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Kevin M. Keating [PersonRank 1]

Tuesday, May 8, 2007
12 years ago8,508 views

Checked my stats after lunch, and there's a brand new flashy interface for Google Analytics. blog.frivolousmotion.com/2007/ ...

Here's a pic (hope it works):


bp2.blogger.com/_nYL8yRi-mHs/R ...

Mambo [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I've got the new header, but not the full new interface.

Looking promising. I hated the previous (current) one – too pointlessly big.

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

(I don't think Blogger allows hotlinking. The pic doesn't display unless I click it.)

I was going to say that I saw this earlier today but then I checked your pic! What I saw earlier must have been stage one of their migration where they'd just changed the header but none of the interface.

I hope this means Analytics is more user-friendly now...

bartheq [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

[Moved from "New Google Analytics" – Tony]

Welcome to the new version of Google Analytics!

Your new reports have been designed to help you learn even more about your site traffic and marketing initiatives.
The redesigned interface is now the default view. To access it, click "View Reports." We think you'll love the new Google Analytics, however, you can still access the previous reporting interface. To do so, click "Previous Interface" below the "View Reports" link for any profile in your account. Note that your data and configuration settings remain unaffected regardless of which interface you use and your data continues to be tracked in the same way as it was prior to the redesign.

Google Analytics has many new features. Read our blog post, read the FAQs or watch the flash tour to learn more. If you have difficulty finding specific reports in the new interface, you may find the report finder tool to be helpful.

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It's new and it'sexy. Some screens I made:


bartheq.net/s/analytics.png



bartheq.net/s/analytics_2.png



bartheq.net/s/analytics_3.png



Others may have this on their Analytics settings page:

We're excited to announce the newly redesigned Google Analytics.
Over the next several weeks, we will be migrating all existing Analytics accounts to the new Google Analytics interface. You will be notified by email once your account has been migrated. For an entire month you will be able to access both the original interface and the new interface. During the migration, you should experience no interruption in service and you'll be able to see all of your data regardless of which interface you use. For a sneak peek at the new Google Analytics, take a look at the following resources.

bartheq [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

Lol this wasn't here when I posted mine (:

Kevin M. Keating [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

Should've known about the hotlinking. Next time I'll use my precious shared hosting. Thanks bartheq for posting those pics. That traffic makes my blog look like a toy.

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

>> Lol this wasn't here when I posted mine

bartheq, Kevin must have hit "Submit" just seconds before you because yours wasn't here when I read this thread... Good catch both of you! ;-)

Keen [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

Did anyone notice the stats Google shows us in the feature show?

At google.com/analytics/media/rep ... apparently one gets a glimps of the insides of Googles own stores account

Looks like business is gooooood :)

The new Analytics version is a beauty, nice job Analytics Team! Role it out for all real quick please.

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

And here's the official press release:
google.com/intl/en/press/press ...

Luke Baker [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

I'm not familiar with Google Analytics prior to this change, but the updated interface seems to have some MeasureMap flavor added to it.

Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

The new pie charts look similar to those integrated into Google Spreadsheets a week or so ago.

Martin

eq [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

wow, this is looking wonerful... I never bothered learning all features of the old one, cause I waited for this day:)

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

There is a press conference tomorrow in Google France about that, so I think tomorrow the new design will be rolled out.

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I don't see the new design when I log into my analytics page.

SuperJason [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

Maybe they were jealous of the eye candy over at RankTrend: ranktrend.com/features/

David T [PersonRank 7]

12 years ago #

I don't have the new design on my analytics account either! :-(

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Is this in anyway linked to the MeasureMap purchase last year

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

James, maybe.

<< We've been working on this since I blogged about the Measure Map acquisition. Since then, we've collaborated with the combined team from Google and Urchin Software to bring user-centered design to their strong development skills. I couldn't be more pleased with the results. >>

From the Official Google Blog post:
googleblog.blogspot.com/2007/0 ...

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

And a post from the Google Analytics Blog:
analytics.blogspot.com/2007/05 ...

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

The similarities between the interfaces is uncanny. see measuremap.com

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

measuremap.com/developer/slide ... found this on Google search. Shows the date slider thingy

Martin [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

Looks so much better usability wise. Can't wait to get to new design on my account.

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Yes, this is the MeasureMap.
veen.com/jeff/archives/000965. ...

To test out the new Analytics, just go register a new account or use this one...
username: t[put at-character here]ihaochi.com
password: googlified

Jeff [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

Does anyone know why I am still getting the old analytics?

Andreas Bovens [PersonRank 3]

12 years ago #

Jeff – from the Google Analytics /home: "Over the next several weeks, we will be migrating all existing Analytics accounts to the new Google Analytics interface. You will be notified by email once your account has been migrated."

So, I guess we'll have to wait a little longer...

