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Compete: Comparing Our Data to Google Analytics is Apples and Oranges Compete: Comparing Our Data to Google Analytics is Apples and Oranges

Compete, as you may know, provides analytics tools, and shows website traffic data on things like unique visitors, pageviews, visits, etc. The data is sometimes compared to Google analytics, and often tells a different story. We reached out to Compete …

SEO Reports in Google Analytics SEO Reports in Google Analytics
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Google announced the launch of a limited pilot for SEO reports in Google Analytics, which are based on search queries data from Webmaster Tools. “Webmasters have long been asking for better integration between Google Webmaster Tools and Google Analytics,” Google …

Google Analytics Gets an Upgrade
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Google showed off a new version of Google Analytics at a conference in San Francisco today. While it’s not widely available yet, Google has made it available to a small group of users for testing. The company has posted a …

German Government May Fine Businesses for Using Google Analytics
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How much do you rely on web analytics? Probably a great deal, and with good reason. It’s incredibly hard to get ahead online without looking at analytics and using that information to your advantage. Many of you probably use Google Analytics for this, but what if the government threatened to fine you for doing so? 

Google Launches In-Page Analytics Feature
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The life of the average Google Analytics user is about to get rather less complicated.  Today, Google announced a beta feature called In-Page Analytics that should allow people to stop juggling tabs or dealing with older, less sophisticated tools.

In-Page Analytics works as an overlay (indeed, it replaces Site Overlay), allowing users to see data superimposed right over different products or design elements.  And as the video below explains, there are plenty of ways to fine-tune the readouts and view more details.

Google Launches Analytics Dashboard
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Google has launched the Google Analytics Status Dashboard, which lets users check on the current status of components in Google Analytics, such as Data Collection, Web Report, and the GData API.

This means you can check on whether data from sites are being collected by Google Analytics servers correctly, whether users can view the reports correctly when they sign in to their accounts, and whether the APIs are working properly. 

Google Analytics SDK Now Supports Apple’s iOS 4

Google announced the release of the latest version of its mobile SDK for Google Analytics. This version supports the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 4. 

The new version of the SDK (version 0.8), which is in beta, also includes fixes for Android. 

Google Adds Analytics Support to Chrome Extensions
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If you have a Google Chrome extension, this news might interest you greatly. Google announced today that it has added support for Google Analytics to the Chrome Extension Gallery

Google Analytics Gets New Management API
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Google has released a preview of the new Google Analytics Management API, which provides read-only access to Google Analytics configuration data.

Google Analytics Intelligence Gets New Alerts Features
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Google has announced the launch of new AdWords Alerts and more options in Custom Alerts in Google Analytics Intelligence.

If a user has their Analytics and AdWords accounts linked, Intelligence will provide important changes in AdWords campaigns performance within Analytics.

Google Analytics Book Earns Company’s Endorsement
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If you’re interested in marketing and Google Analytics, and have $27 and the time to read 450 pages to spare, Google thinks it knows of just the right book for you.  Yesterday evening, the search giant took the rather unusual step of endorsing a privately-authored paperback called Performance Marketing with Google Analytics.

Google Unveils Analytics-Blocking Add-On
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People who are interested in evading Google Analytics can now easily do so thanks to Google itself.  This afternoon, the company released a beta version of the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on, and there’s a new option for site owners who feel protective of their visitors, too.

Google Analytics Gets an App Gallery
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Google has launched the Google Analytics App Gallery, which includes 32 apps so far.

Google Changes Analytics Authorized Consultant Program
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Last week Google changed its Google Advertising Professionals (GAP) program to the Google AdWords Certification program, and introduced a new badge for AdWords Certified Partners. Now Google is making a similar change with its Analytics Authorized Consultant program.

Google Analytics, Chromium Receive Language Upgrades

The folks in charge of science fiction movies that are currently in development may, for the sake of accuracy, want to feature Google’s name on any universal translators.  The company’s continued to move forward in its work with languages by tweaking Google Analytics and a build of Chromium.

Google Analytics Annotations Now Available to All

Update: Google has announced that annotations are now available for all accounts after a phased roll-out.

Original Articles: Google announced a new set of features for Google Analytics at SES Chicago. New features include annotations, custom variables in advanced segments, custom variables in custom reports, a new analytics tracking code setup wizard, and a new version of the analytics API.

Google Analytics API Gets New Features

Google has launched some new features for the Google Analytics API. These include support for advanced segments and 48 new metrics around goal performance, as well as goal configuration data.

Google Integrates AdSense For Feeds, FeedBurner, Analytics
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The desire to integrate products is strong at Google; it’s not hard to imagine that the company would eventually like to offer one great, big search/video/email/advertising ball.  And today, it took a tiny step along that path by rolling together some analytics products.

Google Launches Analytics for Mobile Apps

Google has launched Google Analytics for Mobile Apps. The reports that are available as a result of last week’s expansion of mobile reporting features are now available for mobile apps as well.

Correcting Your Web Analytics Mistakes
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WebProNews had something of a Q&A session with a couple of web analytics experts about what businesses can do to improve their implementation.

Google Website Optimizer Gets an API
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Google has released a new Website Optimizer Experiment Management API. This means developers can utilize Website Optimizer for their own applications and experiments.

Website Optimizer is a tool from Google that allows users to perform simple A/B and multivariate testing on websites to see what works and what doesn’t. WebProNews discussed the tool at length earlier this year. Here is a webinar video that will familiarize you with it as well: