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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]
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I've pulled the code from my site until they get this thing figured out.
It's also scary how much control they gather over their visitors. This concludes the complete click stream now; from the regular john doe searching for widgets; clicking on the adwords ad for widgets, and now to his behaviour after reaching the adwords target website. No wonder they're giving this for free; it gives them so much business insight for adwords; their core money milking machine
...The important bit is the last sentence. I didn't even notice that before.
Why is this necessary? Don't *all* websites collect anonymous (and not so anonymous) stats via their traffic logs? Or is it the fact we have a cookie a new factor that people need to be warned about?
I see the code for Google Analytics is different from what I had added for Urchin. Do I need to delete the Urchin code (which pointed to a UTM file or something I had to add on my own site) and replace it with the Google analytics code which seems different? Or do I leave both there? Or doesn't it matter?
Hello,As you can tell by "Please note that this reporting delay is associated with unexpected demand for Google Analytics." the were overwhelmed.
Thank you for your email and your patience.
We have received your report regarding the problem with the "Check Status" alert update. Our engineers are currently working to solve the problem and hope to reach a resolution shortly. This will not affect data collection or report generation if you have already tagged your website with the Google Analytics Tracking Code.
Additionally, I understand that you aren't seeing data in your reports, even though your tracking code has been set up for over six hours. We apologize for any inconvenience. We have collected your data since you installed the tracking code on your site, and are continuing to collect this data throughout the day.
We are currently in the process of creating reports from your data. You should be able to see your reports populated with data later today. Please note that this reporting delay is associated with unexpected demand for Google Analytics. Under normal circumstances, the data in your reports will be at most six hours old.
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You can sign in.
and you'll see your site's reports.
the stats are great and will most likely be introducing people to the service who are adwords management clients of ours. Will give it a good month's run on our own sites first - but looks really good so far.
This name appears to be using some sort of geographical load-balanced DNS setup, and for me, that domain name always returns 22.214.171.124... and any packets sent to port 443 are just silently dropped, resulting in really long load times for any of the GA web pages while the browser waits to timeout.
I solved the issue by adding an entry in my hosts file:
(126.96.36.199 is yet another address for ssl.google-analytics.com; notice the last octet is .97 in all 3 that I've found so far.)
Note: for reference, the internal GA web pages all have this line:
which is why not being able to reach the SSL port (443) on the 188.8.131.52 address makes it so slow.
Firstly I can not find any way to get any stats by country - you can get the number of vistors from each city, but I would like to aggregate those country by country.
It also (as far as I can see) does do track serach terms
Like a lot of other people it took me a long time to see any data (two days!)
Those flash applets do not actually work very well, and for some pages they actually add very little functionality.
Apart from the Adwords integration other free or cheap trackers seem to be better (Statcounter for example)
I am very disappointed, particularly by the user interface - which, as someone earlier in this thread said, is un-Google like.
Nice wee inaccurate graphs though .. next suggestion send pictures of the really really hot visitors .. ;)
The overlay crashes my netscape ..
I just got a reply from google (believe it or not) and here is what they say about the missing overlay feature:
Thank you for your email. The demand for Google Analytics exceeded our expectations. As a result, we have temporarily removed the site overlay tool report. Once we have increased our capacity to process this report effectively, we will add the report back to Google Analytics. You can see link popularity statistics in other Content Optimization reports, such as the "Top Content" report or the "All Navigation" report
So i would say thats good news to those of us who need this feature.