HAYCORN — 9 March 2006

Google analytics

What’s up with Google analytics at the moment? Any page that links their stat-collecting urchin.js takes forever to load (example). I’ve ripped out this code from all the pages on Beebo (I’m currently pointing to “/urchin.js”, which redirects to a local file; I’ll switch it back once Analytics is working again), but this is really annoying. And also … I don’t like Google Analytics all that much–it doesn’t seem to be collecting the data I want, and the data is does collect is really badly organised. Is there any stats package that produces nice page- and directory-level statistics, and that works well with external and internal referrers? I had some stats code that did pretty much this, but then I lost interest in stats for about four years during which time it stopped working. Are there any measure map screenshots floating around? Should I wait for that? (I’m not that impressed by Mint.)