atlrus - 3:42 pm on Aug 9, 2013 (gmt 0)
Why would Google waste time with Google Analytics which is limited to a domain when it can look at data from Chrome users who visits hundreds of domains? Chrome has roughly 40% market share of all internet users (depending on which report you look at).
Huh? Your logic makes no sense at all.
Why would Google prefer using information from 40% of the users (via Chrome) or even smaller percentage (via ISP logs, after all, they can't buy the logs from all the world's ISPs) when they can get information about 100% of the website visitors via GA for free?!?
Handicapping yourself by not using a quality free analytics tool that can help you to make smart improvements to your site is not wise IMHO.
Putting free script on every page of your website is not wise IMHO.
Nothing is free, especially when it comes to Google. Sure they love to waste all this storage, bandwidth and computing power because they are great guys :)