We sometimes forget that analytics isn’t only for use in corporates / company websites, but also for personal use!

In our office, we were talking about Google Analytics (http://www.google.com/analytics) and tracking of sites. I thought it’s worth mentioning that a lot of people have side-line or personal projects to make some extra cash lately. What we (and even us Software Engineers) don’t always realise, is that we can do a LOT more with our site if we run some analytics on it.

Google Analytics is a great tool. Best of all, it’s free!

My colleague showed me how he tracks his wife’s site with Google Analytics. I was amazed to find out that with the Adwords special how quick the traffic picked up! Within days he had loads more people browsing the site!

We started to talk about Google’s Webmaster Tools, which – as one of the guys put it – makes sure you didn’t do something stupid (http://www.google.com/webmasters)

Another great way to drive the rating of the site up, is by having other sites link to it. In the interest of that, I’ve linked to it below :) Hey, don’t judge, I’m helping out! :)

The product his wife is selling, is a pillow for pregnant ladies, and a lot of the guys in the office got their ladies the product already, and they’re raving about it! Seriously, awesome product!! Go check it out here. (http://4mybaby.co.za/)

I think the following quote from the site sums up why it’s the best thing since sliced bread: “Cushi has be design to ensure a good night’s rest and support for your baby bump, hip and back during pregnancy.”