Real-Time Google Analytics

We’ve been giving the new Real-Time version of Google Analytics a test run for the past few weeks.¬†Before the new version, as announced on the¬†Google Analytics Blog, users had to wait 24 hours to get their analytics data, unless they went for one of the many paid real-time analytics services instead.

We can’t quite remember what life was like without it. Now it’s possible to check in real-time that everything is working when we’re setting up analytics on a site. You could do what we’ve done and set up a dedicated monitor in the corner to display analytics for your site, but then you’d never get any work done!