Saturday, July 11, 2009

WAA Championship - have you got what it takes?

Again this year, the Web Analytics Association is putting up the Championship challenge for its members: put your web analyst skills at work and analyze the WAA website!

This is a unique opportunity! I often get contacted by students of the UBC Award of Achievement in Web Analytics and others who want to start in the web analytics field. One of the challenge is to get your hands on the tools and play with a site that has sufficient level of data to make it interesting. So now is your chance!

Three simple steps:
  1. Have a peak at Google Analytics, WebTrends and Yahoo! Analytics as implemented on the WAA website
  2. Do your analysis and provide insight & recommendations
  3. Win prizes! But beyond all, you get to learn & experiment a real web analytics environment on a real website and get involved in the association. And be assured we will take your insight and recommendations with interest as we are looking at some revamps & enhancements for the WAA website.
FYI, I'm one of the judges, along with my friends "Wandering" Dave Rhee and Judah Phillips, under the supervision and great help from Daniel Waisberg. Which brings a nice international participation, unless I'm mistaken, Judah is in Boston, Dave is in Germany, Daniel is in Telaviv and I'm in Québec City!