Piwik Web Analytics Essentials

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Learn
  • Install Piwik on a web server
  • Add Piwik tracking to websites
  • Customize Piwik JavaScript tracking code
  • Track goals and marketing campaigns
  • Track events using Piwik
  • Track ecommerce sales, lost sales, and conversion rates
  • Integrate Piwik with your application
  • Customize Piwik to provide your own web analytics service to clients or customers
About

Without web analytics, you are blind on the internet. In order to improve conversions and revenue on your web- site, you need to know what is going on. Piwik gives you this data and unlike Google Analytics, gives you total control over its usage. Unlike Google analytics where the data can be read by Google, Piwik maintains complete confidentiality of your website data. By harnessing the power of your tracked data, you can raise the conversion rates on your website to new heights.

"Piwik Web Analytics Essentials" will show you how to install Piwik Open Source Analytics and have you tracking your website’s visitors within an hour after you pick up the book! After that, you will learn how to track custom events and programmatically trigger tracking events. The book continues with ecommerce tracking and advanced Piwik API usage.

This book will take you from installing Piwik on your web server to writing custom tracking code for your apps.

You will learn goal and event tracking techniques and how to add them to your standard tracking to fine tune your analytics results. Nothing is untrackable using Piwik: ecommerce shopping carts, web apps, phone apps, and more can make use of Piwik tracking capabilities.

"Piwik Web Analytics Essentials" will walk you through every step with detailed screenshots and plenty of example code.

Features
  • Track customers on your websites and apps and improve conversion rates right away
  • Customize your tracking for every application and situation
  • Embed Piwik’s tracking capabilities in other applications
Page Count 326
Course Length 9 hours 46 minutes
ISBN 9781849518482
Date Of Publication 4 Oct 2012

Authors

Stephan A. Miller

Stephan A. Miller is a web and app developer, SEO expert, and blogger who lives in Kansas City, Missouri. He was head developer at All About Doors and Windows in Kansas City for six years and was a freelance developer and SEO expert for eight years._x000D_ _x000D_ In his career, he has worked with Wordpress, Drupal, Magento, osCommerce, ZenCart, and many other online applications, as well as developing sites from scratch in PHP and MySQL or using the Lithium PHP framework. But this is not all. Because his business was at times a one man show, he knows Linux, Apache, and Nginx well and has developed desktop applications in Python where PHP just won't work. He also knows search engine optimization techniques, web analytics software, and search engine marketing which he uses to promote his own handful of sites. He blogs semi-regularly at http://www.stephanmiller.com about his work.