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Hacking Google Analytics: Ideas, Tips and Tricks

Web analytics is a powerful tool made accessible to all of us through awesome free software such as Google Analytics. These tools are designed to satisfy the general needs of every kind of website out there.

That’s why website analytics tools, in general, are very good at offering a fundamental overview of traffic data of a site, but not so good when it comes to answering specific questions.

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Our friends at WPZOOM are back with a second giveaway after the success of their last giveaway. We’ve teamed up with them to hook up 10 lucky Six Revisions readers with a premium WordPress theme of their choice from WPZOOM’s wide selection of themes.

For a chance to win, simply answer this question in the comments: Which WPZOOM theme would you like to win?

This giveaway ends on  September 6, 2011 after which the comments section on this post will be closed. We’ll use your email address to contact you if you win. The winners will be randomly selected and announced on a separate post. Please note that comments that don’t follow the instructions on how to participate (described above) may not be published.

The Difference Between Design and Art

Good web design is far more than a beautiful site, it’s where art meets an interactive user interface and where, in my opinion, superfluous aesthetics takes a backseat to usability and the user experience.

Ensuring that user interactions are as smooth as possible is good design — don’t ever be satisfied with art alone.

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We had another successful Six Revisions giveaway conclude recently, the prize being full-version licenses to Fanurio, a time-tracking and billing desktop app for freelancers.

Here are the winners of licenses to Fanurio:

Must-Have Drupal Modules for Improving Your Site Builds

One of the biggest hurdles when developing a website in Drupal is the initial setup and configuration. Out of the box, Drupal isn’t exactly "end-user friendly".

If you’re like me, and you need to set up sites with a non-developer end-user in mind, there is a lot of face lifting that needs to be done before Drupal is presentable in a simple, easy-to-learn way.

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Next Day Flyers, an online printing company, is giving away three sets of full color, standard business cards (1,000 business cards in each set) and free shipping anywhere in the continental U.S. to three lucky Six Revisions readers.

For a chance to win a set of business cards from Next Day Flyers, simply answer the following question in the comments: How would business cards help you?

This giveaway ends on August 30, 2011 after which the comments section on this post will be closed. We’ll use your email address to contact you if you win. The winners will be randomly selected and announced on a separate post. Please note that comments that don’t follow the instructions on how to participate (described above) may not be published. Note: Shipping outside of the continental U.S. will incur extra costs.

You Should Build Websites That Empower Site Owners

Until recently, managing a website required, at the very least, familiarity with HTML. Updating a web page required the ability to work with FTP. Even minor tweaks to the site’s design required the client to know CSS (or to have someone on staff with the know-how).

This was just an accepted part of owning a website. The nature of the Internet created a demand to keep websites constantly updated and interactive by skilled developers, designers and/or IT staff.

Things have changed.

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