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Google Analytics is free - what's the motivation? Google Analytics is free - what's the motivation? rogoff msg:895347 10:42 pm on Apr 5, 2006 (gmt 0) anyone know why google are offering this for free? what are google doing with the stats (if anything)? or are they just a lovely bunch of people who like helping people?
netchicken1 msg:895348 11:08 pm on Apr 5, 2006 (gmt 0)
Does it mmatter?
Whats the worst they could be doing? Better understanding the net by analysing your website linkages and traffic?
Whats good for google is good for me I think.
thinkaholic msg:895349 11:36 pm on Apr 5, 2006 (gmt 0)
Analytics are integrated into Adwords to track campaigns and ROI. I'm sure they could also introduce adsense ads to the stats layout at some point if they wanted to, similar to Gmail. Wlauzon msg:895350 12:03 pm on Apr 6, 2006 (gmt 0)
And I am sure this is also some kind of beta test for some kind of full fledged thing that they will eventually charge us for. rogoff msg:895351 10:24 pm on Apr 6, 2006 (gmt 0)
maybe it doesn't matter. maybe they get a better understanding of your website which they can use to help determine your ranking and, in turn, you get a good analysis tool. i guess it's nothing more than that.
so if you have a high PR and low traffic, you might want to think before you implement it? i'm not in that position so i think i'm going to just go for it.