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Google Analytics & History
How to combine them?
paladin




msg:3024647
 6:19 pm on Jul 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

We have a client that recently implemented Google Analytics. Their big problem is that while it gives them the present data they need, nothing prior to the Google Analytics setup is there. As a result, they cannot compare past and present, i.e.: June 2006 to June 2005.

Searching Google's help they say that they do not offer an import function.

Does anyone have any ideas on how to combine the 2 (past log files & current Google Analytics)?

thanks,
-Alon

 

NevF




msg:3025188
 1:36 am on Jul 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

well, in a simple answer NO, if you want to know that from g.analytics, it will be mucked up anyway...

I would just like to know, has the client got a php enabled server or have any other stats tools implemented?

There arr planty of php tools that will invisibly track your websites stats while producing your stats graphically on a web page thats password protected.

Just Google it ;)

cgrantski




msg:3025769
 1:30 pm on Jul 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

Side comment --- this item shows what a contribution Google Analytics is making to the field of analytics as a whole. Yes, it grabs a lot of market share from the non-free products that have more power and flexibility. But it also introduces many to the idea of tracking and, if they're smart or ambitious, they start wanting more of the stuff that really makes analytics powerful. So the non-free vendors benefit in the end.

Alon, if they would be happy with a one-time comparison, and if you have the old data (logs), a knowledgeable analytics consultant or service would be able to do a more or less apples to apples comparison rapidly and (I should think) inexpensively.

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