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Google Analytics Data From 2nd November Missing

November 3rd, 2010 admin

Have you checked your Google Analytics account this morning and were shocked to see zero visits to all your sites yesterday?    If so, you’re not alone!

There have been many reports from worried webmasters on Twitter reporting the same, and looking at the Google Analytics forums shows many other reports:

http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Google+Analytics/thread?tid=55125a763e29b46d&hl=en

http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Google+Analytics/thread?tid=22e2d0efe8a39935&hl=en

http://www.google.co.uk/support/forum/p/Google+Analytics/thread?tid=49df17fc4d027844&hl=en

The Google Analytics Status page shows that they’re aware of the problem and will provide an update by 6th November:

“We are continuing to investigate this issue. We will provide an update by 6 November 2010 00:00:00 UTC detailing when we expect to resolve the problem.

Starting Oct 25th, a 24hr delay with processing in sampled reports was identified in some accounts. No data has been lost and a fix is in progress.”

 

Update : Looks like the problem has been resolved





Google Releases Asynchronous Analytics Tracking

May 20th, 2010 admin

 

Last week Google announced that the asynchronous tracking tag which has been in beta testing is now officially available.

Yesterday they updated the Google Analytics interface to support this new style tag when you’re adding tracking to a new website.

This should bring asynchronous tracking to many more sites – improving both results and page loading speed.

You can find further details and instructions on setting up the new tracking code at the Google Analytics Blog





Google To Allow Users To Opt-out Of Analytics Tracking!

March 18th, 2010 admin

Wow – didn’t see that one coming!

Google have announced today that they’re planning a browser opt-out for users to block being tracked by Google Analytics. Unfortunately they didn’t really give much away, such as how they’re going to promote this, so it’s difficult to see what impact this may have on statistics.

If the opt out becomes widespread it will definitely harm the value of implementing Analytics.   Maybe log based analytics will become more prominent?

Here’s the announcement from Google.