Today Is Your Last Day to Use the Old Version of Google AnalyticsBy: Josh Wolford - July 17, 2012
Stubborn hold-outs, your time has come. Starting tomorrow, you’re going to have to use the new version on Google Analytics.
That’s because Google announced today that they are officially retiring the old version. To be fair the Google, they did give site owners over a year to make the transition. Plus, you should be using the new version anyway as it is about one gazillion times better.
Mostly becuase the new version of Google Analytics sports Real-Time reporting. With Real-Time, you can see your site activity right as it happens – page views per second, sources, and current active visitors.
That means that you’ll no longer see this link at the bottom of your screen, allowing you to view Analytics through the old lens:
In a blog post, the Google Analytics team reminds you why you should be happy to switch over to the new version:
Change is good, guys.