Site admins, rejoice: Google Analytics has (finally) launched a real-time dashboard. This feature brings Google in line with similar products like Chartbeat. Users will need to activate the “New Version” link in Analytics to get the Real-Time feature.
It’s not that Google Analytics didn’t previously allow users to track site traffic, but the lack of a real-time dashboard meant that updates on user events were delayed, upwards of three hours, and sometimes longer, says TechCrunch’s Jason Kincaid. Google, in a blog post, highlights the many ways that users can employ the new Analytics feature. One is the ability to analyze the impact of social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook.
The company also announced a premium tier for enterprises that want more support for services; this includes phone support, SLA guarantees, and increased data limits.