How to Choose a Web Analytics Tool: A Radical Alternative

As you can imagine choosing a web analytics tool is a critical process because whether you choose right or wrong you will be usually stuck with it for a while. Also because we tend to overstate the importance of historical web data (a post coming on this one of these days) it is quite likely that a quickie divorce will not be in the offing.

So in a world where choosing a web analytics tools seems akin to choosing a wife / husband / significant other, this blog post offers a radically different recommendation on how to choose your mate, sorry web analytics tool.

Summary: The current process of choosing a web…

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The Awesome Power of Visualization 2 -> Death and Taxes 2007

In July I wrote a post on the power of visualization to communicate massively complex amount of data in a very effective manner. The example used as the illustration was Death and Taxes by Jesse Bachman. So it was thrilling to hear from Jesse that there was now an updated version for 2007, which was improved in many significant ways to boot.

I am inspired by Jesse’s work and have a poster of it next to my Minard poster. In this post it is a pleasure to present the 2007 version of the visualization (I don’t like calling it a graph!), some observations and an interview with Jesse Bachman.…

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