How to quit your job in a bang!
Moral of the story : never ask a troll what he wants from you. :)
For my farewell gift, I had the pleasure to “bail” First Rate COO, along with the Team Leader and the Lead Consultant. :)
Long story short, my COO asked me of what I wanted for my farewell gift. Bad mistake!
I said him, that guy, and that other guy on that thing.”
Video below. Priceless!!!
Thanks for the fun, guys. It has been a great 4.5 years and I will definitely carry those moments everywhere I go.
Good luck, and see you around.
Left to right: Alexey (First Rate Team Leader), Samuel (Q NZ COO), Simon (First Rate Lead Consultant)
P.S. Saying goodbye to your workplace nowadays is an awkward thing with Facebook, Google+ and cellphones. This is especially true if you’re gonna be just around the corner.
Just another fail I spotted on Google Analytics help forum. This web developer is trying to look for certain bold-ed lines in his code.
Q1: With Google Analytics session timer set to 30 minutes, does a second visit trigger a new session if it is done within 30 minutes from last click/activity?
A1: If a visitor leaves the site (close the tab or browser) and come back within 30 minutes of last click/activity on the site, the second visit would trigger new session IF:
- it is a result of clicking on an Adwords ad
- it is a result of clicking on an organic search result
- it is a result of clicking on a link tagged with UTM variables
BUT, the second visit would NOT trigger new session if:
- it is a direct visit to the site (by typing the URL or using browser bookmarks)
- it is a referral visit (clicking on a link from a 3rd party website) that is not tagged with UTM variables
- it is a result of clicking on a link tagged with utm_nooverride=1
Q2: What if a website uses a 3rd party payment gateway (or shopping cart) with no GA code on it, and it throws the user back to the original website (to a thankyou page / goal completion page) upon conclusion of the payment?
A2: Then there is no need to tag the link back with anything. As long as the user completes the payment process and get back to the original website within 30 minutes, the first session (and campaign information) remains valid. However, if the user takes longer than 30 minutes to complete the payment, the jump back would be counted against the payment gateway as the “referrer”, and the goal completion would be incorrectly attributed towards this referrer website.
Q3: Is it true that any visit across midnight triggers a new session?
A3: Yes, visit across midnight triggers a new session (new visit), with the same campaign information as the first session. Midnight is determined based on the timezone set for the GA profile for which the visit is recorded. Hence, it is important to set your timezone correctly when setting up the profile.
When Regina Mayer’s parents dashed her hopes of getting a horse, the resourceful 15-year-old didn’t sit in her room and sulk. Instead, she turned to a cow called Luna to make her riding dreams come true.
Another one collapses in the line of duty.
I know how it feels to stand on guard for hours under the bright sunny sky. It’s very demanding, and almost superhuman.
Poor guy. Let’s at least give him the honour of Internet fame.
This is a great infographics on SEO Tutorial, perfect for summarizing the latest main Search Engine Optimization techniques, courtesy of Datadial.net.
This is one amazingly superdetailed Lego Airbus A380 with cutaway sections, to [Lego] scale and complete with passengers!
Webarena.com.au today gave me a surprise comment spam on one of my blog entry (How to Fix Wordpress Invisible Administrator Hack) in my blog Comment list:
While I expect this to come up everyday fromcheap SEO labours in countries like India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, China, etc, I don’t really expect to see one coming from Australia nowadays.
Such comment spam is totally non-ethical and manipulative, especially if it obviously sounds like the commenter did not even read the article he is commenting about. What were WHAT guys thinking? What do I need to spend some time checking over? The post they were commenting on about was about how to remove a Wordpress hack!
Ironically, this is what Webarena.com.au has written on their website:
A miss managed SEO campaign can do substantially more harm than good to your online reputation and sales channel. Not only should businesses be wary about conducting SEO themselves but also, fly by night operators, and discount outsourcing firms.
When it comes to SEO Perth, slow and steady truly wins the race.
Such blog comment spam techniques are normally done by fly-by-night operators and/or outsourced to discount overseas firms.
I think it is time for Webarena.com.au to really review deeply on their SEO ethics. I feel sorry for their clients, not knowing that they still engage in such rather black-hat and non-ethical SEO practice using blog comment spam.
The IP address of 184.108.40.206 is also mapped to Germany. Either their SEO expert is in Germany for business, or the SEO service is being outsourced.
Sydney Morning Herald today, republished by Stuff.co.nz:
Scientists believe they are one step closer to creating time travel.
American physicists from Vanderbilt University believe they may be able to use the Large Hadron Collider, the world’s biggest atom smasher buried underground near Geneva, to send a type of matter called the Higgs singlet into the past.
But they’re unsure if the Higgs singlet actually exists and whether the machine can produce it, according to a report by Live Science.
That’s a LOT of IFs!
IF they can, scientists will try to send a particle into the past, thereby enabling time travel:
- IF they can detect the Higgs Singlet,
- That is assuming IF the Higgs Singlet is real
- and IFtime travel is possible
And to make it worse, they will send it to the time where they wouldn’t know whether such particle exists or how to detect it. And the sender (present guy) will not know whether such experiment is a success or not (apart from the Higgs Singlet disappearing, I guess).
To think that we pay $4 billion to build this…this….expensive toy!
And such unprovable story to actually make it through the newsroom is beyond belief…….
Charlie Sheen’s biggest fans – Who are they?
We found them using Google Trends (see below).
How on earth can 20-thousand people in Herndon put out way more searches on Charlie Sheen on Google than the 20-million people in the city of New York?
Only one answer: they are Charlie Sheen’s biggest fans!