Thursday, November 13, 2008

Goodbye, Feedburner! Hello Google Analytics!

Enjoy Food & Travel has switched from Feedburner to Google Analytics as our new statistics program. This as we experience Feedburner as an increasingly unreliable source for our visitors.

The number of registered visitors has suddenly decreased by 50 % the last week, and the health of this service does not seem to get better. The communication, or rather the lack thereof, from the owner, Google, has been another main concern. This is certainly not the way to act towards your customers!

The switch to Google Analytics will mean that the Enjoy Food & Travel reporting on visit around the world will change.

I have enjoyed the fact that Feedburner has provided me with the location of my visitors. I have shared this to my readers through a service where I have registered all location on a google map. I will see how I will report on the visits around the world at the beginning of December.

Meanwhile - do come back to Enjoy Food & Travel.


Li said...

I'm having that same issue, it also did it the other day, where the site visitor count was EXTREMELY low compared to what I have in Google Analytics.

I'm not sure what's going on here, but I guess in a few days it'll straighten itself out.

Kris said...

I'm having that problem, too, for the last two or three days. I also use Site Meter and Stat Counter. While both of them are usually higher than Feedburner (and probably slightly less accurate), they're usually not *that* much different (maybe 20-50 visits higher). The last couple of days, the differences have been measured in triple digits! I'd love to know what's going on.