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Google Analytics redesigned?

Dave Shaw [PersonRank 5]

Tuesday, August 12, 2008
6 years ago7,157 views

I logged into Google Analytics just now and noticed a new front page (with new favicon!) – looks good! But, I notice no other changes to Analytics whatsoever.

Google Analytics says,

"Google Analytics has been re-designed to help you learn even more about where your visitors come from and how they interact with your site."

Anyone see any differences?

DPic [PersonRank 10]

6 years ago #

I'm seeing the new homepages but nothing new in analytics

Dave Shaw [PersonRank 5]

6 years ago #

Earlier I emailed the Google Analytics people and was given the following reply:

"I understand you recently saw the message on the Analytics home page indicating a redesign of Analytics account. As far as I am aware there are no major changes due to Analytics. I recommend you keep up to date with this product by looking at the Analytics blog at analytics.blogspot.com/ "

Shame.

Barry Schwartz has now blogged this at SE Roundtable seroundtable.com/archives/0179 ...

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

6 years ago #

Have you seen this latest post from the Analytics blog?

<< Previously, if you were logged into Google Analytics, and then you navigated away from Google Analytics or closed the window, you had to re-log in whenever you returned to get to your Analytics account page – even if you were already logged into your Google Account. It created a lot of logging in.
...
Now that you don't have to keep logging in every time you close and open your Analytics window, you can just keep one hand on the mouse and use the fingers on your other hand for other things... >>

analytics.blogspot.com/2008/08 ...

I think it's completely misleading. I've never had to re-login to Google Analytics each time I visit because I've got this page bookmarked:

www.google.com/analytics/setti ...

Only if I went to the Analytics home page would I need to sign in again. I don't get why they're making such a big deal about this. Why didn't they just make a post telling users to bookmark a different URL?

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

6 years ago #

Or why aren't they redirecting users that are already logged in to the dashboard?

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

6 years ago #

I guess they could do that now too. (I assume they had issues previously trying to establish whether the user was already signed in when they were on the home page.)

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

6 years ago #

There is a problem with Analytics. Whatever country I chose in the listbox on the homepage, when I click on the button, I get the French version of Analytics.
Moreover, when I put the parameter &hl=en on a page, I get it in English, but if I click on any another link, I get it in French again :-/

It's a cookie problem, sure.

DPic [PersonRank 10]

6 years ago #

I don't see how "Google Analytics has been re-designed to help you learn even more about where your visitors come from and how they interact with your site." can be talking about their new automatic redirect. Automatic redirection is more convenient but does nothing that the redesign is said to. I'm hoping that a real redesign is still coming. Measure map finally? *sigh* a boy can dream...

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

6 years ago #

"Google Analytics has been re-designed" refers to the latest redesign from last year: veen.com/jeff/archives/000965. ...

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

6 years ago #


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DPic [PersonRank 10]

6 years ago #

"Google Analytics has been re-designed" refers to the latest redesign from last year"

Are you saying that or quoting that from somewhere? If that's true....that's ridiculous

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

6 years ago #

[put at-character here]DPic:
I think this is pretty obvious. The point of the redesign was to make the data more accessible and easier to interpret. Besides, I can't see any new version of Google Analytics.

DPic [PersonRank 10]

6 years ago #

I meant it's ridiculous to have this new homepage look and be talking about a redesign from last year

Dave Shaw [PersonRank 5]

6 years ago #

But then, why only now change the copy on the front page?

I did read about the redesign from last year but I assumed this couldn't be talking about it since that was such a long time ago.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

6 years ago #

The homepage hasn't been changed too much. Check the version from May 2007:

web.archive.org/web/2007051302 ...

<< The New Google Analytics

Google Analytics has been re-designed to help you learn even more about where your visitors come from and how they interact with your site.
Discover. Share. Act.

The new Google Analytics makes it easy to improve your results online. Write better ads, strengthen your marketing initiatives, and create higher-converting websites. Google Analytics is free to all advertisers, publishers, and site owners. >>

Dave Shaw [PersonRank 5]

6 years ago #

Thanks! I understand now. Sorry, I was a bit slow before.

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