Google Analytics has currently 237,021 accounts -- 241 more than my last post. I've had a few comments asking me how I got this information, and a whole group of diggers asking the same question.
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Google has started to open up it's Analytics service once again. As of right now, there are 236,780 accounts -- up 2055 from when they stopped accepting sign-ups.
I have been using Analytics since the day it was made free, just like over two hundred thousand other webmasters. By using this service, I aknowledge that Google may use this information to improve their search engine.
I stumbled across an interesting piece of information tonight while watching ARIN (American Registry for Internet Numbers). ARIN controls the assigning of IP addresses in North America, so it can be a good way to keep an eye on companies you are interested in.
David Utter at Web Pro News mentioned yesterday that there were four job listings for the local, retail, tech communications and travel verticals on the Mediabistro.com Web site in early November.
According to the Google Analytics "sign up" page, they have temporarily disallowed people from signing up. They also removed the "Add new profile" link from inside analytics which previously allowed a single account to track up to 40 different Web sites.
Browsing though the support area on Google can be slow at times, and occasionally shows a timeout screen telling you to try again in 30 seconds. I was trying to access the toolbar support area recently, and was shown an interesting screen that says "Search Knowledge Base".
Could this be the beginnings of "Google Search 2.0"?
Google has added a new entry -- "/chart?" -- into their robots.txt file.
Newspapers and magazines are still in Google's sights. For a couple of months, they have been experimenting by purchasing pages in magazines on which to place ads.