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Google Analytics slowing down a forum?

Discussion in 'Google Analytics' started by minstrel, Apr 6, 2006.

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    I finally got around to adding the script for Google Analytics to a couple of sites last night. This morning, my forum was crawling like a slug (not just for me but for other forum members as well). I checked out the possibility of database issues, etc., and found nothing. Then i remembered the Analytics code I added last night and removed it. Now the forum is back to normal.

    Coincidence? Possibly - it may have been my server or any number of things. But it's odd that the sluggishness started after adding Analytics and ended after removing it.
    SEMrush
    Anyone else notice anything like this with Analytics?
     
    minstrel, Apr 6, 2006 IP
    SEMrush
  2. jackburton2006

    jackburton2006 Peon

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    Hmm, put the codes in about two days ago, at the bottom just before the </body> tag as they advised, and didn't see any slowdowns myself. Anyone else?
     
    jackburton2006, Apr 6, 2006 IP
  3. minstrel

    minstrel Illustrious Member

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    That's where I had it too, by the way.
     
    minstrel, Apr 6, 2006 IP
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    max pain Peon

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    Nope I didnt see any slowdowns on a couple of website I monitor as well. Minstrel its seems to be a case of coincidence .. you can try it on some other website just to check out if it really slows things down there too.
     
    max pain, Apr 6, 2006 IP
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    Hon Daddy Dad Peon

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    Maybe Minstrel's site gets a lot more traffic.
     
    Hon Daddy Dad, Apr 6, 2006 IP
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    Hemanth Active Member

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    Me too oberved the Query to Google-analytics site slows down sites a bit. It'll not be visible in a broadband. But in dialup or ISDN it's clear, just like clicksor ads :)
     
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    max pain Peon

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    Some of the websites I monitor too get a lot of traffic so that aint an issue with analytics
     
    max pain, Apr 6, 2006 IP
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    minstrel Illustrious Member

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    It's an extra call off-site for each page load so it stands to reason it will exact a bit of a speed penalty. I wasn't expecting anything that dramatic, though... hence, the question.
     
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    max pain Peon

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    minstrel Illustrious Member

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    Thanks, Max. Interesting.
     
    minstrel, Apr 6, 2006 IP
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    BamaStangGuy Notable Member

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    I have not experienced anything on my side.

    How is your server load when the slowness occurs? Could have been a time when network issues were present on the datacenter your server is on.
     
    BamaStangGuy, Apr 6, 2006 IP
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #12
    I haven't noticed any slowdown here.
     
    digitalpoint, Apr 6, 2006 IP
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    Hey, I am using the codes in between <head> and </head> tags. Did someting change recently?
     
    medusa, Apr 10, 2006 IP
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    jetbrains Well-Known Member

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    Hmm, put the codes in about one week ago, and didn't see any slowdowns myself. Anyone else?
     
    jetbrains, Apr 12, 2006 IP
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    Bonsai_Ryan Peon

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    Just got the invite and put it in on my vbulletin forum last week, I haven't noticed anything different. I'll have to hunt down someone with dial-up access and check that.
     
    Bonsai_Ryan, Apr 19, 2006 IP
  16. Mong

    Mong ↓↘→ horsePower

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    I use it on phpBB and everything is fine :)
     
    Mong, Apr 19, 2006 IP