Google Analytics data has gone wonky

In case you have your reports delivered by e-mail, you may like to know Google is currently saying the following: System Message: Analytics Processing Delay from April 30th to May 5th Google Analytics experienced a data processing error from April 30th to May 5th. Almost all of the data has been recovered and is currently being reprocessed. The recovered data will be reflected in your reports within a few days. Please note that a small percentage of data, particularly in the area of e-commerce reporting, was not recoverable from those dates. We sincerely apologize for this processing issue and are...

Three ways to measure traffic

With the welcome news last week that FeedBurner PRO stats are free, I was asked what else I use stats-wise on Dangerous Thinking. Inevitably, this blog gets used as a testbed for all sorts of stuff, but here’s the current state of play. Google Analytics gets added to just about any site I’m involved with, so that’s a given. The third, which I’m enjoying using on a day-to-day basis is Clicky [Disclosure: this is an affiliate link], which unlike Google Analytics, gives up-to-the-minute stats. Clicky’s presentation is clean, almost spare, so it’s easy to get an immediate feel for what’s...