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Author Topic: Analytics data gathering - changes at Google Analytics  (Read 309 times)
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« on: May 22, 2023, 02:34:25 pm »

Google are retiring their old Google Analytics tags at the end of next month, and if I had done nothing. many of our stats would have ceased to be available from 1st July.  So I have been replacing "Universal" tags with "G4" tags in our pages and hope to see new data gathering on stream in the next 24 hours. 

Hopefully I can make the mods without (too m)any broken page notices, and with limited data loss. However, the simple and well know set up system (well known to me, anyway) system appears replaced by an awesome set of facilities allowing me to do things like help Google place the right adverts in our site (! we don't ...) etc so there may be glitches and loss of stats data as we switch.  It will certainly (has already) impacted the May headline numbers.   

One of the big problems is that one wants both:
a) An unchanging interface to give long term comparison
b) A changing interface that allows advantage to be taken of technical's advanced.
Not a problem unique to Google - we have to do our best to compromise with the tools we have

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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2023, 01:26:05 pm »

From my post around 2 p.m.yesterday until midnight, there were 170 different visitors to the Coffee Shop (first 10 hours of the new data collection) of whom 168 were from the UK (United Kingdom), 1 from the USA and 1 from Pakistan.  Total "events" - URL requests logged - 3,300.  Data gathering has restarted  Grin

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