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From Roberto Galoppini <rgalopp...@geek.net>
Subject Re: Google Analytics on download.openoffice.org
Date Fri, 23 Mar 2012 13:00:42 GMT
On Fri, Mar 23, 2012 at 1:55 PM, drew <drew@baseanswers.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 2012-03-23 at 08:43 -0400, Rob Weir wrote:
>> On Fri, Mar 23, 2012 at 8:42 AM, drew <drew@baseanswers.com> wrote:
>> > On Thu, 2012-03-22 at 07:38 -0400, Rob Weir wrote:
>> >> On Thu, Mar 22, 2012 at 12:31 AM, drew <drew@baseanswers.com> wrote:
>> >> > On Wed, 2012-03-21 at 22:23 -0400, Rob Weir wrote:
>> >> >> I'd like to enable Google Analytics on our download page.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> This would allow us to collect some important data, such as the
>> >> >> geographical distribution of download requests.  This information
has
>> >> >> been sought for 3.4 mirror distribution planning. It can also provide
>> >> >> continuity of our download statistics which we would otherwise
lose
>> >> >> when moving off of MirrorBrain.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Of course, if some else is willing to implement an alternative
way of
>> >> >> collecting this info, then I'd love it hear it.  But I think GA
is the
>> >> >> most direct method.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Lazy consensus, 72 hours, etc.
>> >> >>
>> >> > Howdy Rob
>> >> >
>> >> > The data collected would be available to the public or?
>> >> >
>> >>
>> >> We could certainly run periodic reports and make them public.  There
>> >> is nothing that prevents us from doing that.  But GA itself is account
>> >> based, so anyone with direct access requires an email
>> >> address/password.   But they do allow multiple users, so one option
>> >> would be to add PMC members to the account on request.
>> >
>> >
>> >>
>> > Hi Rob
>> >
>> > Ok - but would like to see us decide how the data will be used and
>> > disseminated prior to setting this up.
>> >
>> > -1 on the request for the moment then.
>> >
>>
>> So what is your exact objection to "run periodic reports and make them public"?
>
> None really - I would just like to cover a few things prior to launch
> and right now I need to focus on a couple of other tasks - given the way
> you worded the first request with a reference to lazy consensus and
> invoking a clock doesn't leave much wiggle room... so I figure it cuts
> both ways and I'm trying to turn off the clock for another day, two
> tops. I'll do my best to come back to this today.



While we removed GA from both AOO Extensions and Templates sites as
required, I can actually monitor downloads happening at SourceForge
site, though. For example, for Extensions these are the Top Countries
by Downloads.


1.      United States
2.      Germany
3.      France
4.      Italy
5.      Japan
6.      Spain
7.      Russia
8.      UK
9.      Brazil
10.     Poland

% Operative Systems.

1. 	Windows                    82.84% 	
2. 	Linux                       	    9.97% 	
3. 	Macintosh  	            7.19%

As anticipated in another thread, we plan to inform both Extensions
and Templates users about top downloads and alike.

Getting back to the original discussion, my opinion is that if we
could use GA for downloads this would turn useful in many respects,
ranging from marketing to capacity planning.

Roberto

>
> Is that OK with you.
>
>>
>> -Rob
>>
>> > Thanks,
>> >
>> > //drew
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