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What Kind of Websites Use Google Analytics?

Posted on the 25 June 2012 by Ankit Prakash @ankitpr89

Recently, eConsultancy released a new report titled Online measurement and strategy 2012 ( pdf).

The report has over 84 pages and has over 700 survey respondents answering questions about their web analytics and usage on internet. Well, the respondents are primarily from UK (very few from Germany and US).

Coming down to Section 6 in particular talks about Google Analytics (GA). In 2009, 23% of companies used Google analytics exclusively. Today that number is 47%. 40% use GA in combination with other tools. Only 14% dont use GA.

Which means close to 90% of survey respondents have GA.

What are they using it for? Primarily for web reporting, and over 50% use it daily!

I myself tried figyre this out in detail and hit builtwith.com from where I found there are 1.6 Million (2011) internet domains in India. Of them 800k are active web properties.

I ran a script to test the top 10K website from India and 63% of them had Google analytics. The top 3 types of websites by category include Media and Blogs (includes news sites), followed by personal (individual) website and then by eCommerce sites.

You can get latest data on Google Analytics Usage Statistics and Websites using Google Analytics.

A post by Pauline Darley.


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