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Posted 14 November 2005 - 09:01 AM
Very interesting that Google would offer this, it certainly keeps people using Adwords in order to maintain the account. Some of the other analytics providers have to soiling their pants about this. You think Google has been unfair to SEO's - look what they are doing to the analytics providers. Is giving away a competitive product for free evil?
Posted 14 November 2005 - 09:16 AM
And I agree with Matt. They're pushing this as a tool for AdWords customers, saying you can work on your ROI and spend your money on marketing instead of tracking it. They know what they're doing
Posted 14 November 2005 - 11:05 AM
Which, IMHO, still makes it a very attractive option for smaller sites that want some higher-end analytics but can't yet justify the expense of setting up Urchin, ClickTracks, WebTrends et.al.
And, of course, as Matt points out, all ya gotta do is keep one active AdWords campaign in good standing going for one of your sites, and it's free to use with no limit, even for your sites that aren't running their own AdWords campaigns.
Looks like I've got some site updatin' to do...
Posted 14 November 2005 - 11:14 AM
Maybe they'll leave me alone now
Posted 14 November 2005 - 11:25 AM
Posted 14 November 2005 - 11:26 AM
Posted 14 November 2005 - 11:52 AM
They don't expect you to have anything. If you don't want to be found by them, then you don't need them. They're obviously not trying to get those pages found in the search engines.
I was joking of course. You people take it all too seriously...
Posted 14 November 2005 - 12:09 PM
My clients usually aren't looking for really high-powered analytics - just some basic reports on visitor traffic, a few target pages to monitor and a bit on keywords. I've been futzing about with trying to put together simple reports in consistent fashion without having to give our staff a different setup for every client.
Looks like I'm off the hook!
Posted 14 November 2005 - 12:19 PM
It would be awfully nice if were the former though. It could work the same way the site maps do. You provide a bit of information that proves you're worthy of access, and the site just shows up in a table of domains you're tracking.
Posted 14 November 2005 - 01:28 PM
It's just that the limit for the whole account is 5-mil pageviews/month, unless you're running an active AdWords campaign.
Oh, man, this thing is so awesomely kewl! Add as many users as you want, designate which website profiles they can see reports for, set up filters. Woo-hoo! I am loving this so far...
New toy for Torka...
Posted 14 November 2005 - 01:30 PM
Posted 14 November 2005 - 01:31 PM
However, doesn't that mean that if my clients want to look at their stats themselves, I'd have to give them my login information, which would give them access to all of my clients' sites?
Posted 14 November 2005 - 01:33 PM
Told ya, way kewl!
Posted 14 November 2005 - 01:44 PM
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