Alright, so about a billion people signed up and installed the code to get Google Analytics running. So did I and all we are seeing, for the past 24+ hours is;
Folks are getting tired of it and it happens often when Google does something this outrageous. Gmail, Google Maps, Keyhole and so on. A member at Search Engine Watch forums posted a thread he named For those w/ Google Analytics Problems which has a quote from Google on the issue, here it is;
Thank you for your email and your patience.
We have received your report regarding the problem with the "Check Status" alert update. Our engineers are currently working to solve the problem and hope to reach a resolution shortly. This will not affect data collection or report generation if you have already tagged your website with the Google Analytics Tracking Code.
Additionally, I understand that you aren't seeing data in your reports, even though your tracking code has been set up for over six hours. We apologize for any inconvenience. We have collected your data since you installed the tracking code on your site, and are continuing to collect this data throughout the day.
We are currently in the process of creating reports from your data. You should be able to see your reports populated with data later today. Please note that this reporting delay is associated with unexpected demand for Google Analytics. Under normal circumstances, the data in your reports will be at most six hours old.
For additional questions, please visit the Analytics Help Center at http://www.google.com/support/analytics. If you're unable to find an answer to your question on our site, please feel free to reply to this email.
Sincerely, Analytics Support>
Good thing I hear they will have the server edition of 6.0 (hosted internally and not by Google) by early 2006.