[thelist] Google analytics slowdown (was "GoDaddy SSLVerification")

Gersten, John JGERSTEN at lchb.com
Thu Jul 17 12:10:26 CDT 2008

Nope, only thing in the page is the Google Analytics tracking script. Here's an example:

<script src="http://www.google-analytics.com/urchin.js" type="text/javascript">
<script type="text/javascript">
_uacct = "UA-xxxxxxx-1";

Nevertheless, this bit of code leads to pages sometimes waiting, waiting, for Google Analytics to chew on the code.

We do *use* Google Adwords to return paid search results to links to some of our pages, but no extra code gets put in those pages, it's all done at the Google end.

-----Original Message-----
From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org on behalf of Fred Jones
Sent: Thu 7/17/08 10:06
To: thelist at lists.evolt.org
Subject: Re: [thelist] Google analytics slowdown (was "GoDaddy SSLVerification")
> I'm confused. Why would tracking script slow down a web page download?

I too am. I think there is a confusion here b/c Google Analytics is
nothing more than a call to an external JS script and should, AFAIK,
have no effect whatsoever on the page loading nor rendering. Inability
to get the script should, furthermore, not display any message.

Perhaps the original poster meant Google AdWords?

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