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Google Analytics for Webcomics: Part 3 – Excluding Specific Spammers and “Secret.Google.com” Language Spam
Alright, time for a follow up to my previous tutorial about removing “Ghost Spam” from your google analytics. This time we’ll talk about excluding specific spammers from your analytics, as well as the very recent phenomena of spammers spoofing google’s referral magic and setting the language to a weird url.
Why I Read: Skullkickers
Heyo! Dan here. Recently I was reviewing our Links page and the lists of comics I am reading or have read, and decided to shine a spotlight on an excellent webcomic that reached its conclusion recently, Skullkickers. The story is by Jim Zub (who also has an amazing webcomic craft tutorials site), with Line art by Edwin Huang, Colors by Misty Coats, and Lettering by Marshall Dillon. Throughout the course of the comic, other team members assisted the core team, like colorist Mike Luckas and others. Too many to list them all individually, but that’s why you’re going to go to their site and read it! XD
The Review Daemon: Commander Cottontail
We’ve got another requested review/critique up, on another of Wendy Heather Wood‘s comics, Commander Cottontail. Reminder that if you want to get your comic reviewed in this similar style you can email dan at demonarchives dot com.
The Review Daemon: Gilbert and the Grim Rabbit
It’s been a long time, and The Review Daemon backlog of requested reviews has gotten rather long, so I’m pleased to have some guest reviewers on board with me to get things cracking at a faster pace. Today we’re reviewing Gilbert and the Grim Rabbit, by Wendy Heather Wood.
Why I Read: Beauty and the Beast
Hey everybody, it’s melaredblu [Dan note: creator of the webcomic Princess Chroma, which you should also read] again, back with another webcomic to shamelessly gush about. This time around, I’m going to be reviewing Megan Kearney’s Beauty and the Beast, a poetic, intelligent, and all-around beautiful adaptation of the classic fairy tale.
Promoting Your Webcomic: Part 3 – Even More Ads
Alright, it’s been several months since I last wrote about promoting your webcomic with online advertising, so we’re about due for an update! I’ve done a lot of advertising since then, tried out some new places, etc, and feel like I have some good stuff to share. As always, I will include real analytics with real numbers, so if comparing numbers makes you sad or braggy, don’t read XD