So, I signed up for Google Analytics yesterday. Google Analytics is basically Urchin, but it’s free. Urchin was bought by Google a year ago or so, I’m not exactly sure. We were looking into using Urchin for our sites at work. Google is now offering Urchin for free under the name “Google Analytics”.
I’ve been waiting nearly 24 hours now and still no data is showing up for the sites I installed the code on. Hopefully Google set aside a server or network for current paying Urchin customers. Although it appears they didn’t as some paying Urchin customers are upset. Google Analytics performance yesterday was piss poor, probably due to the huge influx of traffic after the service announcement showed up on Slashdot.
Some others are still waiting on data to show up for their sites too. Luckily I just got Mint, so I’m not totally in the dark. I’ll give it a few more days. If there’s still no data by Thursday evening I’ll stop checking. Google Analytics says it’s still “waiting for data.”