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#1 AplusWebMaster

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Posted 18 October 2007 - 06:20 AM

I have seen the "google-analytics" running in my browser for quite some time now, depending on what website visited, including this one.

So, what's it all about and why are my visits being "analyzed" by Google?

Why?

'Some marketing genius' plan to psychoanalyze my surfing habits or what?


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Posted 18 October 2007 - 05:27 PM

http://www.google.com/analytics/

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Posted 18 October 2007 - 05:57 PM

"...online marketing initiatives..." ...as suspected. Ugh. :(

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Posted 18 October 2007 - 10:57 PM

It's used here, and I'm sure at other sites simply as a stats tool. Number of visitors, popular search terms, pages, etc. It was the major reason Google purchased Urchin. There's really nothing you can't get from a decent stat tool running locally on the server. However, I read recently that many people suspect it can help a site's search results, and won't harm them. There's also some new features coming soon I wanted to test. Finally, we'll be moving servers soon, and it doesn't hurt to have a third party stats tool installed during the transition. It's been running here about a month, and unless I notice something I can't live without it won't likely be here longer than another month.
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Posted 11 May 2015 - 05:58 AM

Gostats works much better then Google analytics. It keeps the track of number of visitors, pages, bounce rate etc. like Google analytics but in an advance way. 


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