Dr Who: What Are You Doing Here?

Surely the greatest labour of love to ever find its way onto YouTube. I watched for eight minutes with jaw slowly dropping lower to the floor. It takes three minutes just to get through the old black and white Doctor Who incarnations. Of course, Jon Pertwee turns it into “What the blazes are you doing here?”

Watch in awestruck admiration. Thanks to b3ta for the heads-up.

Philips Warm Intimate Massager review

Philips Warm Initimate Massager photo

The Times seemed to get something of a scoop with its review of the Philips Warm Intimate Massager. Apparently it’s going to be on sale in Boots and Selfridges, which is nice, but I doubt that many people will be brave enough to buy them there – instead they’ll all flock to Amazon. Here’s the product page for the Philips HF8410/00 Warm Intimate Massager at Amazon UK.

According to the Times report, the Philips Warm Intimate Massager is a “gently vibrating device to help couples get in the mood”, aimed at “established couples who are put off by smutty presentation of the existing range of massage devices”. The report is the best link I can give you at the moment, but I’ll add more here as soon as there are reviews elsewhere.

[Update] First video Warm Intimate Massager review from Shiny Shiny – shame about the bad lighting at the venue, but it gets the message over:

Also, here’s the link for Boots.com.


Google Analytics integration with Adsense data

Google Adsense integrates with Google Analytics

Several blogs have picked up on a post which appeared on a blog called The GoogleCache a couple of weeks ago, detailing the author’s experience with a new facility to integrate Google Analytics with Adsense. Oddly, the post disappeared, but you can still get it by subscribing to the site’s RSS feed. In case you can’t, here’s what the “Google Adsense->Analytics Beta” is going to offer.

There’s a new option in the Content Tab of Google Analytics which leads you to the new data. Firstly, there’s a whole bunch of stuff for management reporting, including Adsense Revenue per 1000 Visits, Adsense Ads Clicked, Adsense Ads Clicked per Visit, Adsense CTR, Adsense eCPM, Adsense Ad Units Viewed, Adsense Unit Impressions per Visit, Adsense Page Impressions, and Adsense Page Impressions per Visit.

More interesting is a list of your pages getting Adsense page impressions which can be sorted by Revenue, Ads Clicked, Impressions, CTR and eCPM. Now you’re able to see the best-performing pages on your site, which means you can really focus your optimisation efforts. Then you can start drilling down to look at the data for individual pages. You can see the pages with the best-paying ads (how I’d like to have had that in my previous job!) and the ones with the best click through rates. Then start to look at the pages amongst these which got good direct search traffic, and see if there’s an opportunity to work on the SEO for those pages. Amazing for sites with thousands of pages and huge long-tail search traffic.

One month away…

Insider Programme sales page

Well, I’m one month away from the kickoff date for my new venture, Business Marketing Online, and we open sales for the first product, the Business Marketing Online Insider Programme, next week (8 September). I’ll be blogging its progress here – we have no subscribers yet (because we haven’t started sales, duh) but a lot of interest, and I hope to pick up the first few clients from that go-ahead bunch of people who’ve been keeping in touch over the summer. It was even suggested that I make an introductory video, which I did, and here it is – yours truly talks about how to improve your business website.