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Google Analytics is changing

Posted on: 28 June 2011
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Filed under: Google, Redesign, Web Metrics, YouTube

As we move towards a redesign and restructure of our website, we depend more and more on our website statistics. So it just so happens that when we need these stats the most, Google Analytics (GA) is undertaking a major overhaul of its entire interface.

Many have speculated that Google is ready to enter the high-end enterprise level analytics scene with a package like Omniture. But until then, we will have to make do with the range of features available from GA.

So, what’s new in the updated version of GA. The first answer is that it’s not finished yet, or that’s what it seems at the moment.

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Redeveloping the University website

Posted on: 22 June 2011
Filed under: Redesign

The University of Westminster is undergoing its fourth website redesign. The focus of this redesign is student recruitment, the mainstay of the University business.

The previous redesign addressed some serious issues relating to the publication of signed-in and public pages. When logged into the University network it’s not possible to determine whether a web page held on the “wmin” domain is publicly accessible. ┬áIt also provided a much needed new skin and a new CMS called Squiz Matrix. It was a leap forward for the University then, but was only ever a first step in the right direction.

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