From our Google Analytics page view analysis, these are the most popular news stories and articles from our website in 2011, as voted by you – the reader.
1. Mobile Research
A study piece which shows that 10% of traffic came from mobile devices, but it converts at 40% less.iPads however perform more like PCs.
2. Real world check outs with Google Analytics
An amusing video highlighting critical points in the e-commerce checkout process with reference to the real world.
3. Where e-commerce traffic comes from
An analysis piece summarising where and how online traffic will come to your e-commerce website.
4. 50 ways to increase your e-commerce sales
A 20 minute video of Roger Willcocks speaking at Meet Magento
5. Link building
Detailed article with 25 ways on how to generate links to your website
6. Online fashion sales statistics
A compendium of e-commerce statistics from Drapers
7. Hush re-platforms to Magento
News release about Hush – the lounge & pyjama wear company – moving to Magento
8. Donald Russell launches new Magento-based website
News release about Donald Russell – the online butcher – moving to Magento
9. Planning a new website
A “no holds barred” article about what you should be considering when you plan a new website
10. Magento performance & scaleability
Detailed analysis of a high volume traffic peak to illustrate Magento’s scaleability
We are thrilled to see that our article on the sources of online traffic remains one of the Top 10 articles on the ECMOD Direct Commerce website.
The other most popular articles are listed here. There are good articles on usability, email and catalogue marketing and social media for lead generation.
Timely summary Google about how to link your Webmaster tools account to Google Analytics. This means that in one place you can see a summary of your website’s SEO performance directly from your Google Analytics account.
The SEO reports in Google Analytics appear under the Traffic Sources section in the My Site tab of Analytics. These reports provide the following general data about your site’s performance in Google Web Search results:
- Queries users typed to reach your site
- Number of impressions of your website’s URLs in search results pages
- The number of clicks on your website’s URLs from search results pages
- The ratio of clicks to impressions for your website’s URLs
- The average position of your website’s URLs in search listings
- The pages visitors landed on when clicking on search results listing your site
Read the full article on Google’s blog.
The average website page is now about 965 kilobytes in size, reveals a study of top sites by the HTTP Archive. The figure is 33% up on the same period in 2010 when the average webpage was a svelte 726 kilobytes. Big pages generally take longer to load, which can mean visitors quit if a page takes too long to appear.
Keep them small!
Full article at the BBC.