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23 May

Looking For Trends? Got ‘Em Here!

Posted in Uncategorized on 23.05.15

Siwek says that in under five minutes, he had “a complete, fully detailed site report,” without hours of training or trying to decipher the interface.

Web Log Analysis function

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“You can’t rely on a hit counter to tell you any useful information about your Web site,” Siwek says. “Did an incoming browser hit your home page first or jump straight to another page within your site? How do you know? How do you quantify that traffic?”

WebTrends provides answers to those questions. The Web Log Analysis tools go through the IIS log files and create detailed profiles and analysis of your site’s usage. To run such a report, start WebTrends and click on the Web Log Analysis tab. You can modify an existing sample report, or click on the New icon to create a new report. Specify the location of the IIS log files, give the report a description, specify the URL for the home page, and the report is just about ready to go. You have several options to choose from, but the defaults are probably what you need.

Notice the combo box called Memorized Report Name. If you click on that, you can produce the report in HTML (the default), in a Microsoft Excel worksheet, a Microsoft Word document, or a plain text

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06 May

Some Great Tools To Manage Your Site With

Posted in Recommended Software on 06.05.15

sgtmysIf your site uses any JPEG graphics files, you should consider CyberView Image Pro 4.02. This handy utility lets you visually adjust the JPEG compression for your graphics files. Side-by-side examples of both the compressed and noncompressed image help you decide how much compression is acceptable. Too much compression brings the file size down but can blur the image. Too little compression keeps the image looking good, but may not reduce the file size enough for expeditious Web viewing.

This kind of side-by-side image comparison is available in some commercial image-editing programs, such as Adobe Systems‘ ImageReady and Ulead Systems’ PhotoImpact 4. However, CyberView Image Pro goes further than these programs by providing a more refined toolset. It has three sets of sliders, each with a separate adjustment for the luma (intensity) and chroma (color) components. The three sliders are Precision (which determines the accuracy of the compression process), Compression (which determines how much of the original image information is removed during the compression process), and Selective (which determines the compression values for a selected area of the image). A fourth slider, Smoothing, adjusts how much optimal noise is removed.

For those who want to delve even deeper into the intricacies of the program’s JPEG compression, CyberView Image Pro lets you

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