Man, now I really feel bad about what I said about Marshall Sponder awhile back …
Awhile back I spouted off about not liking Avinash’s strategy for ranking “web analytics bloggers” and said something less than complimentary about Marshall Sponder, the WebMetricsGuru blogger. Now Marshall goes and writes one of the most positively effusive pieces about Visual Sciences I’ve ever read titled Visual Science’s Superior Web Analytics Product.
Loaded with quotes like “no other analytics product on the market today can touch Visual Sciences power to categorize data” and “Visual Sciences is the best Web Analytics platform money can buy – no question of it” this post is worth a read. Some of his comments border on hyperbole but it’s pretty typical of the response you get when someone with web analytics experience sees Visual Site for the first time.
Plus, given the recent hubbub in the Yahoo! group about tag validation, his “refrigerator” analogy is worth a read. I guess I hadn’t really thought about it that way …
So yeah, I feel bad. I don’t know Marshall very well and pretty much ended up on his bad side but now I hope to see him at Emetrics so I can buy him a drink. Marshall, if you read this blog (I kinda doubt you do) find me at the Sheraton, drinks are on me.