My musings on the economy, life, technology, business and things I find interesting.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

How to see Real Time Google Analytics

Although this is a pretty simple fix, it was one that helped me out.  By default Google shows you a rolling month window up until yesterday, to the casual observer it looks like you'll have to wait in order to see today's stats.

Not so cheerio, simply bring up the date picker and choose the current date and enjoy all the real-time google analytics chart porn your heart desires.  Just remember looking at traffic is a lot like planning how you're going to study for the exam that's tomorrow afternoon - it's basically a time waster.

Notice how by default Google wants to hide today's date from us:











Since launching www.snapsort.com I've become aGoogle Analytics junkie, hoping to have some fun with Google Optimizer in the short future.

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