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Google Analytics New Version

 6:53 pm on Apr 17, 2012 (gmt 0)

Up until today I have been able to use the old version of Analytics. Now that link is no longer there.

Usually I will look to see what pages were viewed and then look at the sources of the views and the keywords used to find the page.

There might be a way to use the new version to find this important information, but I have yet to find it.

Anyone else notice that we can't use the old version anymore?



 2:43 am on Apr 18, 2012 (gmt 0)

Thanks Randy, I didn't see the link at the bottom until you told me. I'll check out your blog post too.


 3:00 am on Apr 18, 2012 (gmt 0)

OK, here is what I do. I go to Analytics and choose "today" from the dates at the top of the page. It gives me the total traffic for the day.

I click the content overview at the bottom and then full report. That tells me how many pages were viewed.

BUT I WANT TO KNOW what the keywords or search terms were for a specific page. In the new version, it tells me "There is no data for this view." In the old version it gave me the "entrance keywords" for a specific page.

[edited by: Dan01 at 3:17 am (utc) on Apr 18, 2012]


 3:14 am on Apr 18, 2012 (gmt 0)

I noticed the new version today too. I had a couple of reports that only worked in the old version. I noticed the new version was tweaked to include that data. In the end, I'm happy I don't have to swithch back anymore.

On another note...
We're going to remove analytics later this year. It slows down the site and there are some newer tools that we'll run right on our own server. We already picked up 0.5 seconds by getting rid of Google+ and Addthis.


 6:16 am on Apr 18, 2012 (gmt 0)

Quite disruptive trying to understand where some of the key reports we relied on have gone.

... i don't like change


 8:08 am on Apr 18, 2012 (gmt 0)

I don't know why they scrapped the whole thing. Why not just add features to Analytics. There must have been a reason, but I would love to see the entrance keywords for specific pages.


 2:41 pm on Apr 18, 2012 (gmt 0)

Hi Dan,

My posts were removed because this site doesn't allow linking to your own website, but if you still have my post in your history I recommend you go back and check it out. I've even updated with an additional screen shot showing exactly what you're describing.


 6:17 pm on Apr 18, 2012 (gmt 0)

I found your site in my history, and yes it did help and I got a similar report. Thanks.


 6:20 pm on Apr 18, 2012 (gmt 0)

In fact, before it gave me the keywords and the sources, but it didn't tell me what sources with what keywords. Now I can see the keywords from Yahoo, Google, Bing, etc. That wasn't in the previous version. I would have to go test the keywords with each SE.


 8:55 am on Apr 21, 2012 (gmt 0)

I used to see how many pages were viewed in the old version, not just how many page views there were. I haven't found that in the new version.


 6:26 am on Apr 30, 2012 (gmt 0)

Over the last week or so, 5 people have remarked on the difficulty that the new GA UI presents:

"i think they messed up the interface"

"i can't find keyword information easily any more"

"where the heck is it"

etc etc

Seems only four people including myself have any interest in providing feedback on GA. Surely, folks aren't as silent as this normally - have i got something wrong?


 2:05 pm on May 2, 2012 (gmt 0)

I don't think many people come by here.


 9:44 am on May 3, 2012 (gmt 0)

i think the new version is much better as you can search up what you are looking for. On the flip side you can switch to the old version as well.


 4:53 am on May 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

I have been using the new interface exclusively now. It does provide me more information. I set up a custom "Landing Page Drill Down" report. I use that.

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