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3:59 am on Nov 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

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It looks like Google wasted no time integrating Urchin into their product lineup:

[google.com...]

If you pay $200/mo for Urchin now, you may want to reconsider.

[edited by: vitaplease at 8:02 am (utc) on Nov. 14, 2005]
[edit reason] link to source itself [/edit]

7:00 pm on Nov 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I am (was?) an Urchin paying customer. All of our reports are currently gone!

... so I'm not sure that the problem is related to a delay from install.

Trying to get to the bottom of it now.

7:05 pm on Nov 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I'm t-minus 24 hours+ and waiting.

[wink]

7:32 pm on Nov 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

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From Matt Cutt's blog [mattcutts.com]:
their servers may be really busy from people signing up. Iíll ask

My hypoteses:

a) the Google Analytics team grossly underestimated the response to the new service (a Google Earth dťja vu) and are now busy buying new servers and load balancers;

b) something went horribly wrong during the lunchtime launch;

c) Google Analytics is working perfectly, it's just that our web sites haven't been making any traffic at all in the last 24 hours (D'OH!).

Also from Matt's blog, about the TOS dilemma:

Iíll ask about your question too. Since they allow/encourage people to use it on sites where owners are buying AdWords, I donít think that they mean that commercial sites canít use this for tracking.

GoogleGuy and/or Matt, please keep us posted on the above. ;)

9:52 pm on Nov 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

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All beta products work fine when they are released. Non-beta release stumbled out of the door.

hehe

9:54 pm on Nov 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

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If you haven't read the new Google patent then you really should as the technology that they are going to be accumulating with Google Analytics is going to be used for AdWords and also for a new very personalized search engine that will replace Google as we know it.

When you really look at the information, my question was "just how are they going to get webmasters to give up some of this information?" And then voila! Google Analytics. Hmmm, that is the Google modus operandum give something great away for free and take something in return but -- something that is not totally apparent to the giver.

We have been testing Google Analytics and find it very buggy at this point. Many broken links in the help bar and no stats after over nearly 24 hours. We love Urchin, but this tool is another beast altogether. Google Analytics we feel should have been labelled beta. Don't waste your time on it for a few days.

[edited by: Woz at 2:45 am (utc) on Nov. 16, 2005]
[edit reason] No self promos please, see TOS#13 [/edit]

10:55 pm on Nov 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I know this is free, but really, it has been over 30 hours and still no stats? They say it will be within 12 hours and with no explanation on the front page. I am assuming no one has received any stats yet? Maybe I'm obsessive, but so far this has been a collosal waste of time. I find it very bizarre that there is no explanation for the fact that the program is not working at all.
10:59 pm on Nov 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Yep, still no stats . . . Yawn!
11:48 pm on Nov 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

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That's a very interesting article, Nancy99.

It sounds like an innovative idea, but what on earth are they going to do if more than one person uses a computer? I have the unpleasant feeling that Google is about to become useless for me as a search engine, as it attempts to merge one person's extremely frequent obscure historical searches with another person's up-to-date tech and news searches with our kids' homework searches. Oh dear.

Maybe I should start making my husband use Yahoo, and the kids use MSN. Then we can all continue on our merry way.

11:59 pm on Nov 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Flicker don't worry. I am sure that you will receive the personalized results only if you log in into some account. I guess, it will be Google account.
12:15 am on Nov 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Does anyone know the reson for the delay in the start of Urchin?

It's now been over 36 hours and no stats.

With all the Google reps contributing in WW it would be nice if one of them could just update us on what's happening :-)

1:09 am on Nov 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I did notice tonight that the Analytics tab appeared in all of my AdWord client accounts, so something is happening. My bet is that everyone at Google is busy on this as even Matt Cutts has been very quiet about all this too.

ann

1:14 am on Nov 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Matt is probably in Vegas at the pubcon. :)
1:16 am on Nov 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Oh yeah that's right, it was on his blog. Thanks.
2:15 am on Nov 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Click tracks seems to be the best "downloadable" alternative where YOU keep up with YOUR data.

Talk about a magic crystal ball into future markets.

Perhaps Google's mission statement should change to Cosmo's from the movie Sneakers. :)

2:32 am on Nov 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Boomer, your "future market" comment says volumes. But you could even say "futures markets." Cargill & their friends once were convinced that if they could get enough private trading data via a web service they could project where the price of grain was going.

Google's plan is similar.

Also, but I'm sorry folks, but I'm not handing over my cost/profit data to the publisher or anyone else. My stats are my stats.

2:38 am on Nov 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hi there,

Just a little question, i'm just having a little play with this Analytics

Most of the help pages are 'not available' 404'ing at the moment BTW ;)

Has anyone tried using the G Analytics code from
www.foo.com on www.bar.com?

And has any one used the code for a www.foo.com on a www.sub.foo.com domain?

Cheers all,

3:34 am on Nov 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Alright, this is getting ridiculous... still no stats... I mean come on, how much processing power does it require... I'm sure that once the stats appear in a few days, it will take more than 1 hour to update them... the silliest thing is that they continue to state that stats will be available in 12 hours, what a waste of bandwidth...
3:59 am on Nov 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Its been over 24 hours since I posted the code on my sites and still no data. :(

Has anyone successfully set up filters for their account? I am a little confused about the filters for folders. Do I need to create a separate profile before adding a filter for a particular folder?

Thanks.

4:19 am on Nov 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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It has been 24 hours, but it still says we are gatering data. But I think it was going to be available within 12 hours.

What should I do?

4:21 am on Nov 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Im getting the same Erku
4:36 am on Nov 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I'm sitting at over 36 hours now. No data. I have it on 2 sites. Followed directions on the one perfectly, just after <meta> tags before </head> tags. The second site I put it a SSI in the footer.
5:40 am on Nov 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Apparently the free service is limited to sites with less than 5 million page views -- does anyone have any idea how much Google will charge for sites with higher visitor numbers?
6:01 am on Nov 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Wow, my stats are updating now!
6:05 am on Nov 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Apparently the free service is limited to sites with less than 5 million page views -- does anyone have any idea how much Google will charge for sites with higher visitor numbers?

They already stated, it will only cost you the time to signup for AdWords.

6:11 am on Nov 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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crisscross -

Matt Said:

"Itís free. Technically itís free for sites with 5 million pageviews/month or less. If you have more than 5M pageviews, you need to sign up for an AdWords account, but it sounds like thereís no minimum spend once you sign up. In other words, itís free."

[mattcutts.com...]

6:22 am on Nov 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Yes, The stats have started to update. Any ideas if those stats are for the traffic from the time we installed the code on the pages?
6:26 am on Nov 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I registered and added it to two sites, but it keeps telling me "The Google Analytics tracking code has not been detected on your website's home page."
6:34 am on Nov 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I too now have live stats on both my sites. The one with the code in the <head> tags and the one in the footer.
6:36 am on Nov 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Podman , me too, how long is it going to take for it to detect it, how long did it take you guys? thanks

"The Google Analytics tracking code has not been detected on your website's home page."

6:56 am on Nov 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Looks like the whole thing is a bit unstable. A lot of the links to help and examples do not work.
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