BC Hydro’s amazing #BCStorm social media turnaround

BC Hydro made an amazing social media turnaround to communicate with customers in crisis! Go BC Hydro! On August 29, 2015 high winds caused tree falls that took out BC Hydro power lines throughout BC’s Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, Sunshine Coast leaving up to 500,000 customers without electricity. Many including Continue Reading →

Introducing Speedvisit – a quick and easy way to record visits from people

Here is a demo web application / SaaS called SpeedVisit that individuals and companies can use to easily and quickly record visits from people to record basic customer demographic information. Features include: Groups – create a group so you add other users, locations and referrers to it. Users – add additional users Continue Reading →

How to filter referral spam from Google Analytics using API and Python

Google Analytics data has become incredibly polluted by “spam referrals” which inflate site visits with what are essentially spam advertisements delivered to you via Google Analytics. The spammers are entirely bypassing your site and directly hitting Google’s servers pretending to be a visitor to your site. Its a bit odd Continue Reading →

How a UK tent rental company used Google analytics and Tableau to improve sales

UK wedding marquee rental website Google analytics data was analysed using Tableau Public.  The client’s target geographic area is UK Northwest centered around Manchester. It was interesting to see significant number of site visitors from Pakistan, India and Phillippines. A bit of customer research reveals that these site visitors are Continue Reading →

Introducing Cardivvy – a website showing Car2Go real time car locations, parking and service areas

Car2Go provides developer access to their real-time vehicle location and parking availability, and service area boundaries for all of their city locations around the world. I am using the Car2Go API to power a website called www.cardivvy.com that I created for my own use after struggling with the official Car2Go map on their site Continue Reading →