Considering Google’s massive psychological presence in the blogosphere, most of you have probably heard about the launch of Google Analytics earlier this week, a comprehensive website statistics tool previously known as Urchin. Google acquired the original software makers, enhanced it to work seamlessly with their AdWords program and is now offering it completely free of charge, in contrast to its old $199/month pricetag. They’ve done this several times before, bringing us excellent free tools such as Google Earth (previously Keyhole) and Picasa.
The one thing all three have in common is a strong reliability on AJAX. The new generation of web applications really does look sexy.
Anyways, to get to the point of this post, there’s a nice little round-up of the three tools in Mark Boulton’s journal.