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Google Analytics restricts new sign-ups

After Google started offering its Google Analytics service for free early last week, so many people signed up that even Google, who has thousands of servers, was caught off-guard.

Today they’ve emailed everyone this special notice:

Hello Google Analytics User,

This is a quick update to address some issues you may be seeing in your Google Analytics account and what we’re doing to respond.

First, due to extremely high demand, we’ve temporarily limited the number of new signups as we increase capacity. This allows us to focus on our primary objective–to provide a great user
experience for our existing users.

Next, here is current information on the most common questions we’re receiving:

  1. The ‘Check Status’ button is being reworked to check for properly installed tracking code. This should be fixed by the end of November.
  2. The ‘+Add Profile’ link has been temporarily removed until we increase capacity. We’ll alert all current users when the feature is restored.
  3. While we increase capacity, you may see longer than normal delays in data showing up in your reports. All data continues to be collected and no data has been lost.

For additional help with your Google Analytics account, we encourage you to browse or search our online Help Center at

Thanks for your patience as we improve Google Analytics and add resources to ensure a high-quality service.


The Google Analytics Team

It’s about time they informed everyone what was going on. Something like this should have been sent out last week.


November 24, 2005 - Posted by | Google, Google Analytics,


  1. I posed the question on my blog – is it possible to use google analytics with a blog? Can you tell me how you configure it – I’m all signed up and ready to go!

    Thanks Michael

    Comment by stealbelow | January 5, 2006

  2. No, you can’t use Google Analytics with a blog. Didn’t you notice somebody was already running it on your site?

    Comment by Michael Hampton | January 5, 2006

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