2 million unique visitors in September
It took Diffen several years to get to a point where we crossed 1 million unique visitors a month. The next million took only 1 month. After flirting with the 1MM mark a couple of times, it finally happened in August 2012. And in September traffic to Diffen crossed the 2 million unique visitor mark. Totally awesome! But we’re not going to get carried away with this success. Growth...
link rel=twitter - A proposal for mobile browser...
It is generally easier to share what you’re reading on a mobile device than desktops. Mobile browsers allow you to email, share on Twitter and, with the latest Chrome and iOS 6, share on Facebook. One advantage of Twitter’s sharing widget aka Tweet button is the via field. Mobile websites cannot afford to add bulk by loading the Twitter widget. So perhaps mobile browser vendors...
Experiences hacking GA event tracking
Last month we started using event tracking in Google Analytics (henceforth forever called GA). Should have started years ago but as they say - better late than never. Thought it might be a good idea to share a few things that we learned. 1. Have clear goals We have a pretty high bounce rate so we wanted to understand what people are clicking on to see how we could make the product more engaging....
1 million unique visitors a month
On Aug. 27, we hit a milestone in the history of Diffen. 1 million unique visitors in a calendar month. We had come close before and flirted with 1M on a couple of occasions. But missed the mark by a few thousand. But August was different. We crossed the milestone with a few days of August to spare. Yes, we know that we’re too dependent on Google right now and one change of their algo...
Mysterious rise in 404 errors in GWT
Google Webmaster Tools is reporting that in the last month the number of 404 errors has skyrocketed from about 9,000 to 77,000. We can’t figure out why. In fact, when we check our server logs and look for 404 status codes returned to Googlebot in the last month, there’s only about 10,000 (which might even have some duplicate records..we haven’t checked). So what in the name...
Mandel vs. Brown - who's leading? →
Brown is ahead in the polls but Mandel is all over YouTube. This is the most expensive race in Ohio’s history - over $24 million have been raised.
tumblrbot asked: WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL BETTER WHEN YOU ARE IN A BAD MOOD?
This project has been a long time coming. In the course of building Diffen, there have been many occasions when we felt we learned something or found something interesting. On such occasions, we said to ourselves “This would make an interesting blog post. If we had a blog, we’d definitely write about this.” Well, we didn’t have one because we were too lazy. And perhaps a...