Author Archives: robertjmoore

Six Metrics Every Business Should Track

At RJMetrics, I’m lucky to work with smart people at successful companies to help them analyze mountains of complex data.  What I find remarkable is how many of the same metrics are consistently relevant to companies across all sizes and industries. Today, I will explore six such metrics that are related to customer retention and […]

Foursquare Outpacing Gowalla as it Approaches 2 Million Users

[This post, written by our CEO Robert J. Moore, originally appeared on TechCrunch as a guest column. You can find that post here.] Location-based social networks Foursquare and Gowalla are accumulating users (and headlines) with impressive momentum.  While both companies have been vocal about reaching major milestones, we wanted to take a closer look at the data behind these accomplishments. For the past four weeks, […]

Chatroulette Data: What Are The Odds Of Seeing A…

[This post was co-posted at TechCrunch on 3/16/2010: It’s no surprise that Chatroulette is the latest media darling. It has all the elements of a good story: technology, mystery, celebrity, and sex. If you haven’t heard of Chatroulette, this Daily Show segment is a good primer. We were itching to study Chatroulette in a […]

Is America Rooting for a Twitter Downfall? Some Evidence.

<script type=”text/javascript” src=””></script&gt; [RJMetrics makes hosted business intelligence software for online businesses.  Follow us @RJMetrics] Let’s face it: the “Twitter is Awesome” storyline is so 2009.  The rise of the micro-blogging service is old news, and it’s clear that reporting on Twitter’s success is not driving pageviews like it used to. As a result, reporters are […]

New Data on Twitter’s Users and Engagement

[To keep up with our latest research and updates, follow us on Twitter @RJMetrics] Since my guest post on TechCrunch last fall, I’ve received frequent requests to update and expand upon my Twitter data analysis. As the Twitter API continues to improve, our ability to profile the company from the outside-looking-in becomes even stronger. I […]

Top 5 Startup Tips from Jay-Z

Here at RJMetrics, we try to learn everything we can from the works of accomplished business leaders.  While guys like Warren Buffet usually top that list, there is another visionary we thought was worth mentioning: rapper Jay-Z.  And since we know everyone loves business lessons from rap stars, we thought we’d share some of his insights here. While he’s never […]

RJMetrics is Hiring: User Experience and Interface Engineer

We are looking for an exceptional User Experience and Interface Engineer. RJMetrics is a fast-growing, innovative database analytics and business intelligence software company.  We sell our hosted software to startups and growth-stage ecommerce, social media, and software as a service businesses.  We blow our customers away with powerful analytics, ease of use, and exceptional customer […]

Tabular Data Views in RJMetrics

Today, we expanded our data display options to include raw tabular data. Simply choose “Table” from the list of charting options and you’ll be able to view the raw data behind any chart in tabular form right in your RJMetrics dashboard: The tabular output provides an easy way to view the raw data powering your […]

Twitter Analytics in RJMetrics

Most online businesses are now using the notorious microblogging service Twitter.  While this new marketing channel creates opportunity for these companies, it also represents a new data source that is disconnected from their core business data.  That is, until now. On the heels of our recent Google Analytics integration, RJMetrics has integrated with the Twitter API to provide Twitter account statistics for an unlimited […]

Twitter Data: An Investor’s Perspective

[This article was also featured as a guest post on TechCrunch on October 5th, 2009.] A few weeks ago, my former employer led a $100 million investment into Twitter and I must admit that I was quite jealous of my former colleagues.  Chances are they got the opportunity to do some very cool analytics on Twitter’s data. Rather than wonder […]