Taking the analysis challenge.

Since I started this blog, I’ve been running a local tracking tool for the purposes of generating stats of mostly general interest to me–how people got here, what people read when they got here, did they come back, where did they go when they left, all that interesting to me but completely useless to anyone else stuff. It’s also how I generated yesterday’s breakdown of what got the most attention in November. And, while it does give me a lot of information, I can’t help but wonder if I’m still missing a thing of interest or two.

So, I’m finally deciding to take advice long ago given to me by Mike among others, and installing Google Analytics to go along with it. I very very briefly played around with it some time ago, but never actually ended up really getting anywhere with it beyond mildly confused, but that’s mostly due to the fact I haven’t had the time to mess with it in detail. Since I do, and since I’m curious what these two packages combined will do to possibly complement each other, I figured what the hell. Worst case, I decide to pick one and ditch the other. Best case, I keep both. In any event, the comparison over time should be mildly distracting. I’ll be quite interested to see which one misses more and by how much. As for right now, though, I’m almost missing a hockey game.

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