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Ben August replied to Capri's discussion Macy's thinks that their customers are innumerate
"To chime in along with other's here- I disagree with your premise. Applying a 30% discount, and then a further 10% off, is not the same as applying a flat 40% discount. It seems like the numbers are kept seperate to help make that clear. I…"
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Richard D. Quodomine commented on Capri's blog post Creativity vs. Analytics: Are These Two Skills Incompatible?
"Creativity, in my view, is not related to analytics. Each are separate skills, and can be used alone or in concert. To me, creativity is the side of the coin where one uses intuition and a capacity for productive discovery to chart a…"
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Lynne Mysliwiec replied to Capri's discussion How do you estimate the proportion of bogus accounts on Facebook?
"I would estimate the number of unique, non-dead users to be smaller - perhaps 20-35% of all FB accounts."
Jul 24, 2012
Umair Siddiq replied to Capri's discussion Google+ "likes" boost SEO in the group Web Analytics
"This sounds great? Has anyone else tried this?"
Jun 18, 2012
Capri added a discussion to the group Web Analytics

Google+ "likes" boost SEO

Our research has found a strong correlation between the number of daily "likes" on Google+, and the Google search impression volume for the web sites receiving these "likes".So, if you can generate fake "likes" without being detected by Google, you can easily boost the amount of free traffic (free impressions / free clicks) you get from Google.One way to proceed is tohire a few interns,ask them to create a few Google+ accounts (say 10 per intern),have the interns connect among themselves on…See More
Jun 14, 2012
Capri added a discussion to the group New Books and Journals

16 books for statistical consultants

Banks, D. 2008. Snakes and ladders: Building a career in statistics. Amstat News 375:34–37.Boen, J.R., and D.A. Zahn. 1982. The human side of statistical consulting. Belmont, CA: Lifetime Learning Publications.Cabrera, J., and A. McDougall. 2002.…See More
Jun 7, 2012
Vincent Granville replied to Capri's discussion How do you estimate the proportion of bogus accounts on Facebook?
"This type of fraud could be motivated by different reasons, not necessarily with direct financial incentives. For instance, one might generate fake traffic (fake monitoring tags and/or fake referral) to kill a competing sub-publisher (in this case…"
Jun 1, 2012
Razvan replied to Capri's discussion How do you estimate the proportion of bogus accounts on Facebook?
"@Vincent: I do not think that posting the URL outside FB would work. For once, browsers (and HTTP standard, as far as I know) "report" the "referral page": Which doesn't mean one…"
Jun 1, 2012

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