• http://scottj.info/ Scott Johnson

    The screenshots look great! Google Analytics has honestly been kind of boring to me lately. Sure, it’s a powerful tool, but its interface just sucked. I hope my account is upgraded soon.

  • exposureTim

    It’s about time – I expect some changes two years ago when they bought Urchin. Emailed reports and more intrinsic navigation are far overdue. What about an API?

  • http://gwhiz.wordpress.com/ geraldb28

    Veen’s done a great job on the overhaul. And, seriously, who can fault Google for upgrading this FREE analytics tool!? They’ve done a great job from looking at the Flash demo (or whatever it was).

    And like Tim (above) as an Urchin customer… I wish they’d take care of us poor PAYING slobs :)

  • http://www.zubrag.com freelancer

    New design looks a little childish, less convenient, and a little confusing. Maybe it is so because I get used to old Google Analytics.

  • http://prbc.com prbc

    I got this turned on last night and have spent a few hours with it. One word – awesome. Goal Conversion tabs just about everywhere, save any report to the dashboard with one click. Drag and drop to customize the dashboard. A button to email slick PDF’s on every page. Keyword Position report is fantastic – a list of keywords on the left, on the right a visual representation of ads 1-3 on top, 1-10 on the right. You can choose to view conversions, pages/visit, etc.

    It’s hard to imagine, but the great divide between Google and MSN and Yahoo is getting even greater.

  • schachin

    from Veen’s blog and I could not agree with it more.. it is a mess for anyone who needs real ecommerce statistics…

    ” To Matt the one who posted about ecommerce – I am betting that it is people like us with ecommerce sites (and the ones most in need of the analytics for monetary decisions) are the ones who are really finding this site deficient- all the “wow its so cool and shiny” people are not trying to view visits, bounce, page view and conversion rates all on the same table (which you cannot get to anymore), or bulk export 10’s of thousands of lines of information in a report, or who need to use network location for cross reference or who need hrly reports to make informed decisions, or who need to see country data instantly not 5 clicks down, or who need keyword and landing page data cross referenced or who are going to create so many dashboards that they will spend all day scrolling because the architecture is so poorly designed for us.. nope shiny happy bloggers, small site owners and the rest are going to determine the nightmare for the rest of us.. I physically get an ill feeling in my stomach every time i try to just locate the simplest of datum.. nope seems that google decided the webmaster/ecommerce director was unimportant..

    so cheers to all of you who find the lack of comprehensive data so appealing – I love to hunt and peck for everything and then screen shoting it so i can review it together.. or even better making another oversized graphic for my home page that is still not comprehensive for my needs..

    for me it just means more work and that makes me angry — and as an angry customer whose company spends more than a million a year in ad buy from Google….you think it would matter but it doesn’t from what i have read here.. so yay for the user who does not really need it — so glad it impresses you with it shiny oversized graphics, browser issues and lack of proper functionality for people who actually spend money on google … the 12th graders here need a product that is not geared to the kindergarten class.. but thanks to Google we are now writing on wide ruled construction paper with colored crayon – yay i am so happy about it I could just scream….”