Google Site Speed Added To Google Analytics

May 6, 2011 • 8:41 am | comments (5) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization
 

Google Page SpeedIn Google's pursuit to make the web faster and leave the slow behind, Google Analytics announced the ability to add Site Speed metrics to your Google Analytics reports.

All you need to do is add the line of your asynchronous code, _gaq.push(['_trackPageLoadTime']);

The day after that is in, you will be able to start viewing the load time of your site's visitors. The feature is found in the new Google Analytics under Content and then Site Speed.

Here is a picture of how slow this site is:

Google Analytics Site Speed

Compare that to how slow I am on Google Webmaster Tools and Page Speed - I clearly need to do something about it.

Google Webmaster Tools Page Speed

Google Page Speed

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Comments:

Me

05/10/2011 03:28 pm

what about the users that use urchin.js tracking since back in 2007

Barry Schwartz

05/10/2011 03:29 pm

only for new Google Analytics.

Samuel Lavoie

05/19/2011 05:40 pm

 It's deprecated since a few years already...

ivory-wave

09/04/2011 05:46 am

First off, I'd like to say that Google Analytics is a great tool for anyone involved with websites, but especially if you are interested in SEO. You can access traffic source data like what keywords people are using to get to your site .

TechLogon

12/04/2011 11:21 am

Strange that Page Speed varies so much and (for me) is quite different to Site Speed! 2 weeks ago Google made the Site Speed feature available to ALL Google Analytics users by default i.e. you no longer have to modify your code. As all Google Analytics accounts now automatically get Site Speed reports, if you had previously added the tracking code script to your site, Google will just ignore it in future and you will continue to get Site Speed reports by default - though if you wanted to clean up your code you could take it out. Site Speed is in the Analytics \ Content section.

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