When the analytics consultant comes to my house, I’m always amazed at how many people are coming to see us. I see people from all walks of life, from every stage of life. Some of the analytics consultants are the CEO of a large company, others are college professors, and some are retirees, but all of them bring the same message: “I don’t understand why you can’t understand this.
The analytics consultant is an expert in finding patterns in the data. They show me the data for a website, and then ask me questions about what I see. I answer them with a question like, “What is the most common mistake people make with this data?” and they tell me that it’s an “incorrect” pattern. Then they tell me that I should try to find the pattern, and that I should be doing something about it.
So they can help you with analytics. But you can’t do anything about it. After all, you’re just a data analyst.
Well, it’s a little different than data analysis. I’m not an expert at finding patterns in data. I’m not even an expert at doing analytics. But I can help you do analytics. As a consultant, a consultant can help you do analytics. But you can’t do it yourself. You can do it by learning how to use the data you already have, and the analytics tools.
Analytics is a way to do data analysis. So how can we use analytics in this way? Well, you can use analytics to find patterns in data. Thats like a detective finding a criminal or a criminal finding a criminal. Thats a very different thing. Also, the more data you have to work with, the better. A good way to get started is to find your own data.
Well, you can get started by looking at your own personal data to see if there are patterns and how they relate to each other. We have some data, so lets see how the data looks together.
Our data set is an amalgamation of our visitors data, your own personal data, and our own data plus some external data. I’m going to show you the data we have now in an easy to use diagram. We have visitors, the visitors that come to our website, and our visitors that come from the sites we publish. If you visit our website and you go from our website to a site we publish, then you are a visitor from our website.
Let’s take a look at our visitors now. By the end of this week this data should be up to 11 million visitors, which means we now have a total of 11 million visitors to our website.
This is a great metric to show the diversity of visitors and the diversity of traffic we’re getting. This is similar to the number of people who visit a website with the intention of buying something from it. If you’ve ever bought something from Amazon.com, you’ll see this data as a major metric.
We get roughly 10 million visits per month from our website. As a website owner you also want to use these visits in marketing to your customers. You want to show the visitors that you care.