Monthly Archives: September 2011

My Blogging Experience

Task: The fourth blog post
Option 2: Share your blogging experience with your readers

Being a first time blogger, I would have to say that my brief encounter so far in the “blogosphere” has been quite a successful experience. Obviously defining and measuring success is different for everyone. For me, the success has come from achieving personal goals within this area and taking on new challenges such as creating this blog site.

Prior to the commencement of this course my understandings and knowledge of the blogosphere was very minimal. Blogging has given me a new perspective of the enormity of social media and its vast networks, whether it’s a blog site, social networks or other social forms. It has become an essential means for sharing, discovering, learning, and to many, an opportunity for business and income.

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Alexa – A Search Analytics Tool

How has the growth of these social networks changed?
Why do you suppose that is?

Social Networks Compared:



Alexa is a web monitor that has been around since 1996. It collects and displays various statistical data about a particular website which is categorised into different areas; the three main areas include traffic stats, search analytics and audience (refer to figure 3.1). Each of these categories contain numerous information about the sites popularity, page views, search queries, and certain characteristics of the user such as age, gender and education to just name a few.

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