You know, I always had mixed feelings about Google Analytics. I liked the quality of the data they captured–it always seemed more realiable than other services–but I came to dislike the interface. It ran really slow on my laptop, and presented my data in some peculiar ways.
Happily, Google has just launched a new version of their stats package, and it looks way better. From the Google Analytics blog:
We’ve redesigned the reporting interface for greater customization and collaboration. This should make it easier for businesses and website owners to find and share the data you need to make informed decisions. The new version presents data more clearly and in context, so you can look at a single report to gain insights rather than having to pull up several reports to understand what action to take.
UPDATE: Hmmm…spoke too soon. Either there’s an interface bug for Firefox on OS X, or my three-year old PowerBook is too slow. The new app errors out when I click the little down arrow beside the date to modify the date range.