3 reasons why I would never be on The Apprentice

11. June 2012 19:04 by Dave in General  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)

The Apprentice finished in the UK a couple of weeks ago, and after watching the final it got me thinking of why I would never want to apply for the apprentice.

Here are my top 3 reasons:

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Cookie Free Analytics V1 source code now available under MIT licence

22. April 2012 18:59 by Dave in General  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)

Today I am happy to announce that the core source code for Cookie Free Analytics V1 is now available for download under a MIT "do as you please" licence. All you need to get started is a free copy of Visual Web Developer 2010 Express, or a full copy of Visual Studio 2010.

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How to automatically track file downloads in Google Analytics (without javascript)

21. April 2012 11:25 by Dave in General  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)

Marketing teams are keen to report their website had X thousand visitors and X hundred leads generated each month, however until you start tracking actual file downloads, either via Google Analytics or a simple database backend, you don't have a true picture of how your website is performing. 

Are your visitors engaging your site? They may browse a few case study / whitepaper pages but until they download the PDF you can't be sure.

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I'm a full time web developer & free-time jack of all trades for most things internet related - helping friends & local SMEs.

My main belief in life is that there is always room for pudding.

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