Google Analytics stops at 234,725 accounts

Google Analytics stops at 234,725 accounts

Summary: 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.

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googleanalytics.gifAccording 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.  With 234,725 Analytics accounts created (and probably over 200,000 additional profiles), Google has went from tracking zero to almost half a million in about a week.

This is a huge amount of data to process. Anybody who has tried WebTrends knows the processing power Google will need to get all these accounts caught up.  Unfortunately, this delay users have been experiencing since it's launch is giving this product a bad reputation.

Google Says:

"Google Analytics has experienced extremely strong demand, and as a result, we have temporarily limited the number of new signups as we increase capacity. In the meantime, please submit your name and email address and we will notify you as soon as we are ready to add new accounts. Thank you for your patience."

There are a lot of disgruntled Analytics users who are growing more dissatisfied each day.  Once Google has the capacity it needs to process this heaping pile of data, this service will likely be a success rather than a failure. 

As others have said, an "invitation only" approach, similar to GMail, would have made much more sense.  Not only would they be able to keep up with the demand, but it would have generated "good" buzz.  Hopeful users would hear the success stories from those who have accounts, and would do anything to get their hands on an invitation.

The service itself, if it had data, is nice.  It provides a lot of powerful tools that help you analyze your site traffic, content and marketing campaigns which can help you optimize your Web site and generate more sales or leads.   Google Analytics is the only free service that provides this level of tracking.

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  • Google Analystics data seriously delayed

    The web analytics community will have to wait a little longer for the nectar to flow. An account setup Wed received data only on Thursday and nothing more since. An account setup Thursday evening has not yet even been validated. So a little patience is required. Who cares! And so all our data will belong to Google. Ok, that's a bit scary. The release of Urchin in this manner is the biggest event for web developers this year, nothing less than a democratization of analytics for the masses who couldnt afford $100s a month per client. I for one am getting those tingles we felt at the start of the internet, those gold-rush tremours. Onward and upward.
    thewire
  • Google Analytics follow up... not the only choice.

    Believe it or not, Google is NOT the only company providing free website analytics. I was contacted by I/PRO (they are the original company doing website analytics since 1994) recently.(www.ipro.com) They are an independent, 3rd party auditing company that analyzes your web traffic (uniques, page views, DMA, time per page, etc.) through a page tagging solution, as well as collecting your sites demographic information through surveys.

    They give you all of this information to use for your sales/marketing purposes in a PDF format. They also post the same information (with your permission) in their online interactive directory called SpotSite http://spotsite.ipro.com) that they give to advertising agencies for free to access your information and contact you with brand advertising inquiries.

    Hope this info helps all of the frustrated people. For everyone else, why not do both...more exposure never hurts.

    Peace.
    SwankyBoy
  • Google Analytics follow up... not the only choice.

    Believe it or not, Google is NOT the only company providing free website analytics. I was contacted by I/PRO (they are the original company doing website analytics since 1994) recently.(www.ipro.com) They are an independent, 3rd party auditing company that analyzes your web traffic (uniques, page views, DMA, time per page, etc.) through a page tagging solution, as well as collecting your sites demographic information through surveys.

    They give you all of this information to use for your sales/marketing purposes in a PDF format. They also post the same information (with your permission) in their online interactive directory called SpotSite http://spotsite.ipro.com) that they give to advertising agencies for free to access your information and contact you with brand advertising inquiries.

    Hope this info helps all of the frustrated people. For everyone else, why not do both...more exposure never hurts.

    Peace.
    SwankyBoy
  • No invitation for 4 months

    Google Analytics says that it sends invitiation in several weeks. We are wating for four months now. It seems the priority is given to AdWords users. We are using statcounter.com now, which is also free until certain visit rate.

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    Imagiro
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