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Dec 2016

Google Analytics for Webcomics: Part 3 – Excluding Specific Spammers and “Secret.Google.com” Language Spam

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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.

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May 2016

Promoting Your Webcomic: Part 3 – Even More Ads

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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

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Jan 2016

Google Analytics for Webcomics: Part 2 – Filtering “Ghost” Spam

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Alright, as a follow up to my previous tutorials, I thought it’s high time to share a couple tricks to deal with one of the banes of webcomic creators: spam.

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Aug 2015

Promoting Your Webcomic: Part 2 – Ads

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There comes a point where you’re doing all the free and social things you can to promote your comic, but you still aren’t seeing the growth that you want.  Hopefully by this point you have some revenue that you can save up and put towards ads.  This is probably hard-earned funds though, so you want to use it effectively.  I’m going to share my experiences with various paid ads around the web.  This will again include my real numbers, because I feel that this is helpful and useful.  If comparing numbers makes you sad (or gloat-y), don’t look at the pictures, k?  Especially since I KNOW (and just fixed) that we had a double page-view counting error for a while. As always, I’ll be focusing on number of PEOPLE more than number of pageviews.

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Aug 2015

Promoting Your Webcomic: Part 1 – Free Options

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Hey everybody.  A while ago I posted a blog post about how we use Google Analytics to track how our readership is doing, and specifically how to track how ads we’ve purchased are faring.  Since then, I’ve had some discussions with people about successful promotion ideas (tumblr?  Ads?  Skywrite your URL?!), and even wrote up some thoughts on a reddit thread about it, which has left me wanting to put all my thoughts together nicely in a blog post of my own.  Bear with me, I’m going into details about numbers and stuff again, as I try to talk about ways to promote your comic and increase readership, for FREE!