Google Analytics New Version

From: <analytics-support_at_google.com>
Date: Wed, 16 May 2007 15:31:09 -0700

Hello from Google Analytics,

We are happy to announce the release of a new version of the
Google Analytics reporting interface. Since you are an existing
user, you will automatically be upgraded - there is no action
required on your part. To access this new version click the "View
Reports" link next to any profile in your account by logging in at
http://www.google.com/analytics.

For a smooth transition, we've listed some helpful resources and
notes below. Also, you will still be able to access your old
reporting interface for at least a month by clicking "Previous
Interface" below the "View Reports" link for any profile in your
account. Other than a few improvements detailed in the version
notes below, your data and configuration settings remain
unaffected by your choice of interface and your data continues to
be tracked in the same way as it was prior to this redesign.

*What is new?* In the new version, your reports have been
redesigned for clarity, greater visibility of important metrics,
and ease of use. Here are just a few of the features you'll
notice:

        - Email and export reports: Schedule or send ad-hoc
          personalized report emails and export reports in PDF format.

        - Custom Dashboard: No more digging through reports. Put all
          the information you need on a custom dashboard that you can
          email to others.

        - Trend and Over-time Graph: Compare time periods and select
          date ranges without losing sight of long term trends.

        - Contextual help tips: Context sensitive Help and Conversion
          University tips are available from every report.

The new interface has everything the previous interface had and
more. In addition, links within reports make it easier to navigate
related information and explore your data.

The following resources are available to help you get the most
from the new Google Analytics interface:

        - Report Finder Tool: will help you see where data from the
          previous interface is located within the new version (it is
          also linked to from within your reports on the left
          navigation menu):
          http://www.google.com/support/googleanalytics/bin/static.py?page=v1v2map.cs

        - Product tour:
          http://services.google.com/analytics/tour/index_en-US.html

        - FAQs for more details about the new version:
          http://www.google.com/support/googleanalytics/bin/static.py?page=FAQ.cs

        - Help Center: includes articles related to the new version:
          http://www.google.com/support/googleanalytics/

        - Support: if you encounter any issues with the new version
          that you can't resolve with the help center, you can contact
          our support team through the Contact Us link at the bottom of
          the help center web page, or receive higher-touch support
          through a Google Analytics Authorized Consultant. Find one
          here:
          http://www.google.com/analytics/support_partner_provided.html

        - Analytics Help Forum: If you would like to discuss the new
          version or get tips from experienced users, please visit the
          Analytics Help Forum in English within Google Groups at:
          http://groups.google.com/group/analytics-help

A few notes about the new version:

        - The new version works best with Flash 7 or higher. Most
          browsers have this installed already, if yours does not,
          please download it at Adobe.com <http://www.adobe.com/>.

        - Google Analytics now uses the same geo-data source as
          AdWords, therefore, map and geo-location report results may
          vary slightly between the previous interface and the new
          interface. For those of you with filters designed for
          geo-data, you may want to verify the results and edit if
          necessary.

        - Limiting the Available Reports for a profile by specifying
          which Report Dashboards and Report Categories are available
          has been removed from the product in favor of the new
          customizable Google Analytics dashboard. If you would like to
          limit the availability of data within a certain profile for
          certain users, we recommend removing those users from the
          profile and instead scheduling an email to deliver data to
          them.

We hope you find the new version even more useful and thank you
for using Google Analytics!
Received on Fri Sep 14 2007 - 10:56:00 BST

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