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Posted 14 November 2005 - 03:59 PM
Posted 14 November 2005 - 05:15 PM
Posted 14 November 2005 - 06:25 PM
Boy, Google has come a long way from the loveable underdogs a couple of years ago.
However, I don't share the FUD about them owning the data. The upside is far bigger than the downside IMHO. They already know a ton about AdWords advertisers and there is the small matter of legislation and laws that they, too, have to obey...
BTW, there's a great analysis on the matter, provided by Jupiter Research. Check it out at http://weblogs.jupit...ves/011878.html
I had hoped that they would do exactly this when they announced their purchase of Urchin some time ago...
Posted 14 November 2005 - 06:31 PM
Way to take the wind out of our sales, Craig! (Erm...I mean sails. It really was a typo, but now that I spotted it, it's kind of a good pun too!)
Posted 14 November 2005 - 06:38 PM
So their use of the program is personal and not for profit, and they're paying someone to help them understand the data. It's not as if I'm pretending to be a reseller of the software, I'm just charging for services that involve its use.
Posted 14 November 2005 - 07:36 PM
For whom? For many, I bet it is a terrible idea to use, for a whole host of reasons. For some, of course, it is a great deal. The trick is to find whom and where.
Posted 15 November 2005 - 01:16 AM
Posted 15 November 2005 - 04:38 AM
Posted 15 November 2005 - 04:39 AM
Posted 15 November 2005 - 08:42 AM
I think Urchin is all being integrated into the Google Analytics.
Posted 15 November 2005 - 09:21 AM
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.
You can track up to 50 websites (profiles) with one login. Very cool! I wanted Urchin but didn't have enough customers who were willing to pay for any sort of analytics at the moment to justify the cost...now I can *grin*
I don't know if anyone knows about this, but you can use the Urchin URL builder to code your AdWords and other marketing links: http://www.google.co...py?answer=21321.
So when you log into Google Analytics you should be able to view your conversions by medium or by campaign if desired. This was my favorite use of Urchin.
Only downfall that Urchin had was reporting - I had to do alot of prettying up to give the reports to my clients; I am looking forward to Google analytics reports to see if there is an improvement! It's funny because AdWords reports are pretty much ready for me to give to clients....
Posted 15 November 2005 - 09:41 AM
Posted 15 November 2005 - 09:53 AM
Posted 15 November 2005 - 09:55 AM
I only set mine up last night and they said it would be around 12 hours. When I logged in this morning it still said 12 hours. I noticed the site was slow yesterday so I am sure their servers are being bombarded!
I do miss the interface of Urchin...it was so colourful *Grin*
Posted 15 November 2005 - 10:29 AM
Mine was set up ~about~ 24 hours ago, and no data yet.. I guess this thread will tell me when to expect to see results..
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