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- 1 Does not have "advertising".
- 2 Unrelated See-Also Section
- 3 Seeking feedback on Google Groups article
- 4 Business Use
- 5 Google Analytics & Privacy
- 6 Is AdWords required?
- 7 Google Analytics and Privacy 2
- 8 Google Analytics and Privacy 3
- 9 Mobile Analytics
- 10 Bugs and lack of support
- 11 Campaign Tracking and Tagging
- 12 Link Spam?
- 13 Limitations
- 14 Visibility
- 16 Contradicting Information
- 17 Recent news
- 18 Recent news
Does not have "advertising".
I see no advertising on the main page; the page merely explains how Google Analytics works. However, there is at present a header that complains about advertising. I have no connection with Google. (2009-07-07, 19:25 PDT) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Futurepower(R) (talk • contribs) 02:30, 8 July 2009 (UTC)
I don't think the links in the See Also section should be there: "Google and privacy issues", "Criticism of Google" —Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 10:56, 22 September 2007 (UTC)
Seeking feedback on Google Groups article
Hello. I wrote an article about a related topic, Google Groups. As a new Wikipedia writer, I would appreciate any feedback on my article. Please help me by posting your feedback at the Wikipedia:Article Feedback Desk. If you wrote an article and are seeking feedback on it, please post your article at the Article Feedback Desk as well. If you could suggest better ways for me to seek feedback on my article, do leave a note at my talk page. --J.L.W.S. The Special One 13:14, 3 April 2006 (UTC)
Is GA free for anyone to use? Even corporations/businesses? --188.8.131.52 16:28, 2 January 2007 (UTC)
Yes - free, whether you are an advertiser with Google or not and free even if you do not wish to do any other business with Google - B Clifton, former Head of Web Analytics EMEA, Google —Preceding unsigned comment added by Bclifton (talk • contribs) 15:10, 21 June 2008 (UTC)
Google Analytics & Privacy
A quick search on 'google analytics and privacy' bought up many articles related to Google Analytics & Privacy. Could these sort of issues be listed maybe under a 'privacy concerns' section of the article. Currently this article looks like some sort of tidy corporate ad! --184.108.40.206 (talk) 02:32, 15 April 2008 (UTC)
Is AdWords required?
Google's use of the word 'free' maybe deceptive if Adwords, which is a pay-for service, is required.
"2. FEES AND SERVICES . Subject to Section 15 herein, the Service is provided without charge to You for up to 5 million pageviews per month per account, and if You have an active Adwords campaign in good standing, the Service is provided without charge to You without a pageview limitation." —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 01:33, 13 June 2008 (UTC)
Google Analytics and Privacy 2
(First off: I don't know how to append this to the other comment to the privacy, but someone should do it...)
This article definetly needs the "This article is written like an advertisment"-tag, since it simply IS an advertsiment, without any criticism whatsover. But, Google-Analytics is a highly dubious feature, which is implemented on many blog websites without consent of the blogger and without any benefit for the blogger. Furthermore, it is an absolute privacy nightmare, because a lot of personal information is collected (Just do a google search for "google analytics privacy" - starting at about search result 15, you will find negative reviews exclusively) I think this needs to be included in the article somehow... if noone is going to do that, I will, but I would prefer someone else to do that since my English is not the best (although probably sufficient for a small section), and I don't know how to add the advertisement-tag either. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 15:36, 14 July 2008 (UTC)
Google Analytics and Privacy 3
(I don't know how to append comments either...)
WRT privacy, although there are many articles about Google, Google Analytics and privacy, a great deal of it is misinformed information and not relevant (and certainly shouldn't be perpetuated here). For example, it is against the Google Analytics ToS to collect personal identifiable information on web site visitors - see for example section 7 of http://www.google.com/analytics/tos.html. All data reports are at the anonymous and agreegate level. In fact that is an important distinction of GA versus many of its competitors.
I understand the concerns of privacy and Google and that is an important debate. However I do not feel this particular page is the correct place to have that debate, which should be about the history and facts of the tool/service. Bclifton (talk) 00:01, 31 August 2008 (UTC)
Bugs and lack of support
The page states: "Google offers no mechanism to report bugs or support." I must say that there (now) are support options, such as a bug list and a contact form. I suggest that this paragraph is removed, it seems outdated. JorritSchippers (talk) 13:15, 6 November 2008 (UTC)
Campaign Tracking and Tagging
I noticed the article doesn't talk about tracking parameters much. Like all web analytics programs, Google Analytics requires good data to come *in* for the data that comes out to be actionable. This is especially true for marketing campaigns. I wrote this article on campaign tagging that covers the basics - campaign tagging with Google Analytics Digitalalex (talk) 23:32, 27 December 2008 (UTC)digitalalex
It appears that most links are added as a means to advertise websites. I suggest replacing as many of them as possible with links to information on Google's website. Please review all links.
Hi. It seems the current version of the article addresses your concerns, however only in a qualitative way. It would be very interesting to know how much the results are typically biased by users not using necessary technologies (js, cookies...). 0.1%? 10%? 22.214.171.124 (talk) 20:41, 24 May 2012 (UTC)
The article does not say if a website using the services of Google Analytics, automatically displays on its page to its customer/visitor that his/her visit is being registered. Politis (talk) 09:26, 26 April 2010 (UTC)
- I think this goes for any analytics software. If this is an issue, it should be stated on the terms and conditions of the website. The analytics software has no involvement in this. Talktrue (talk) 19:37, 20 September 2010 (UTC)
- In the summary
- It is the most widely used website statistics service, currently in use at around 57% of the 10,000 most popular websites.
- In Google Analytics#High Profile Sites using Google Analytics
- Google Analytics is used at 3813, or 38.13%, of the 10,000 most popular websites (as ranked by Alexa Internet) ordered by popularity, as reported by BackendBattles.com
Hi, it seems that Google Analytics now don't receive information about which keywords were used by clients who visited their websites through Google Search (source). Can you add the information?
Hi, it seems that Google Analytics now don't receive information about which keywords were used by clients who visited their websites through Google Search (source). Can you add the information? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 18:54, 26 December 2013 (UTC)