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

It will take a few weeks for Google to roll it out to all users. New users will automatically be using the new version.

bartheq [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

Now that the blinding excitement is over here are the things I don't like:

The main dashboard graph no longer shows visits and pageviews together. To view the pageviews I have to switch to another graph and it's impossible to compare the trends. You can only compare another range in the past.

When a single day was selected from the calendar, the graph would switch to 24 hours mode allowing to view hourly activity. Same was with month /showing days/ and year /showing months/. Now the graph always shows last 30 days /for small ranges/ or more and the selected range is highlighted.

There's no easy way to view the stats for the whole year. In the previous version all it took was one click on the year above month list and now a range has to be entered manually.

I guess the new interface is not so cool after all (:

Kevin M. Keating [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

[put at-character here]bartheq: I also miss the hourly stats for the current day (especially since my site is small and new enough that the fluctuation is really large and informative as far as seeing the outside factors that brought traffic). If you figure out a way to do this, I'd love to know!

Otherwise, like anything it's taking some getting used to, and I have found myself switching back to the old mode a couple times. But there's so much more here, and the presentation is so much nicer...ah change!

Conor Cleary [PersonRank 8]

12 years ago #

MMM;;;; new to this one.

I've got a blog for my exchange – conorexchange.blogspot.com/ – and I just added the tracking code and I was wondering if Blogger will show all of my historical data that it might have cooped up somewhere... cause my exchange is done in a week but it's too bad I didn't track the blog from the start...

so in basic: will analytics show data from before the tracking code? my guess is no but it'd make my day if it did ;)

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

<< so in basic: will analytics show data from before the tracking code? my guess is no but it'd make my day if it did ;) >>

No way... ;-)

Marek Wawrzyniak [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

[put at-character here]Conor Cleary – that would be like time travel – back in time....

"No way ... ;-)" is the correct answer.... :)

Marek

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Hong Xiaowan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Joke, just UI updated?

I think Google Analytics will join the Google webmaster tool and disappeared.

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

[put at-character here] Hong – I agree that they should add a link to Google Analytics from the Google Webmaster Central page.

google.com/webmasters/

Hong Xiaowan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

[put at-character here]Colin C.
Colin C. Thank you.
I think, UI is equal to a product sometimes. We can invent more functions, then should think of delete some repeated functions and make the product easy and still powerful.

Have a small project for UI design as fun now. Thanks.

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Yes you are right there

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

<< An Error Has Been Detected

Please try again. If you are experiencing long delays, please reduce the selected date range or disable date comparison. Thank you for your patience. >>

Looks like I'm not the only person who's getting this error:
davidvseo.blogspot.com/2007/05 ...

And I got this several times when I was only requesting one day's worth of data for traffic sources, so there's no way I could possibly have reduced my query.

Anyone else getting this quite frequently?

Mambo [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I still haven't got the new interace (and I was one of the first to get the service as well)

Mambo [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I've spoken too soon. Just got it :) Works nicely

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Got the new layout – but no Flash plugin in this internet cafe! Will check it out soon...

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Cool. Blogoscoped On Holiday 2007.

posting it [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

sorry to disappoint you users who think you are going to be getting a great product.. you are not.. here are just a few of the issues I have seen..

1. Buggy in Firefox
2. Graphics are too large and text is equally as obnoxious
3. Data that used to be viewable on the front page are now 3-5 levels deep
ex. New maps – I used to be able to look at the executive summary and see where people came from and numbers right there. Now I have to do region/country/city before I can see anything – this is huge esp when monitoring activity of 500k visitors
4. no network location cross-reference data
-- includes kw (no data)
5. Cannot see all goal data at the same time
6. Cannot compare visits, pageviews and conversions at the same time
7. Not organized well – things do not follow a logical progression
8. Items are difficult to locate
9. No real navigational elements
10.Can only view 100 items at a time instead of 500 not bad on small sites, but on a large site where we get 1/2 a million visitors a month it is severely restrictive
11. cannot sort data a all.. if it gives you back the lowest ranked kw there is now way to switch to the largest.. so with 55k kw's i have no way to access data.. that is simple..
12. no summary at the end of the column, so you have to scroll up to view the overall numbers (ie conversion rates or number of visits) etc etc etc...

and this is just from the first 15 mins of using it.
I will go back to the old til they force the new, but I think they made a horrible mistake – along the lines of IE 7 – it is a lousy product! Only people who use analytics for cursory data will be ok with this – if you are a heavy user for a corporate or high trafficked site these changes are going to severely limit your business model. I think it is time to reconsider our options.

photoactive [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

What are your options, incidentally? What would you be more tempted by?

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

What a pleasure to use compared to the old Google Analytics (Urchin) interface.

Mambo [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

I agree, Philipp. The other one was complete overkill. It's good that they've given a date for switching over everybody, as well. Which, I presume, will be when the new interface comes out of beta.

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