Use Google Analytics and Get Screwed By Google

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WebProNews has a story about an AdWords advertiser using Google Site Stats only to find that Google was requesting customer feedback ON HIS SITE and FROM HIS CUSTOMERS. That is pretty arrogant, even for Google!

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This has been happening for sometime now hasnt it?

yes

that's just part of the conversion tracking script all AdWords advertisers have access to. You don't need Google Analytics. That text is present from the moment you add the conversion code...the person writing about just seeing it should try looking at their pages after they add code...

Come on people...

The link baiting headlines are out of control AND misleading since it's inaccurate, this is an AdWords conversion thing, not analytics.

Other conversion trackers do the same thing, this isn't news, move along now.

but Bill it got you to read

but Bill it got you to read ;) Mission acomplished.

The link baiting headlines are out of control, seconded

I couldn't agree more. I've been a reader here since the early days but am finding myself here less and less because of all the headlines that don't really reflect what's in the post. The title of this post is a great example.

It has been going on for

It has been going on for over a year...

Yea but

you can only mislead your readers for so long before they stop reading.

And if the readers are so

And if the readers are so naive, and can't see past their own nose...if they feel mislead from that title screw'em. They can read elsewhere.

If Google is going to collect feedback from customers of their paying advertisers why wouldn't they eventually be more intrusive with other forms of data collection? And isn't a conversion tracker an analytics product from Google? Or are we so stupid and sheeplike that we can only use the exact labels that Google gives us for everything?

What about Google adding the Google logo to AdSense ads? They are quite intrusive in nature.

titlebait aside

if you "made the conversion" what difference does it make to google? Obviously you found what you wanted and plunked down your credit card so what are they trying to enhance?

If you felt the "experience" was poor yet continued to give your credit card and complete your purchase should your opinion really count? Lastly let's not forget everyone has technical screwups now and again How Google Checkout Screwed up John Battelle's Order

>screw'em. They can read elsewhere.

and they will

I guess if using the right name

I guess if using the right name for the right product/service makes someone "stupid and sheeplike" I'll fit nicely in that catagory.

Change the motto

Less noise, more Linkbait

at least we were spared "Top

at least we were spared "Top 10 ways to get screwed by Google Analytics"

pfffft

I for one like Titlebait...

Even if I can't get my true and very interesting titlebait stories published here...

as long as it's clean for the rss feeds

I like the title-awareness that operates around here, what would you expect from keyword junkies? I've long thought we should do Ten Best Titles of the Year, and now would be a great time for this.

This has been in effect

This has been in effect since google adwords started offering free conversion tools.

Its helpful for users to read the terms of service before implenting web services.

Google + analytics = trouble

I've been wondering about something like this. Google is very good at giving things that seem/are very useful.

Gmail, analytics, etc. Why do they do this? Out of the goodness of their 'don't be evil' little hearts?

Why has Google been a huge pusher of Firefox? To taunt Billy Gates? Nah, it's better than that.

Every one of us knows that there is nothing free on the web. So, what's up?

Google has the inside track on the largest segment of the majority of click streams. At least from the search side of it. Add in all the info they gather from the 'free' Firefox extensions and addons and you have a huge amount of click data to xxxxxxx (put in your own use for the x's) with.

I've gotta get my Google filter for my tinfoil hat.

dink

My Original Post republished. Not Link Bait.

Actually when I wrote this post on my blog http://www.bizmord.com/Blog/archives/203 (it was taken by WebProNews) it was the first time I noticed this thing.

This was not written for the "link bait" purposes. In any way ... WebProNews got the links/coverage ... not my blog (the originator of this post). Boo hoo.

Anyway, we move on.

I don't feel screwed by the

I don't feel screwed by the linkbait title, fairly played. However this little bit of hypocracy irritates me:

And if the readers are so naive, and can't see past their own nose...if they feel mislead from that title screw'em. They can read elsewhere.

How about:

And if the [paying advertisers] are so naive, and can't see past their own nose...if they feel [unhappy with the feedback link] screw'em. They can [advertise] elsewhere.

I hope google don't have the same attitude as you there Aaron!

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