All Of My Google Analytics Data Disappeared!

Yesterday was a reminder of how much I still have to learn about using Google Analytics. I created a new view to see my site traffic excluding my own ip and applied it. With the new view applied, the traffic coming in from sources besides my own ip were… nothing. There were absolutely no visits to Read More

I Just Started My Nanodegree

Yesterday marked the beginning of my Udacity Nanodegree in Predictive Analytics for Business; from 8pm onwards in fact. At 8:01pm I was refreshing the page and finally accessing the content. Not much later I was already beginning to work on my first project. Then this morning I was working on it again in the hope I Read More

Never Back Down!… Is Not Great Advice

Tonight at 8pm the Nanodegree course I enrolled on, Predictive Analytics for Business, finally opens. You would think I would be writing about that tonight, but no. Even though I am pretty excited (and a little intimidated) by it, I have something else in mind. Failure! Again! Over the last couple of weeks I have spent Read More

Failing At A Paid Course And Enjoying It

Today I took the plunge on the Business Statistics Specialization I’ve been enjoying for the past few weeks. I fully enrolled with the 7 day free trial then £37 a month until I complete the course. Why? Because I finally started working on the final capstone course and saw that there are peer-reviewed assessments. Having got Read More

The Secret Powers Of Excel

As I’ve progressed through the Business Statistics Specialization on Coursera, one of the things that I’ve noted, and been grateful for, is that you don’t need to fully understand the maths of statistical methods to use them. The main thing you need to know and be able to us, are Excel functions. There are Excel functions Read More

My First Nanodegree: Predictive Analytics for Business

Yesterday I enrolled on my very first Nanodegree program from Udacity, and I am very excited about it! If you’ve been following my posts, you may wonder what happened to the Business Statistics course on Coursera I was working on. Well, I still haven’t finished it (although I am on track). It may seem like I Read More

Learning Teaches Us How Little We Really Know

The more you learn, the more you realise how much there is left to learn. I was reminded of this important lesson today when I was trying to use a smarter way to populate an Excel report and came up against some challenges. Even though the way I was preparing the report was much better than Read More