In the next week I hope to release on codeplex a patch for Cookie Free Analytics to fix a couple of minor issues that I discovered today, but until then read on for the DIY patch notes....
These may only be a problem if you are trying to track file downloads (like large PDF files) or passing UTM tracking parameters, or both at the same time (as I was trying to do today).
I would like to introduce my newest project which has just been soft launched on Windows Azure Websites.
From the home page: "The fetchfollow toolkit is being developed with the aim of providing affordable online marketing tools & services. Designed to complement your existing website lead generation, our tools are suitable for corporate marketing teams, freelance website marketers, SEO agencies & inquisitive webmasters."
The project was started to help marketing teams with lead generation. There are plenty of tools which try to take a guess at who has been on your website so you can cold call them, however I felt like taking a different route.
Its been rather quiet on the blog the last few months, mainly as its been what we class as "Summer" here in the UK and I've been less active with the part time development projects.
I have been working on a couple of micro budget (ie: drinks and cheesecake down the local pub) websites built on Twitters Bootstrap framework, which are now live if rather simple. Thankfully the third site to start shortly will have pre-made templates to work around saving them from my lack of design skills!
In more main stream projects, Cookie Free Analytics is gaining more interest in Holland. After a link from a popular dutch blog I had half a dozen downloads over a few days - hopefully the minor tweaks to the install guide made sense. I do intend to pick up the CFA project over winter and sort out V1.0.2 with server side event tracking, so far its only had a few proof of concept tests so it needs a lot more work before being released.
My next big project has already been started and it builds on the core of CFA but branches away from Google Analytics to provide custom data capture. The data capture element of it is currently in a live test so I can build up my sample data for when I get around to building reporting.
So far in testing its helped identify 4 Google Adwords adverts that were PPCing to broken landing pages so the client was paying for people to visit a 404 page!