( How do you track the success of a website which heavily uses AJAX, Flash, etc… )
Flash! AJAX! RSS! Java!
While using the aforementioned technologies may impress your superiors (and get you a tiny bit of credibility at your local BarCamp), they can also seriously detriment the validity of your online analytics.
There are a number of solutions to this problem. Here are a few ideas on the topic -
If using a flash enabled site, work with your flash designers to ensure proper Flash event tracking information is transfered to your analytic software.
You could also develop your "own" analytic software by programming your Flash / Java / AJAX / etc to generate a log file of significant events, which you then important into a spreadsheet to run analysis on. Depending on what the interaction model looks like, this could be a very complex solution though, as tracking "people" versus "events" can take some extra work.
For news-pushing via really simple syndication (RSS), you could use a service like feedburner.com which specializes in the tracking of RSS subscriber activity.
Again, these are just some of my thoughts on the topic. I’m excited to hear your comments / suggestions on other methods which can be used to track the performance of Flash, Java, RSS, and other plug-in driven website designs.