Depth of Knowledge Newsletter
July of 2014
Hey Friend of Jeffalytics!
If you spend 5 hours creating something every week for the next month, you will have created something impressive by the end of August. Do this for the rest of the year and you may have uncovered the biggest opportunity of your lifetime.
While that sounds like a tall order, you would be surprised on what you can get done with a concentrated effort to create something of value. So much of our time is wasted consuming, and not enough time is spent creating.
Want to start a well-read blog? How about a respected email newsletter? Have a startup idea that you’ve neglected? Dedicate just 5 hours a week to creating and you will go far!
Analytics Tool Watch
Here are some analytics tools that I have come across since we last spoke. Some of these are startups, while others have been around for years. By linking in this newsletter I am not personally endorsing these tools.
- Shufflepoint (shufflepoint.com) – Automate your reporting to Excel, Powerpoint and more.
- Domo (domo.com) – All of your business data in one place with pretty reports.
- Snowplow Analytics (snowplowanalytics.com/) – Open source web analytics tool with a strong blog.
More Cool Tools and Startups
All Analytics and no play makes Jeff a dull boy. Here are some interesting business startups and tools that I have recently come across that I thought you might enjoy.
- WP Sniffer (wpsniffer.com) – What are the most popular WordPress themes?.
- Murally (mural.ly) – Organize your ideas. The first of many awesome tools I came across in a recent article from Mike King (aka iPullRank).
- Storyboard That (storyboardthat.com) – Online tool for creating storyboards.
- Gliffy (gliffy.com) – Diagramming tool that works directly in your browser.
Thought Provoking Articles and Guides
There are so many articles in this months newsletter that it might be hard to read them all. Sorry that I’m not sorry for providing you with such awesome resources ;).
- Common Google Tag Manager Tracking Setups by Paul Koch – Fantastic resource for anyone using GTM.
- The 27 Worst Charts Of All Time by Walter Hickey – It’s OK to laugh at these mistakes, as long as you don’t make them yourself!.
- It’s Okay to Puke When You’re a Public Speaker by Oli Gardner – I had the pleasure of spending time with Oli Gardner around the time of this article and he’s just plain awesome. Read his essential tips for any public speaker.
- One Content Metric to Rule Them All by Trevor Klein – I really enjoyed this article and the line of thinking. If you want to geek out with your own analytics, this is a great guide.
- Twilight of the Pizza Barons by Bryan Gruley – Utterly fascinating look at the founders of Dominos and Little Caesers.
- 20 Most Popular TED Talks of all time – BE INSPIRED.
- How to Sell Your SEO Plan With 5 Slides in 5 Minutes by Eric Enge – This is a superbly simple way of showing how to sell into a large organization. I also got to meet Eric Enge last month and you can tell he’s brilliant after just a small conversation.
- Stop Asking Me to “Sign Up” by Grigorly Kogan – Filed under tips that I can immediately put to use on Knowledge Land.
- Massive List of Web App Directories to Promote Your Startup by Justin McGill – Take note, if that’s your thing.
- The Fermi Paradox – We are not alone in the universe. Or are we?
- One Doctor’s Quest to Save People by Injecting Them With Scorpion Venom by Brendan Koerner– Painting tumors with scorpion venom for better treatment? Brilliant.
- How much should a custom WordPress website cost? by Brian Krogsgard – Since pricing is always tough, this might help shine some light for you.
- Inside the Box by Mike Christman – What’s it like to fly a helicopter in combat?
- Dealers inject business school basics in selling heroin by Donna Leger – As a huge fan of The Wire, I can’t help but think of Stringer Bell when reading this headline.
- I Was a Washington Post Reporter. And a Crack Addict. by Ruben Castaneda – I’ll will never understand the 80’s.
- How to Miss By a Mile: An Alternative Look at Uber’s Potential Market Size by Bill Gurley – First heard here: I firmly believe that Uber will be valued as a $200+ Billion company within 5-10 years.
- What If America Had Lost the Revolutionary War? by Uri Friedman – The ultimate what-if scenario?
Popular articles by Jeffalytics
I wrote articles this month! We started off with tips forsegmenting in Google Analytics using the new demographics reports at Online Behavior. Later in the month I published 22 Reasons Why Your Website Suckson Jeffalytics. If you have ever been frustrated by the development of a website, this is a must-read article!
My monthly advice column was about how we should be using at least a portion of our time for creating. It doesn’t matter what we create, just spend some time each week creating something. Over time you will have many wins, even if people tell you that you have too much time on your hands, don’t listen. Create!