[thelist] Sales and Visits

Fred Jones fredthejonester at gmail.com
Tue Jun 1 13:58:54 CDT 2010

> Who knows? This is the problem with most reporting. "Sales" could mean
> just about anything. From what you are saying, it sounds like "Sales"
> is the total dollar amount of new orders and renewals/repeat orders.
> How long does it take to complete a sale? What date is used to
> determine if the sale is in June or July? Is that the original contact
> date? The invoice date? The payment date? The recognition date? Why
> did traffic spike in Jan and April? Are there other areas of the site
> not related to hosting? Etc.

Well for this site a sale is just when somebody buys a new account.
That's it. Each new account is 1 sale. The rest of the site is static.
The whole site is basically static. :)

I just whipped up this report because we noticed that it seemed
erratic. Upon examination of this basic data, I see no pattern.

OK, I guess "The Web's a very mystic place" I can't deny that. :)

> (If you don't want to register, ping me directly and I can send it to you.)

Yeah, I would love to see it if you can send it.


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