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Google Urchin Vs. Google Analytics

If you remember correctly, Google bought the Urchin Software Corporation in 2005, and reformed Urchin software to Google Analytics. The one major change in the software was that Google allowed Analytics to be free.

Google Announces Urchin Software Now Public
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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.

Tracking Blog Effectiveness

There are a lot of data points that can be meaningful for tracking blog effectiveness.

That is, tracking what happens when visitors arrive at and engage with your blog content. It really comes down to the purpose of your blog. Metrics for a blog that’s focused on making a web site more search engine friendly by adding crawlable content and attracting links is quite different than a blog that’s meant to build thought leadership or brand credibility.

Many Analytics Vendors to Choose From

CMS Watch today rejected the snowball of hype suggesting that Google Analytics and Omniture are the only remaining solid choices for Web Analytics.

For mid-sized and larger enterprises in particular, and buyers in the UK and Europe, there are many established vendors who can provide advanced analytics functionality.

Google Loose with Editorially Approved Links

In an earlier post I chastised Google for giving straight links to partners, However now I’ve found a whole bunch more…

New Google Analytics Features Showing Up

There’s no official announcement from Google, but we’re seeing new features showing-up in Google Analytics.

It appears you’ll be able to compare different data points…

5 Free Or Cheap SEO Tracking Tools
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There are a number of free or inexpensive search analytics tools available out there, and this article will outline a few of them that have gotten rave reviews.

7 Steps to Get Your New Site Indexed in 24 hours
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Most SEO’s will advise you to buy an existing site/domain (lots of age benefit), but there are times when you need to start from scratch with a fresh domain.

It can sometimes take a couple of weeks to get a new domain indexed by Google (even longer to start ranking!). In order to speed up the process of getting your site indexed quickly, even in 24 hours, follow the steps outlined below:

1) Create 5 pages of content

Skip the “under construction” page and write several pages of real content, at least a few paragraphs.

Enabling Google Analytics Site Search

You can now log-in to your Google Analytics account to start enabling the new Site Search feature for a site of yours.

O’Reilly’s Google Analytics 101

Have you ever wondered how to adjust analytics to be fully functional without having to sell the farm to get what you need to be able to improve your websites? Google Analytics is the answer, right?

Affiliate Summit: Monetizing Communities

At the Affiliate Summit in Miami today Lee Dodd, President, Zydeca Partners and Jeremy Schoemaker (ShoeMoney), President, ShoeMoney Media Group spoke on how to monetize community and social networks during a panel discussion.

Performancing Metrics Rises From Dead

I’m constantly looking for a nice, quick and easy blog stats. Google Analytics is a great program, but it’s a bit complex for my daily checks. I’ve tried quite a few and recently Performancing Metrics came back online. It’s not really a new service, but it is a great step forward.

New Google Analytics Features

After receiving numerous requests for the same features, Google Analytics has added some new features. They include:

Analytics Gets A Makeover

In case you were wondering if your concerns were falling on deaf Mountain View ears, Google, it would seem, does listen to webmaster concerns. The company added a half-dozen new features to its Google Analytics service.

New Version of Google Analytics Launched
Google today is launching a much-improved interface for Google Analytics, according to Andy Beal. Andy has screenshots of the new interface (which I cannot access as of this writing), which has much bolder graphics to enable clearer to understand graphs, email reports, customizable dashboards so you get the data you want, and plainer language used to describe part of the interface.

Google Analytics Receives Upgrade

Google has rolled out a new version of its Google Analytics. The new version was announced today at the EMetrics Summit in San Francisco.

New Setup Guide for Google Analytics

If you’re tired of sifting through Google Analytics’ knowledge base in order to solve your web analytics implementation issues, then look no further because EpikOne has just launched a Google Analytics setup Guide which will get your analytics up and running in 7 easy steps.

Google Analytics Help

Keyon Hedayati over at the Google Analytics Blog has posted about a useful option for a Google Analytics Resource: The Google Analytics Forum.

Crosby Discusses, Promotes Google Analytics

For the inside track on Google Analytics, one need look no further than Brett Crosby, its senior manager. In a recent interview, Crosby spoke about becoming part of the team, what it’s working on now, and what difficulties it may face in the future.

Interview with Brett Crosby, Founder of Urchin

We recently had the opportunity to talk analytics with Google’s Brett Crosby.

Google Analytics’ Brett Crosby Reveals All

Ok, so Google Analytics’ Brett Crosby doesn’t exactly reveal “all”, but he does share some interesting insights in this interview with Avinash Kaushik.

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