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Eva C Young <[log in to unmask]>
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UofMN Web Standards <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 24 May 2011 14:28:41 -0500
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I use Urchin (but not google analytics), for University websites
because Urchin follows the U Online Privacy policy, and according to
policy, we'd have to write a customized privacy statement in order to
use google analytics.

That being said, most of the time Urchin offers the historical reports
I want.....  But the filtering ability is annoying - I have to contact
OIT to set up filters.  On sawmill (which was too slow), there was
much more ability to customize reports.


On Tue, May 24, 2011 at 2:17 PM, Nuria Sheehan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hi John,
> Yes, I definitely agree with Dan that the new interface could make the
> Urchin info easier to use. I do like having access to all the historic data
> on Urchin, but don't end up using it most of the time due to the UI.
> The features in Google Analytics that I think will be particularly great to
> have in the new version are custom reports and segments.
> Thanks!
> Nuria
> On Tue, May 24, 2011 at 2:16 PM, Toni Prekker <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> My biggest issue with Urchin is that it seems to track things very
>> differently than Google Analytics.  The counts are significantly higher, and
>> I'm not sure that it's properly filtering out the things I want filtered.
>> Maybe that's my personal issue, but Google Analytics has a lot more support
>> for troubleshooting, and finding answers.
>> I also think the interface is significantly more difficult to use in
>> Urchin.
>> --
>> Toni A Prekker
>> Web Coordinator
>> Center for Transportation Studies
>> University of Minnesota
>> [log in to unmask]
> --
> Nuria Sheehan
> Marketing Lead, Web and Media
> College of Education and Human Development
> University of Minnesota
> ph: 612-625-5779
> email: [log in to unmask]
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Eva C Young
Policy Librarian
University Policy Office
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