What a year 2011 was … over 31,000 people visited my site which is a growth of about 47% year on year.

So thank you to all of you who came, read and left … and to the few of you who do come back again and again.

I’ve been using Google Analytics since I moved to stand-alone WordPress in 2009. I support agencies and brands to develop complex reporting and engagement insights using Google Analytics.

I believe the bounce rate is pretty good as most people visit, read and leave. This is pretty common for blog-type websites. The high percentage of new visitors is pretty much related to one very old post of mine. It’s popular for anyone interested in cross-browser testing.


1 Jan 2011 - 30 Dec 2011

  • 31,128 people visited this site
  • 70,549 Pageviews
  • 2.10 Pages/Visit
  • 27.42% Bounce Rate
  • 92.59% % New Visits

1 Jan 2010 - 31 Dec 2010

  • 21,191 people visited this site
  • 55,573 Pageviews
  • 2.31 Pages/Visit
  • 40.74% Bounce Rate
  • 87.97% % New Visits

Ouch … in March this year, I had no GA analytics data for a month due to problems with of ‘authentication’ between the plugin I used and Google.

Some notes - I exclude (filtering) visits from my own IP or work IP addresses. I use Yoast’s Google Analytics for WordPress plugin and compliment it with event tracking which I’ve setup.



My Slideshare presentations were viewed over 14,000 times last year … perhaps you should head over to look at my stuff there.


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Damien Saunders
An experienced management consultant and business leader interested in digital transformation, product centred design and scaled agile. If I'm not writing about living with UCTD (an autoimmune disease), I'm probably listening to music, reading a book or learning more about wine.
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