Tuesday, April 17, 2007

some secret Google function

Today I diabled some certificates of my Firefox to remove some virus from the computer; so my laptop will not automatically go to certified websites, and have to ask for my permission anytime. Then accidentally, I found I have to go to *.google-analytics.com all the time either when I access to Gmail.com or blogger.com. I tried this website, but seems doesn't open to the public. what kind of this websites should be, and what is its analysis?

Anyone having idea?

4 comments:

Marc van der Chijs said...

Google Analytics is a tool to analyze your traffic. You can put a script on your blog to analyze this yourself for example. Many websites use it, and it's supposed to be one of the most objective trackers. I use it on a lot of my sites, also commercial ones. Nothing secret, did you do a search on Google Analytics before posting this?

Amy or koala said...

Hi, Marc, thanks for the tip. Frankly speaking, I should have searched myself. It seems a good tool to analyze the traffic. But my question is why you will be directed to Google Analytics when accessing Gmail, too?

Marc van der Chijs said...

I think Google is also measuring its own traffic with the tool, and might measure how often you (as an individual user) use their services. Just a guess.

marcel ekkel said...

They recently upgraded the tool, It provides all kinds of interesting information. Where do people come from, how did they get to your site, how long do they stay etc.