Thursday, February 26, 2009

Yahoo! Web Analytics Resources

I've been receiving an increasing amount of Yahoo! Web Analytics (formerly IndexTools) questions lately due to the recent press on the CMS analytics study. While Yahoo! Web Analytics has not yet launched publicly, I wanted to send along some helpful links that discuss Yahoo! Web Analytics in more detail. I'm guessing that these links will only get people more antsy for the release, but it's helpful none the less.

Yahoo! Web Analytics For Your Web Site

Main Site:

Video: 9 Minute Overview (by Eric Hamilton)

Video: Same As Above:

Video: 5 Minute Overview (by Dennis Mortensen)

Yahoo! Web Analytics For Your Yahoo! Small Business Store

Video: Y!WA Set up for Yahoo! Stores

Yahoo! Web Analytics Articles

Yahoo Web Analytics - What's the Verdict?

Yahoo! Web Analytics Leaps Ahead of Google Analytics for Enterprise Use

Yahoo! Web Analytics Book

Info On New Book by Dennis Mortensen

Purchase Book On Amazon


Dennis Mortensen Blog


Video: IndexTools at DME (2007)

Yahoo! Web Analytics Setup Guide

Setup Guide

Monday, February 23, 2009

Yahoo Web Analytics Overview Video

For those of you out there looking to find more information about Yahoo! Web Analytics (formerly IndexTools), another overview video has been created. This 9 minute video was put together by Yahoo's very own Eric Hamilton. It covers many of the high level reports that can be found within the Yahoo! Web Analytics interface.

The video can be found at either of these two destinations:

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Green Analytics

This post is a bit off the web analytics topic but I found this type of analytics to be pretty cool none-the-less.

Here's a snapshot report analysis of my home solar usage. I recently bought a new home in December that included some pretty cool (no pun intended) solar technology. This type of data will be very useful in helping me understand peak electricity usage, etc.

For example, the tall grey bar (that is hard to read in the chart below) is my high electricity usage during Super Bowl Sunday on 2/1 (ouch)! The orange bars show how much electricity I'm using up. Based on this information below, I'm not using as much as I'm generating. What this means is that my extra electricity is going back onto the city grid. And let me tell never gets old watching my electric meter outside run backwards!

So far, my home has reduced emissions equivalent to:

- Planting four mature trees

- Not driving 476 miles in a standard car.