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Want to become an Urchin 7 (or 6.5) client
Looking for help
hippypink




msg:4394008
 7:17 am on Dec 4, 2011 (gmt 0)

Basically, with Google charging for Urchin 7, basically forcing people to use their Google Analytics, I am interested in becoming a "client" of someone who has Urchin. They allow a company to install on 1,000 domains. I would be willing to pay of course to become your client to be able to let me use Urchin on my site. I assume this fits their terms of service. Heck if you had just a handful of friends to share the cost with, that would get real cheap fast.

[edited by: mademetop at 3:29 pm (utc) on Dec 4, 2011]
[edit reason] Edited certain specifics. [/edit]

 

mademetop




msg:4394075
 3:23 pm on Dec 4, 2011 (gmt 0)

I must point out that this is an attempt to subvert a commercial product in their marketing in effect and so, while I understand the sentiments and, to some degree, think it makes sense. This is probably a breach of the terms and conditions that apply to an account.

Having said that, the fact that an enterprise version of analytics is available may be a subject that needs to be raised. Most people think their freebie from Google is the best thing ever. If so, why is an expensive alternative being offered?

hippypink




msg:4394127
 6:43 pm on Dec 4, 2011 (gmt 0)

I should mention that many companies, especially hosting (e.g. Verio, Blacksun, etc...) all give this free as a service, because, according to the EULA "You may provide access to the reporting functions to third parties for a fee or free." Actually, I am looking for other companies that offer this as a service by remote FTP log process or something like it (Blacksun claims to, but havent talked to them yet).

A few reasons they still offer it:
[google.com...]
* Intranets
* Process historical logs
* Robot & spider reports
* Status & Error code reports (404s, etc.)
* Individual Visitor History Drilldown

Oh, and because Google wont own, or even use your own data against you. Last I heard, they used the data to feed conversion/keyword data into their Doubleclick/affiliate ad network, although I could be wrong on this.

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