How many websites in USA exceed the data collection limitations of Google Analytics?

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Little bit of background:

– I was researching on the limitations of Google Analytics

– After reading the Limitations, I wanted to know – How many websites in USA exceed the limitations of Google Analytics?

So Here’s the Short Answer:

Only 108 sites exceed this limitation

(as of today)

And Here’s the long answer:

Limitations of Google Analytics. Here’s the URL: http://support.google.com/analytics/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1070983

And I am quoting from the above URL:

Data Collection limit: You should not send more than 10 million hits per month. If you exceed this limit, there is no assurance that the excess hits will be processed.
Data Freshness limit: Sending more than 200,000 visits per day to Google Analytics will result in your reports being refreshed only once per day

And to take it further, I wanted to know how many website in USA get greater than 10 million hits per month, turns out only 108 websites in US get that much traffic.
Source: http://www.quantcast.com/top-sites/US?jump-to=108

so from data collection limit standpoint, only these 100 odd sites would exceed the limitations of Google Analytics.

To put things in Perspective: MySpace.com does not exceed Data Collection Google Analytics Limit:

my space can use google analytics

Conclusion

Just knowing about the Data Collection Limit was not interesting but I combined data from other data sources – it seemed very interesting to me! Anyhoo – In this post, I shared:

> Limitations of Google Analytics

> Answered How many websites in USA exceed the limitations of Google Analytics?

[UPDATE Feb 10th 2013] I made a mistake in correlating data from Quantcast and Google Analytics. Lesson learned: double-check for units when comparing data from two different sources

Florin Dumitrescu pointed out that while Quantcast uses People/Month and Google uses hits/month. They may NOT be always the same. Sorry about this.

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Where’s my SQL Server Master Data Manager Web UI?

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A reader emailed me to ask about where is the SQL Server Master Data manager Web UI? I guess, the reader might not recollect the URL that was created after the successful installation of Master Data Services. – And in fact, I had forgotten the Master Data Manager Web UI url once too and this how I got the URL of the master data manager web UI:

1. Start > IIS Manager

2. Find the site from the sites section of the IIS manager:

SQL Server 2012 master data services web manage UI

3. click on Browse the site and it would open the site.

SQL Server 2012 master data services web manage UI

4. After the site opens, you would also get a chance to see the location of the site

SQL Server 2012 master data services web manage UI

That’s about it.

This might not be new to most of you, but I hope that this helps someone out there who might need a pointer about searching for the URL of the Master Data manager web UI.

Conclusion:

In this blog-post, we saw how to see the location of the Master data manager web UI via the IIS manager.

Step by Step guide to Export a SQL Azure Database to Azure storage via Import and Export CTP << Link to SolidQ blog

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Import and Export (CTP) is an interesting SQL Azure feature that allows us to Export a SQL Azure database in form of a bacpac to Azure storage. And think of bacpac as the “zipped” version of schema and data in your database. It also allows us to import the bacpac to a SQL Azure database….Read more on SolidQ Blog: Step by Step guide to Export a SQL Azure Database to Azure storage via Import and Export CTP