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How Often Does Google Analytics Update Traffic?

Discussion in 'Google' started by ben_polska, Jun 18, 2007.

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    does anyone know?
    SEMrush
    i assume its not real time but instead delayed a couple hours or something. anyone know?
     
    ben_polska, Jun 18, 2007 IP
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  2. grg

    grg Guest

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    It depends. hourly stats are a few hours late (one, two or three). Daily stats you have updated once a day, obviously :)
     
    grg, Jun 18, 2007 IP
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    I agree with grg. I find that the stats are 1-3 hours behind but never more than 3 hours. I wonder if it also depends on the amount of traffic your site gets because I noticed that as the popularity of one of my sites increased over time, the stats were updated more often with a 1 hour lag than the 3 hours that was at first.
     
    trafficnotice, Jun 18, 2007 IP
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    Good note TrafficNotice....

    Mine seem to get updated only once a day. However, some of my sites don't see near the traffic that some people here get.

    What does yours get... thousands?
     
    MrStitch, Jun 18, 2007 IP
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    trafficnotice Peon

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    I have one site tracked with Google analytics that gets about 500 uniques / day. It has grown to that from less than 10 / day in about 10 months.
     
    trafficnotice, Jun 18, 2007 IP
  6. trichnosis

    trichnosis Prominent Member

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    it's not showing the real time date. it's coming from the behind but not one day behind
     
    trichnosis, Jun 18, 2007 IP
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    dhruv37 Well-Known Member

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    #7
    Google analytics stats delay around 3 hours.
     
    dhruv37, Jun 18, 2007 IP
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    ben_polska Peon

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    #8
    i figured out today that my traffic is about 3-4 hours behind.
     
    ben_polska, Jun 18, 2007 IP
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    Firegirl Peon

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    My analytics stats usually update about every 4 hours. I check mine once in the morning, around lunch, and maybe a couple of times at night.
     
    Firegirl, Jun 18, 2007 IP
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    Tearabite Prominent Member

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    #10
    Mine used to be exactly 3 hours behind.. then, about a month or so ago it moved up to almost exactly 2 hours behind..

    One or two times per month there will be a giant delay of 12-24 hours - but other than that i'm on a consistent 2-hour delay..
     
    Tearabite, Jun 18, 2007 IP
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    ben_polska Peon

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    #11
    so as long as analytics is free why do people pay for services else where with the same features?
     
    ben_polska, Jun 19, 2007 IP
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    jumong79 Banned

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    But mine is 2-3 hours, is statcounter update every minute?
     
    jumong79, Jun 19, 2007 IP
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    magda Notable Member

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    #13
    statcounter's in real time
     
    magda, Jun 19, 2007 IP
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    #14
    You don't need real time data with Google Analytics..it's not a tracker...it's an analyzer to track trends in your traffic.

    You should be using a tracker along with Google Analytics to give you data such as the last 100 referrals, visitors, etc.

    I check my Google Analytics once a week..every Monday, but use my trackers daily.
     
    dizzy, Jun 20, 2007 IP
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    Can someone suggest some free trackers to me please?
    Although it's already 27th March here already, it doesn;t appear in google analytics, and 26th march appeared in the data only at about 12:45 pm today. why this delay? I m not happy with this - i was hoping for something more real-time...
     
    marulu, Mar 27, 2008 IP
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    #16
    One of the best trackers to use is awstats. Highly recommended.

    Best,
    Sam
     
    scabal70, Mar 27, 2008 IP
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    #17
    I just signed up with GA and now its been more than 26 hours since I put the code on. I think I found a mistake in the code after about 12 hours. How long do I have to wait? After the initial 24 hours, if I found a problem and fixed it, then should it only take 3 hours max?
     
    PeterW, Nov 13, 2008 IP
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    #18
    I feel that it takes less than three hours regarding updation of Google Analytics

    Regards,
    Sonarish
     
    sonarish, Nov 14, 2008 IP
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    warnesey333 Peon

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    #19
    Was just about to ask the same question - thanks everyone for the replies.

    Helped me out a lot.
     
    warnesey333, Aug 27, 2009 IP
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    #20
    You can rely on the data being 24 hours behind. They actually update more frequently than that from what I've seen. Usually you can get data that is around 3 - 4 hours old, but that is not reliable. This is why by default the date selection only includes through yesterday. You can select to get today's data, but it can't be guaranteed accurate or timely.
     
    zarades, Oct 31, 2009 IP