Google Analytics Real Time Statistics using a Javascript Bookmarklet

There are many companies which develop web analytics software suites, hoping that they would upstage Google Analytics (some day). Their main claim being that they are ‘real-time’, while Google analytics is not. However that’s not true, because Google Analytics does collect stats in near real-time, but for some reason they never show the latest stats by default, it’s always a day old. If you want to see your latest stats, you can use the date selector combo-box to change the date range to include today’s stats. Here’s a tutorial which shows how. However its cumbersome to do that all the time. So I created (mostly stole) a bookmarklet to always include the latest stats. Continue reading