Church Analytics is coming next month and I’m so excited!
That’s what I’m talking about.
I had the pleasure of waking up early this morning and watching Hillsong Church BETA test LAUNCH their new online campus (powered by ChurchOnline, LifeChurch.tv’s platform) as well as their use of the new not-yet-released ChurchAnalytics platform.
There were a few “bumps” in the launch as a few people complained about the video not loading propertly but overall it seemed to go well. People loved it, and a few passionate followers of Hillsong were very vocal about how neat this next step in Hillsong’s strategy is being executed.
Take a look at a few of the screenshots captured of the test as well as a video (removed for privacy) of ChurchAnalytics in action:
We’ve got a month of BETA testing going on right now and we’ll be launching it officially next month.
I couldn’t be more excited!
Make sure you view it in Chrome or Safari for a neat little color-changing effect!
We’ve finished development and design on a somewhat secret and behind the scenes project that I’ve been working on for the past few months: An advanced analytics application for ministries, churches, and pretty much everything else. We imagine this will be perfect for things such as online ministries, conferences, and especially live events.
A few other highlights of this app are:
That’s honestly the tip of the iceberg!
Excitement is growing!
I’ve been quite impressed with their service so far and even use it for another property and startup business on the homepage for gathering feedback and aggregating responses around the web.
But I just began looking into their ‘Social Impact’ as an analytics device today and I’m impressed:
Twoolr is the latest newcomer to the growing list of Twitter services. It’s tagline, “Every statistic about your Twitter account”, sums itself up quite nicely. You can think of it as the Google Analytics of Twitter.
For the common user, it’s just fun to see how you use Twitter and how you interact with people. But where I can see Twoolr really shining is for the Twitter power-users. The people, businesses, brands, and ministries who have incorporated Twitter as part of their public communication. The kind of data that Twoolr provides would be invaluable to them!
So what kind of data does Twoolr track?
What analytic services are you using currently?
Of those that you’re using, which ones do you actually check frequently?
Of those that you actually check frequently, which ones do you actually use beyond just that which is available on their homepage?
In fact, here’s a good question too: Do you believe that you could benefit greatly from being educated better on how to read, analyze, understand, and generally use analytic applications?
Google Analytics is sweet and it’s definitely a win if you’re trying to promote your ministry in the online space, but I think that the administration area of Analytics leaves a little to be desired for less experienced users.
But if you happen to be running your platform on top of WordPress, you’re in luck thanks to Extend Google Analytics.
For many of us, determining what set of tools the developers used on a given site or application is usually a matter of taking a peek at the source code. I dig code as much as the next geek, but if I can get away with doing less work than necessary and achieve the same results, then I’m for it.
Check out Chrome Sniffer – it’s an extension that identifies on what platform the current page is given by displaying an icon up in the omnibar.