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How often do the stats update?

Discussion in 'Google Analytics' started by andrej, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. #1
    I wonder how often do the Analytics stats update? Once in 24 hours? Or is it instant?
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    andrej, Dec 16, 2010 IP
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  2. sstoney200

    sstoney200 Greenhorn

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    Hey andrej, no it's not instant, it updates at Midnight UK time! Well that's when mine updates! Hope that helps you! ;)
     
    sstoney200, Dec 16, 2010 IP
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    mephisto Active Member

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    #3
    Last time I checked there was a delay of a couple of hours between a visit occurring and it being reported in GA. It's not instantaneous, but you don't have to wait too long either.
     
    mephisto, Dec 16, 2010 IP
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    sstoney200 Greenhorn

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    Oh right well mine update only once per day! In two minutes to be exact :)
     
    sstoney200, Dec 16, 2010 IP
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    mephisto Active Member

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    So at midday tomorrow, if you set your date period to be just the current day (i.e. 17/12/2010) you won't see any visitors? The default date period is the last 30 days to yesterday - but you can change that to look at stats for the current day.
     
    mephisto, Dec 16, 2010 IP
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    sstoney200 Greenhorn

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    How do I change the date period? I didn't know this was an option! Cheers for your words of wisdom!
     
    sstoney200, Dec 16, 2010 IP
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    Grimm Peon

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    Once in 24 hours, well, that is what I get.
     
    Grimm, Dec 17, 2010 IP
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    mephisto Active Member

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    Click on the date range and a calendar popup will display. Then select today's date for from and to. I've attached an image showing you how.

    changing-date-period.jpg
     
    mephisto, Dec 17, 2010 IP
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    mephisto Active Member

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    Different users of GA don't get different functionality. If you change the date period you are viewing stats for to today, you'll see results for today that are maybe a few hours old.
     
    mephisto, Dec 17, 2010 IP
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    mediaprom Member

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    I think that google analyitics refresh every hour, if you want to look for todays day you must to choose from graph to see only analyitics on one day and choose date...I hope i help a little bit.
     
    mediaprom, Dec 17, 2010 IP
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    Makesense Peon

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    Its not every hour!

    It is once every 24 hours and if you put your time zone in it will be at midnight.
     
    Makesense, Dec 17, 2010 IP
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    sstoney200 Greenhorn

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    #12
    Hey, thanks for going to the trouble of making a pic! ;) But I don't think this will change how regular my stats update.
     
    sstoney200, Dec 17, 2010 IP
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    mediaprom Member

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    If i look last day in google analyitics, i have updates every hour:confused:
     
    mediaprom, Dec 17, 2010 IP
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    zhouleiaill Peon

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    Yes, everyday it will have a update.
     
    zhouleiaill, Dec 18, 2010 IP
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    No, but it will demonstrate that the stats do update regularly during the day and not at midnight, as others have claimed. :)

    Check the current day's traffic at midday and then check again at tea time. Assuming you've received traffic in between those times, the number of visitors reported will have increased. That shows that you don't have to wait til midnight for your stats to update.
     
    mephisto, Dec 19, 2010 IP
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    kinah Guest

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    It is once every 24 hours and if you put your time zone in it will be at midnight.
     
    kinah, Dec 21, 2010 IP
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    #17
    Oh really? Then how did my stats update from 756 visits at 12:05...
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    ...to 766 visits at 12:13...

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    ... to 780 at 12:20?

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    Did I magically have 3 midnights in the space of 20 minutes? But rather than take my word for it, test it for yourself.
     
    mephisto, Dec 22, 2010 IP
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    sstoney200 Greenhorn

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    I guess that proves it is possible! lol it don't happen with mine tho! Lame BIG G!
     
    sstoney200, Dec 22, 2010 IP
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    t2000q Prominent Member Premium Member

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    #19
    why the need for hourly updates? isnt once per day suffcient enough?
     
    t2000q, Dec 22, 2010 IP
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    sstoney200 Greenhorn

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    haha you've a valid point!
     
    sstoney200, Dec 22, 2010 IP