the long loading that plagues the current interface.

The most notable feature addition is the customizable Dashboard which actually does allow you to pull in completely customized “Widgets” into a number of groupings. Creating these widgets is done the same way as segments so there is a lot of functionality.

If there is something specific you want to see just let me know and I can add to these screenshots.

Flickr stats messed up today?

Logged into my Flickr stats today and noticed a HUGE spike in traffic. Weird thing is that no one photo was driving that spike. There is one photo that dominated the stats spike. It seems like a ton of photos just got 1-2 views each. Anyone else have this happen to them yesterday?

Flickr Stats Graph

Flickr Stats Detail