Pursuit provides the University of Melbourne’s academics with a platform to publish long-form content on a variety of topics including education, politics & society, and the arts.
Pursuit’s management team wanted a way to promote the platform internally and encourage participation, and to facilitate this I developed functionality to pull data from the Google Analytics API with this then used to construct personalised weekly reports.
Each week, authors and editors receive a top-level overview of the performance of their articles across a number of key metrics for the previous week including total visitors, page views, complete reads of their articles, top referrers, and more.
Working with Pursuit’s internal development team I also assisted with the implementation of ‘live article’ functionality, where updates to an article are fed to the browser in near real-time (using a similar approach to that employed by The Guardian and others). You can see an example of this on Pursuit here.