So I am going to have a major rant at Google’s expense! In 18 years in the technology trade it can be said that it is more likely that it would be Microsoft or Dell that would be on the receiving end of such a rant.
So why Google? Well they have really annoyed a lot of people recently especially in the technology trade. First there was the Hummingbird update which they rolled out without telling anyone and then there was the change to Google Analytics, again without telling anyone. To get keyword data or location data from Google Analytics you must now pay Google the princely sum of £150,000! They did this without telling any one and it has been in place since the beginning of September 2013.
I am not the only one who is irked by this. So many SEO and internet professionals have taken to their own blogs and other blogs to vent their own spleens with one professional publicly quitting the industry.
As many readers of these pages may know I own and operate a large number of websites. Because of these updates and Google’s policy I have been forced to explain to customers that I cannot give them reliable analytical data between 1 September 2013 and today! I have also had to spend an entire weekend changing my hosting infrastructure and all of the websites to ensure my data is accurate!
Ewell Systems are delighted to announce the following results for their network of websites for the past 12 months:
Average Visitors: 2000
Average Unique Visitors: 1135
Average Page Views Per Visit: 5.29
Average Time on Site: 4 minutes 37 seconds
Average New Visits: 57%
Average Direct Traffic: 20%
Average Reffering Traffic: 62%
Traffic From Search Engines: 18%
Commenting on these results Ewell Systems Managing Director Court Guinness said “I am delighted by these results, in view of the challenging trading conditions most businesses have faced in the past 12 months, it demonstrates that across our network of websites we are growing steadily. I look forward to further growth in the next 12 months.
At Ewell Systems we network a lot, we use various sites such as twitter and facebook and attend many different events, we like to be open and supportive, we like to meet and encourage people and organisations we have never met before and grow relationships with them.
We have taken the decision to add a network to our business in order to help the businesses and people we wish to see grow. Starting very soon “The network” will be added to our site and grow in functionality over the next 6-12 months.
We cordially invite you to watch this space for further announcements and join us when this exciting new area of our site is ready.