Friday, March 31, 2006

What Google Analytics needs to improve

1. Page loading speed.
I think the flash way to present the reports makes the page loading slow.

2. The Referral Report doesn't give a detailed Link address of the referral link but just the top domain of the referral link.

Switching from other free Counter/Traffic Analysis providers to Google Analytics

I am more dependent on Google Analytics for my websites' traffic analysis now.

I have just removed my webstats4u counters from two of my websites, because Webstats4u started to popup ad windows from my website, though occasionally. I used to like it so much when it was still under the name netstat.

However, I still keep the extreme tracking on one website, since I like to check my traffice stats easily by clicking on the extreme-dm image.

Something nice with free counters such as Webstats4u and Extreme Tracking is that we can easily compare the website traffice in time range of year to year, month to month, week to week, day to day, hour to hour, however from Google Analytics it is more troublesome to do this. Here is what I found from Google's Help Center: How to select and compare date ranges.

According to that infomation, to enter a customer range, you click on the small calender icon located at the top right of the calendar, then in the custom ranger picker window appeared, you select a date from the left calendar as the start date, select a date from the right calendar as the end date. You can use the arrows to go back or forward when you select the start and end dates. Click "Apply Range" to see your report.

To compare two differenct ranges, you need to click on the double calender icon located in the Date Range bar next to the Question mark icon. However, I cannot see the double calender icon in my Firefox 1.5 brower at all (it appeared once for one or two seconds when the window was loaded but dissappeared when the loading finished). But nevermind, just click it when you see it and two calenders should appear now in your window's left bottom corner. The top one is called First Date and the bottom one is called Second Date. So you just click on a date/week/month/year(?) from the First Date and the Second Date, the flash report should compare these two ranges now.

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Like it better now

I found that I like Google-Analytics better now, especially the key words conversion page. From that information I can improve further more on my pages: the topics visitors are looking for.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Google Analytics is not so good

After using it for some time, I realise that Google Analytics is not really so great. There is much to improve.

If you are looking for some free Web counter and Analytics tools, try the following:

If you don't want others to see your traffic data, Google Analytics may be good for you, just give a try.

Monday, November 14, 2005

Google Analytics

To view the Google Analytics Page, try here: Google Analytics