Street Fighter II review:
19 posts • joined 30 Mar 2010
For months Chrome has had the option "Enable Instant for faster searching and browsing" which I initially thought was a good idea - until I saw the requests it was making: as soon as the user's typing picks up the website (e.g., 'www.ther') it will make a page request for every further character the user types (e.g., 'egister' would generate a further 7 requests for the homepage).
Does Google Analytics take account of this?
The ramblings of someone who has never experienced a good film that's been transferred well on to BD via a quality AV system.
HD done properly is jaw-dropping.
I take your point though; turning on BBC HD and catching the end of Strictly Come Dancing just shows me the same shit with more shades of orange.
The setup must have been terrible then as the difference is huge.
I can put up with films and regular programmes in SD if I have to but I hate watching MOTD with it's blurry players and pixel-patch pitches.
Football in HD gets you much more involved in the game; more like the feeling of watching a game at the ground, whereas SD seems far more detached now.
What Google do with the data for themselves, no one knows. Why shouldn't webmasters see how users are accessing data on their site? The whole point of GA is for companies to learn and adapt their site to make it better for the consumer.
All I know for sure is that it's a hugely powerful tool that gives me information it would be hard or very time-consuming to get any other way.
They don't pass on the IP address to webmasters - you don't even get a timestamp (just a datestamp). I can get IPs and timestamps from FusionReactor and other logs. In combination with the latter two, GA has even been instrumental in identifying companies who have been fraudulently using our site with someone else's login details.
In summary, there's very little GA does which you couldn't do by other means, GA just brings it together in a user friendly way.
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