Google hears our pleas: Urchin Software resurrected

by admin October 16, 2007 at 4:25 pm

At the eMetrics Summit today in Washington, D.C., Google stunned this writer by announcing something I thought I’d never hear: the resurrection of Urchin’s log-based web analytics suite. The company is preparing a significant update to the standalone Urchin weblog analysis tool at the same time that it is also announcing improvements to Google Analytics, its “on demand” stats service.

As previously discussed, Google Analytics is based on Urchin’s “on demand” software, which Google acquired along with the company back in 2005. Urchin’s other killer product, a log-based analysis tool, was essentially ignored, leaving many customers feeling abandoned (and not a little ripped off). Those abandonment issues may soon fade…

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