Google Announces Urchin Software Now Public

Includes New Upgrades

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Google has announced that the Urchin Software is now in public beta and can be downloaded at urchin.com.

Google says the software is similar to Google Analytics but you install and manage the software on your own servers. The company says the beta software "should only be used for evaluation purposes," and it is not recommended for production environment.

Urchin can be used by businesses that have content behind a security firewall or that have restrictions that will not allow them to use Google Analytics. The software can also be used to do ad-hoc historical log processing for those that want to store their Web analytics on local servers.

According to the Google Analytics Blog the upgrades include:
More accurate geo-identification of visitors
Cross-segmentation options similar to Google Analytics
Ecommerce and campaign tracking
Improved embedded scheduler to more easily manage processing and re-processing jobs
Improved user interface
More robust log processing engine

A 90-day version is available for download. When the software moves out of beta it will be available for $2,995.

Google Announces Urchin Software Now Public
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    It seems like forever since this was in the works. I didn’t think it would cost 3k though. That seems a little steep for the average webmaster to take advantage of. I guess we just stick to Analytics. Can anyone else suggest a very feature packed traffic software that is a one time purchase?

    • http://securecyber.blogspot.com securecyber

      You have two workable options:

      1) Buy a subscription for easy-to-use and comprehensive software with automatic e-mailing of the reports and live tech support.

      2) Buy a package, and $9.95/month subscription in addtion to it with e-mail support.

      I used both options and I like them. Depending on what you are looking for in a term of statistics, you may want use one of these options.

      Now, regarding the "buy once and forget". I tried several packages (at least 5 of them), and none of them worked to my satisfaction. The biggest problem is the technical support. When you have a subscription, the company pays a lot more attention to your problems because they want you to continue the subscription. When you buy the package only, you are on your own with your problems. All you can get is Q&A section on the web site or some sort of blog where the users (!) are helping each other.

      Review both options from RTEK2000.com. The first one (my first choice) is called WebStatsAdvisor, and the second one is WebCEO 7.7.

      Best of luck!

  • http://www.sony-alpha.org Sony Alpha

    Thank you for this clarification.

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