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Google Analytics is Not Free

Discussion in 'Google' started by checkrankings, Dec 17, 2007.

  1. #1
    Hello I would like to know is it just me or do any of you wonder why google analytics is free. I personally feel that they are comparing our data and using us to get data from msn and yahoo for free.

    Do any of you guys feel the same.

    Also There must be over 100,000 thousand users, and Google compares all this data to make themselves stronger. I don't have real proof, but all of there major services are at a cost.

    Google is in the business of making money, so your data is the cost of using the service.
     
    checkrankings, Dec 17, 2007 IP
  2. fatinfo guy

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    This is obvious. The data that is collected through Google Analytics is worth a lot more than you think. Google will leverage this information and price out paid campaigns. Use it only if your sites are 100% pure natural search otherwise you are providing too much information if you give them an idea of how much your conversions are worth.
     
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    #3
    Google's original purpose for Analytics was primarily to help AdWords advertisers create more efficient advertising campaigns, pushing up the amount they can spend on advertising, making Google more money. Google, like any company should, is as you say in the business of making money - their existing monetization strategy for Analytics is boosting AdWords IMHO.
     
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    Have to admit. These Googs are smart. I have a love hate relationship for them.
     
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    Don't we all my friend.

    will.
     
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    #6
    If you already have google adsense on all your pages then Google can and does already have the same data as google analytics(just not for your usages).
     
    l3vi, Dec 17, 2007 IP
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    So if im an adwords advertiser it's probably a better idea to remove analytics, im thinking im to small a person for google to even notice. We play with pennies, if google finds out how many pennies im making, i guess its no big deal.
     
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    igme Banned

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    #8
    Have to Accept that everything is not free in this world.
     
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    Maybe Google Analytics is free for you, I have to spend $30.00 a month min in adwords to keep my account active, got to love when you get 20,000,000+ pageviews a month :D
     
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    I'm sure you're hurting for that 30 bucks lol

     
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    Considering it's $30 per website its not a small amount per month ;)
     
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    #12
    We have to admit google has been very useful to us than any other tool of other search engine.
     
    Hersheys, Dec 17, 2007 IP
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    Having tried a whole range of other statistic programs, I have to say that Analytics is without doubt the best I have come across. I also use statcounter, which I think provide a great service, but the whole way Analytics is laid and works makes it the tops for me.

    If you are worried about Google using your data, you can find a whole other range of free statistics programs on the net. Just don't expect the same depth of information from them though.

    Alex
     
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    Analytics was Urchin on Demand and priced 495 usd/month now it is free at least you don't pay as money , this is normal imo.You can cancel your account and stop using it there are a lot of good alternatives.
     
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    I like Analytics very much and I've never thought about this but seems possible.
     
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    We use firestats, we don't want google collecting all our data.

    After all, google is just a massive data mining operation ;) live in fear
     
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    #18
    this is true, the data is worth billions of dollars
     
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    Bad news for me ! Im using it. hu hu
     
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    checkrankings

    we have paid $79.95 to be listed on related categories on your site

    http://www.excellentguide.com

    it's been 2.5 months we have been emailing you with no reply

    can you please reply atleast?

    I have sent you an email.
     
    scotty, Dec 19, 2007 IP