I have been using sitemeter’s free and premium site tracking service for years.
Recently I decided to take a look at Google’s site-tracking script, Google Analytics (Urchin).
While I had no problems with sitemeter, I love my free Gmail so much — I thought it only common sense to at least take a look at what Google had to offer in other areas.
For those of you who don’t know me…I HATED split-testing and tracking my websites. Now, I am like a junky. I can’t wait to see those new stats. Can’t wait to see what marketing tactics are working and which ones aren’t.
Google’s tool had a really cool interface. Much easier to navigate than sitemeter’s — but you know what? Google is still “gathering data” on my site. It says that I installed the code correctly but still…no data. Still – just gathering.
I’ll give Google one more try, just so I can at least see how it works in comparison with sitemeter…but if I can’t get it to work — then why am I working so hard to try it?