Google announces analytics for web sites



Google has rolled out another free tool for site owners. Google Analytics was announced today. Using technology acquired from Urchin, this free service (limited to 5 million page views a month), sits on your webpage as a little javascript “bug” of sorts and tracks information on visitors to your site.


In order to work it must be on each page in your site and can give details such as which pages are most popular, where visitors are coming from. They’re integrating this into their adwords program, so if you advertise using adwords then you can see which adwords are the most valuable to you. Many of the values that can be tracked (location of browsers, where their coming from, which links get clicked) is something that other programs technically provide, however the interface for this is the slickest I’ve seen.

They for instance give a map overlay for placing of visitors, they can show a site overlay, so you can browse your own site with notes about what is clicked. Interesting.

Unfortunately at this time, this is big news and the analytics server is VERY slow, I’ve waited several minutes for the log in page to direct me to my account there. This does look to be a quite useful tool with some nice “eye candy” in the way of understandable and visually appealing ways to view the data they collect.

This is also making news at arstechnica, and the google blog, among others….

It may be me but adsense has seemed a bit sluggish in updating today as well. In reading some FAQ’s it appears that it may take as long as six hours for traffic to be logged in your analytics interface after putting the javascript on the pages.

You can sign up to track multiple sites, (still limited to 5 million page views a month.)

Sunbelt is covering this also. Hopefully over the next couple days I’ll have a chance to look at some real statistics in it. I’ve currently got 4 sites with the javascript and they should be collecting data. (Although now google is saying to expect 12 hours before reports are available.)

Related Posts

Blog Traffic Exchange Related Posts
  • Google Reader makes it easier to add RSS feeds to your profile The Google reader team have been working on ways to simplify adding RSS feeds to your Google Reader profile. There are a couple ways now to do this (outside of logging into reader and entering the address (or site) and searching for the feed that way. First up is a......
  • Google Analytics under the microscope I've spent some time this evening looking at Google Analytics. (Now the data is being collected.) And I've got to say I'm impressed with the scope of what I'm seeing. First, since last night, more stats have been collected, there seem to be some missing from today yet (maybe ~12......
  • Google accepting new signups for Analytics again Well, Analytics is still getting up to speed. For the last week or so, new signups at the new Google analytics site had been suspended (and they suspended existing users from adding a site for monitoring.) Now It looks as though they've started adding new signups. The writer at the......
Blog Traffic Exchange Related Websites
  • Organization Search Engine Optimization - Points You'll Need To Know In case you wish to entirely grasp company Search engine optimization requirements, you need to begin with being aware of what Search engine optimization is really. Which is the search engine optimization that's necessary for improving internet websites. This is one way of back-link developing to enhance your website position.......
  • SEO Mistakes Most people, though, still have a lot to learn. Search Engine Optimization, although only a piece of what we help people do, seems to be the most common challenge that causes people to initially seek our help. It's also the thing that people seem most confused about, as well......
  • SearchCap: The Day In Search, November 11, 2011 Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: Google Leads In Search Engines’ Efforts To Woo TV ViewersGoogle’s “Dear Sophie” TV spot for Chrome, in which a father creates a Gmail account for......
www.pdf24.org    Send article as PDF   

Similar Posts


See what happened this day in history from either BBC Wikipedia
Search:
Keywords:
Amazon Logo

Comments are closed.


Switch to our mobile site