Archive for the ‘Bugs’ Category

Chrome Inflates Website Visits

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Google have announced an issue with the Chrome 6 browser which may have inflated site visit numbers from Chrome users during the period September 7th to 22nd.

The issue was caused by Chrome version 6.0.472.55¬†incorrectly executing Google Analytics JavaScript leading to artificially high visit numbers for each visit. (more…)

Google Analytics Reporting Homepage as “/” and “/index.html”

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

As of 16 March 2010, Google Analytics has being displaying homepage views as “/” rather than “/index.html”, “/index.php” etc. I have reviewed a number of client accounts on different hosting platforms and the problem exists for them all.

This situation typically occurs in Google Analytics accounts where a default homepage (e.g. index.html) has not been¬† specified for a profile. However in this instance the problem is occurring in long-established accounts. The problem is most likely on Google’s side. Hopefully it will be rectified shortly.

An example of a Google Analytics report showing two lines of data for the homepage - "/" and "index.php"

An example of a Google Analytics report showing two lines of data for the homepage - "/" and "index.php"