Google Analytics Slowing Down Websites
The new code is slowing down all matter of websites running Analytics. This WebMasterWorld thread (via Digg) has some angry site owners complaining about the slow-loading code preventing their pages from loading. Even Slashdot is suffering.
One poster pasted this message from Google:
If the issue is not resolved for you by Monday, please feel free to follow-up on this email, and I can give you an update on when a solution will be in place
I’ve noticed a lot of analytics software slowing down websites. Opera very specifically lists all the servers being contacted in the status area, so I’m always aware who’s slowing down my blog, and others. If its a temporary thing, fine, I’ll live, but if any analytics code becomes a consistent problem, I just drop it. Done it before, certainly. And I won’t be the only one. There’s no investment lost by dumping the free Google Analytics, and the QA people (if there are any) need to keep that in mind.
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