Little bit of background:
- I was researching on the limitations of Google Analytics
- After reading the Limitations, I wanted to know – How many websites in USA exceed the limitations of Google Analytics?
So Here’s the Short Answer:
Only 108 sites exceed this limitation
(as of today)
And Here’s the long answer:
Limitations of Google Analytics. Here’s the URL: http://support.google.com/analytics/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1070983
And I am quoting from the above URL:
Data Collection limit: You should not send more than 10 million hits per month. If you exceed this limit, there is no assurance that the excess hits will be processed.
Data Freshness limit: Sending more than 200,000 visits per day to Google Analytics will result in your reports being refreshed only once per day
And to take it further, I wanted to know how many website in USA get greater than 10 million hits per month, turns out only 108 websites in US get that much traffic.
so from data collection limit standpoint, only these 100 odd sites would exceed the limitations of Google Analytics.
To put things in Perspective: MySpace.com does not exceed Data Collection Google Analytics Limit:
Just knowing about the Data Collection Limit was not interesting but I combined data from other data sources – it seemed very interesting to me! Anyhoo – In this post, I shared:
> Limitations of Google Analytics
> Answered How many websites in USA exceed the limitations of Google Analytics?
[UPDATE Feb 10th 2013] I made a mistake in correlating data from Quantcast and Google Analytics. Lesson learned: double-check for units when comparing data from two different sources
Florin Dumitrescu pointed out that while Quantcast uses People/Month and Google uses hits/month. They may NOT be always the same. Sorry about this.
@paras_doshi interesting post, but quantcast seem to measure the number of people/month, while the Analytics limitations are for hits/month
— Florin Dumitrescu (@fdumitrescu) February 6, 2013