Hiding Google Analytics Campaign Variables

July 6, 2009 1 Comment
Do you use a service like Google Analytics for viewing your website statistics? Are you keeping track of your inbound links using campaign variables (utm_source, utm_medium, utm_campaign)? I recently ran into a situation where Google search results were linking to URLs with my campaign variables in them. Not a good thing - it really messes up your stats by reporting Google searches as coming from another source! Not to mention causing duplicate copies of your content to appear in the search listings.
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Host Your Own URL Shortener: 10 PHP Apps Reviewed

June 30, 2009 1 Comment
I have been planning to host a personal tinyurl or bit.ly like URL Shortening service on my website. I was going to write my own software for this, but thought I'd start by reviewing some existing PHP Apps just in case one already met my needs. I wanted to add a URL shortener to my website for a couple of reasons: People don't always trust blind redirect links from tinyurl or bit.
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Google Reader in Facebook

March 30, 2009 Comments
This has been around for a while, but I only recently started using it. Facebook's built-in importer application can automatically add your Google Reader shared items to your mini feed. To configure this, open your Profile to display all items you have posted. Select your Profile at the top of the Facebook website On the profile page: Click "Settings" on the bottom right side of the Write Something box Choose "
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TekSavvy and SpeakOut: My Alternatives to Rogers and Bell

September 9, 2008 Comments
I'm always looking for a better deal when it comes to my utility bills. In Ontario, it seems like there aren't many choices when it comes to telephone, television, wireless, and internet service. Either you sign up with Bell or you sign up with Rogers. At least that's what their advertising campaigns would like you to think. There are, however, good alternatives that will save you a few dollars per month.
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Using Google Reader to stay on top of RSS feeds

August 22, 2008 Comments
I just started using Google Reader this month to keep on top of websites that I visit frequently. Google Reader is a RSS feed aggregator - meaning, it keeps track of the latest news from many of the websites I visit in just one location. This is really handy, it means instead of checking lots of websites to see if they have any new articles, I can check Google Reader and it shows the new articles from all the websites that I'm interested in following.
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