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September 8, 2013

Visualizing 500,000 VizWiz pageviews

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Friday was a huge day for the blog, it hit 500,000 pageviews.  1/2 million; it's hard for me to fathom. I'm amazed that this little diary has taken on the life that it has, despite not really having a clear direction.  I started this blog as a way to keep track of things I found and things I wanted to practice, and somehow people started reading it.  Thanks for that!

I didn't start tracking stats with Google Analytics until much later than I started the blog, so here is a snapshot of the stats via blogger.

Being a viz nerd though, I had to use the new Google Analytics connector that Tableau 8 includes to get into more detail.  If this viz looks familiar, it's probably because you follow DataRemixed.  I figured, why rebuild something from scratch when Ben did such a great job.  So I downloaded his workbook, change the data source to my blog and that was it.

I added two features from Ben's version:
  1. I added an option to view by different time dimensions.
  2. The destinations, sources and social charts filter to the top 10.
If you're wondering what the huge spike is, click on the dot.  To spoil the surprise, this viz was picked up by the Huffington Post.

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  1. Awesome! Love the cumulative line chart you added as well. Congrats, and I'm sure your 2nd 1/2 million will come in much less time.