I am told, licenses will remain the same for at least 6 months.
I sure hope you got bad information. I can't imagine that they are selling any/many new licenses at this point. Until we hear what Google is going to do, this basically freezes Urchin's business. I had just finished up my evaluation of Urchin and was days away from purchasing a license for the Profit Suite when this was annouced. Now, I will wait until the end of April to see if Google provides more details. If not, I'll purchase my second choice - NetTracker.
I guess what you were told was not accurate. Google dropped the prices on Urchin licneses today from $500/month to $199/month. It includes 100,000 pages views. Additional page views are $99.00 per MILLION (yes Million).
Guess the price drop worked because I have been calling their 1-888 number and the direct number all mornign and it is busy... busy... busy...
I'm sure this move has the execs at WebTrends, Click Tracks et al. screeeeaming.
Good for google this products are overpriced. Essential for educated SEM, PPC, SEO, and eCommerce. But a niche that charges too much for its product (IMHO). Glad to see google making it affordable for the masses.