[thelist] Google analytics slowdown (was "GoDaddy SSL Verification")

Steven Streight steven.streight at gmail.com
Thu Jul 17 11:57:24 CDT 2008

What is the deal, is it that downloading a website with Google Analytics
tracker somehow calls on the ads associated with GA?

I'm confused. Why would tracking script slow down a web page download?

On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 11:22 AM, Stephen Rider <evolt_org at striderweb.com>

> I used to see this all the time.  I've seen a number of sites stall
> _completely_ while waiting on Google.
> It got to the point that I installed AdBlock just to block calls to
> google analytics.  Problem solved (for me anyway).
> Stephen
> On Jul 17, 2008, at 9:32 AM, Gersten, John wrote:
> > On numerous sites I have visited in the past months (including but
> > not limited to those I manage), I have noticed occasional delays
> > where the page will not load -- the screen remains blank and the
> > status message at the bottom of the browser window reads "waiting
> > for Google analytics." These delays can sometimes come to as much as
> > three or four seconds (I know that's essentially trivial, but
> > sometimes those few seconds s-t-r-e-t-c-h out in the mind).
> >
> > Anyway, my question is this: as more and more sites move onto the
> > Google analytics program, could a problem on Google's end at some
> > point render all these pages inaccessible?
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