Monday, July 30, 2007

If Google says no one came here, then no one came here. Google knows all.

On Sunday, I checked my Google Analytics account to see the success (or lack thereof) of the July Project (truncated) and found that exactly zero visitors had come to mrontemp that day.

Andy Beal was curious about the same thing:

If you’ve not seen updated reports from Google Analytics since sometime on Saturday, please leave a comment. A few people are reporting the same and I’ve dropped an email to the GA team to see what’s up.

Andy subsequently updated his post after reading this from Google.

Google Analytics users,

There is a temporary reporting delay within Google Analytics accounts. For most accounts, reporting is current through this past Saturday night. Please note that no data will be lost - data will continue to be collected and processed during this time.

We are in the process of fully updating your Google Analytics account data and will display it within your reports as soon as possible. Please note, you are still able to log in to your accounts and access all the data through Saturday. We will update this blog when reporting is fully restored.

It's a little disconcerting that it took Google until Monday to report the problem. However, this delay in acknowledging a bug isn't all that unusual in the software industry.

And, after all, I'm getting Google Analytics for free. I guess I get what I pay for.


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