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If you pay $200/mo for Urchin now, you may want to reconsider.
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I also noticed that some of the more innovative features such as site overlay and the graphical representations of the goal funnels have now completely disappeared from the available reports.
Could it be that these reports were creating performance issues?
note: I was an Urchin On Demand subscriber so it is possible that these features were never part of Google Analytics.
I have put this on 3 sites in the last 48 hours.
Today I checked in and all three have data in them and reports that I can run.
I'll be testing it out slowly though to make sure it is working correctly. Some of my data seemed a bit wierd, but that could be due not setting everything up properly on my end.
As long as all the data is being captured, the rest of it is fairly trivial.
no thank you Google, unless the stats update lag is fixed, I'm not switching over nor recommending this to anyone else.
currently I use two separate paid services: $10 for real-time visitor tracking and keyword tracking, and $3 for a website log analyzer, both monthly. both are WELL worth the money, especially the real-time tracking.
Google has already said that the system was overwhelmed and that new resources are being installed.
Probably by mid-week everything will have worked itself out and you will all be smiling with this great new resource - sorry, great new FREE resource.
Why are people bashing Google for this? If you had something better before what are you worried about? And if you don't have anything as a Plan B, that is your own fault. As a webmaster you should always have a Plan B.
My data gaps have been filled in, and everything is looking a bit more responsive and timely now; IMHO Tropical Island is right and things should be right up to date in a few days' time.
Of course I gather my own data too, but with GA I'm getting a ton of extra visualisations and drill-downs done for free.
The rest of you Moaning Minnies can go on looking this gift horse in the mouth and leave the CPU for me!
they're more interested in seeing overall how much PPC action is going to other PPC programs like Yahoo, MSN, etc.
Good clarity of thought there Bill, considering the events of the past week.
There may be a few sites Google cares about, but those guys arent using anything that isnt server side. Google knows its traffic, this gives it a window into the MSN and Y! world. Pretty smart of Google - $30 mil for a search engine mole that cant double cross them.
it is hard to continue to cheer for a company once they become the big guy on the block, but i also try not to dwell on or sulk about how much another company or somebody else makes. the tides will always change from time to time. good luck to each and i hope i can be successful myself. a free app of this quality for us little guys is a big plus.
It's been over 4 days now. Doesn't take rocket science to figure out that Urchin is a disk/processor/memory hog and that it would take ubber resources for millions of sites. The would be better off giving it out as server software where if they really really wanted the data then make some pipe into the software. If they do get it working really well then the better for the site owner with more resources freed up on the server.
I wish this "pill" stage would end soon.
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Do I have to wait more?
Well they are already experiencing problems do to "extremely strong demand" and not accepting new sign ups. How do you get caught off guard like this when you are such a big company? It is really irritating to come back from WW conference, where so much was said about this product, just to find that they are ill prepared.
just to find that they are ill prepared.
still a sign, that there are people who just love the web and the possibilities and that they have the guts to try it out, even if they are not 100% sure about the effects on the servers.
Come one, we talk about services with 100,000s of users within a few minutes. This is a huge technological challenge and they failed at this one. But not really and not forever. If you are a F16 pilot and I put you on the new Airbus 320 in full flight, you might crash the thing within a minute.
The service is free and if they make it with the new resources (guess boxes for the cluster) it will be very nice! I like the data I see and I give them any time they need, because they provide a free service.
It is more the "Big Brother" effect I am afraid of...