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Google Analytics Adds Social Reports, And Tracks Links To Your Content
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msg:4449553
 6:06 pm on May 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

Google Analytics Adds Social Reports, And Tracks Links To Your Content [analytics.blogspot.co.uk]
Have you ever wondered which other pages on the web link to your own? Wouldn’t it be nice to know which sites are talking about your content, and in which context? Well, a problem no more: now you can see all the backlink URL’s, post titles, and more right within the new Social reports.

The concept of trackbacks, a protocol by which different sites could notify each other of referencing links, first emerged back in 2002. Since then, the blogosphere has grown in leaps and bounds, but the requirement for each site to explicitly implement this protocol has always stood in the way of adoption. If only you could crawl the web and build an accurate link graph. The good news is we already do that at Google, and are now providing this insight to Google Analytics users.


 

smallcompany




msg:4449581
 7:04 pm on May 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

I switched to Piwik couple of years ago or so, but wonder if anything can keep up with what GA offers.

I also wonder about if I'm really more losing or getting by using GA or not.

Sgt_Kickaxe




msg:4449640
 9:07 pm on May 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

On the down side - Google is gathering far too much information at the same time and they have a history of launching competing products with that data. I recommend you separate your tracking from the company that ranks you. Piwik as mentioned above, or awstats or sitemeter etc all have free options as do other tracking only companies.

Google webmaster tools already provides incoming urls so this isn't new and certainly not a reason to add more Google javascript to your pages, imo of course.

webindia123




msg:4449679
 11:18 pm on May 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

Might be just another ploy from google to extract more data from user base for google+ developers; to know what's more favored by masses.



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lexipixel




msg:4449735
 3:16 am on May 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

Might be just another ploy from google to extract more data


.. and to compete with Yahoo's new "Marketing Dashboard".

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Google's actions lately seem more and more like the old Microsoft tactic of not innovating -- just copying whatever the competition develops, and hoping their 800lb Gorilla status will carry them.

Swanny007




msg:4449738
 3:56 am on May 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

Google's actions lately seem more and more like the old Microsoft tactic of not innovating -- just copying whatever the competition develops, and hoping their 800lb Gorilla status will carry them.

You mean like the social network they created that no one asked for?

Tonearm




msg:4449757
 5:40 am on May 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

I switched to Piwik couple of years ago or so, but wonder if anything can keep up with what GA offers.

I also wonder about if I'm really more losing or getting by using GA or not.

Same here. One of the nice things about Piwik is it doesn't need to make an HTTP call out to another server.

Google's actions lately seem more and more like the old Microsoft tactic of not innovating -- just copying whatever the competition develops, and hoping their 800lb Gorilla status will carry them.

Sad but true. I completely agree. Wondering if I should sell GOOG.

Sgt_Kickaxe




msg:4449807
 10:36 am on May 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

and hoping their 800lb Gorilla status will carry them


Goog is now 597.12 lbs and falling from a high of 642 this year. I won't be surprised if it shrinks down to 2009 levels given their constant tinkering, lack of G+ traction and many many lawsuits. Back below 400 even?

online seo company




msg:4450295
 11:18 am on May 7, 2012 (gmt 0)

Google is one of the best search engines which people use daily and because of it google update there system monthly and some time weekly.thats why google analytic is getting smart and can track content.

lexipixel




msg:4450383
 3:55 pm on May 7, 2012 (gmt 0)

The previous post makes me wonder if Google is hiring trolls to post positive reviews of the company now.

NatronZero




msg:4450391
 4:05 pm on May 7, 2012 (gmt 0)

@lexipixel - hilarious.

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