Google Analytics Redesigned
If you haven’t heard of Google Analytics, it’s a free service offered by Google that gives you statistics about the visitors to your website. It’s been out for quite a while now but it has just received it’s first redesign since it launched back in November 2005. It’s been a long time coming but from the looks of it, it should be a lot more user friendly and easy to use. This is really great news as I found the previous design not so user friendly and a bit confusing. If you currently use GA, then over the next few days (or weeks) look out for an email from the GA team letting you know that the new design has been applied to your account.
While I have yet to get the opportunity to check out the new interface, a part of me is itching to see it and another part not so anxious. I’m itching to see it because of course it’s been redesigned and come on, who isn’t anxious when something is relaunched with a new design and also the fact that the same guys who worked on Measure Map had a hand in the whole thing. On the other hand, I’m partly not so anxious because for a personal site like mine, I never really had much use for most of the features GA offered. To me it seemed more geared towards businesses and not you’re average blogger and I get the feeling that despite the new look, it will still pretty much be more for businesses.
In case you didn’t know, I wrote an article a while back about Measure Map, both here and on Godbit. I loved it and think it suites my needs perfectly and I still use it to this day (in parallel with GA), however, when MM got acquired by Google, it seemed as if development of MM ceased as the MM team began to help work on GA (as we now see the fruits of their labour). I was a bit disappointed that MM was put on the back burner and I know others share my sentiments. I keep hoping that an update will be made soon and that I will hear they are back on track with development, but with each day that goes by that seems less likely. Some say MM is dead and that it’s now basically all under GA, but who knows since we haven’t heard anything official from the MM team.
In any case I patiently wait for my GA account to be switched over to the new design so I can give it a whirl and I also hope to get some word about what the future holds for MM.
Feel free to read up more about the new redesign of GA at the following websites:
- What I’ve been working on: The New Google Analytics by Jeffery Veen
- Google Analytics Is Re-Launched: Do These Five Things First In V2
- A whole new experience for Google Analytics
Peace and God bless.