Dashboard.io Startup Metrics for Pirates WordPress Plugin

Jun 15, 2011

I’ve been working with a good friend and colleague, Paul Singh, Founder of Dashboard.io to beta test his new analytics tracking solution for startups/founders/investors which is based on the metrics standard AARRR from Dave McClure, Founder of 500startups and the guy behind Startup Metrics for Pirates. Dashboard.io allows startups to see how they rank against other startups while investors benefit from it the same way.

I threw together this blog post and WordPress plugin based on Dashboard.io tracking integration and AARRR standard to save time on applying the code on wordpress sites and to eventually make the plugin seemlessly integrate for all stages of the conversion funnel proposed by AARRR.

So far Dashboard.io is working well for me on my sites like Music.com and is helping people understand relevant metrics and conversion goals for their websites.

If you’d like to fork this plugin or download it for now I just have it on github. I’ll publish to WordPress.org CODEX if there’s demand for it.

I welcome feedback and kudos to Paul Singh for releasing this analytics app.

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PHP vs whatever debate – don’t be stupid – create value from your tech

Jul 22, 2010

There are countless articles, forums, blogs and other sites that try to either defend or blast PHP for use as a professional language for web development. There are a ton of PHP developers than ever before and there are many great options to choose from in terms of your web development technology.

A good example of these debates are like this one — which I will warn that you not read too much into as well!

Considering PHP is dominant due to it’s default installation with Apache on Linux web servers – the most dominant server distro on the web — this debate could greatly be ‘closed’ if these folks look through a magnifying glass for specific scenarios, or if they look to people that have worked on both sides of the debate — such as me.
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The fun begins on the iPhone

Aug 7, 2007

Here are some great tools, tweaks, hacks, and other cool stuff for your iPhone.

I’ll probably be posting more stuff like this so stay tuned.

If anyone has any good tools that may be useful, feel free to drop a comment with the url(s).
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GeoCommons : Google Maps mash up with Heat Map Technology

Jun 1, 2007

If you’re aware of how much technology integration is going on on the web 2.0 sphere, you’ve probably heard the term ‘mash up’ more often than not. If you’re a google maps lover you might find GeoCommons a powerful tool for fun and for business alike. It’s a mash up between Google Maps and Heat Mapping technology (shapes and heatmaps) that maybe marketing folks might be interested in to track where they have more of an audience or it could be used visualize demographic data for school projects. The possibilities are endless and who knows what we’ll see coming out of this intelligent mapping toolkit!
GeoCommons - Google Maps mash up with Heat Map Technology

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