Monday, November 14, 2005

Google Analytics

I have just added Google Analytics as a tracker tool, to track my Chess Online Blog. The service will be activated in another 12 hours from now. Google Analytics shows you which keywords perform and which ones you should cut, whether you use AdWords or not. Google Analytics tells you everything you want to know about how your visitors found you and how they interact with your site. It's Sophisticated, Easy and Free and has over 80 different reports. I shall keep a record here of my observations and experience.

Update (15th Nov at 5.30 hrs): The 12 hours are not yet over, but I noticed a small problem - If I log into my Gmail a/c and the Google Analytics a/c simultaneously (I use tabbing in Firefox), when I log off my Google Analytics a/c, I also get logged out of Gmail. This does not happen if I use Gmail and AdSense simultaneously.
Update (17th Nov at 7.00 hrs): If you're still seeing the "Your first reports will be ready within twelve hours." message, try clicking on the "View Reports" link nonetheless. It should work. The reports are impressive and it should start making sense as the days go by and Analytics gathers more data.
Update (15.00 hrs): I want to use Google Analytics for all my other blogs. For this, one has to use Profiles. A website profile is essentially a set of rules that define the reports that you see. Generally, a website profile corresponds with a domain - you'll have one profile per domain, so that you can view reports for each domain separately. How do I add a profile?
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3 Comments:

Blogger Mayuresh said...

Sounds fascinating. I was wondering when google would make that move. I havent seen/ heard much about it in the popular press though.

3:15 PM  
Blogger SatishTalim said...

Due to the extreme heavy load on their servers, it's been over 24 hrs and I have still not seen any statistics... waiting

7:39 PM  
Blogger Anil said...

My theory exam is starting from 5 dec.

9:43 PM  

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