Google Analytics To Add Bing to Search Engines Report

 

Bing launched a couple days early, yesterday morning and Google Analytics users are confused as to why it does not show up in the search engine reports. The day Google released Chrome, their new browser, Google Analytics supported the new browser immediately.

So why the delay with Bing? Well, Google didn't know exactly what or when it would be coming. It did come a couple days early and now that it is here, Google can begin programming that new search engine into the reports. I doubt Microsoft gave Google an early preview of the search engine and how the search referral strings would work. But now that it is live, Google can begin adding it to Google Analytics.

A Google Analytics Help thread has confirmation from a Googler, Anna, that this will be working shortly. Anna from the Google Analytics team said:

Our team is aware of this, and the required action will be taken soon!

As of this morning, it was not working, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was done shortly.

Forum discussion at Google Analytics Help.

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Comments:

Coach Roth

06/02/2009 09:01 pm

Why wait for Google, you can add bing as a searchengine yourself: in the tracking code below: var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker(”UA-xxxxxx-y”); add the line: pageTracker._addOrganic(”bing.com”, “q”);

Rob Abdul

06/03/2009 08:25 am

That’s the friendly spirit Google! “Coach Roth”, very cleaver, I’m impressed.

No Name

06/16/2009 03:18 pm

Yeah! This trick is good not sure if it works though. Let us see how it goes. I would also like to know if there is any application equivalent to Google Analytics that is developed by Microsoft. Thanks, Alex Miller

Alex

06/17/2009 06:15 am

Yeah! This trick is good not sure if it works though. Let us see how it goes. I would also like to know if there is any application equivalent to Google Analytics that is developed by Microsoft. Thanks, Alex Miller

Google Analytics

01/01/2013 12:43 am

Using the Google Analytics, You can have a full evaluation on the different traffic that you obtained from the search engines like Bing. This is really good advantage of using the Google Analytics because you can have all the total packages when using it.

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