As was first communicated on August 29, 2012 the University of Minnesota (UMN) Web Stats service powered by Urchin will be retired. Urchin is no longer being supported by its vendor, Google. To track your web statistics going forward, Google Analytics is available.
Please be advised of the following important dates:
- September 2012: Urchin account holders were advised to begin to set up their websites to use Google Analytics. All sites should be set up by April 1, 2013. Instructions for using Google Analytics are below.
- April 1, 2013: No new web stats will be collected through Urchin, however reports based on data collected up until April 1, 2013 may still be obtained.
- September 1, 2013: Urchin is decommissioned. Urchin web stats reports are no longer available.
Using Google Analytics
Before you Begin
To set up tracking web stats with Google Analytics, you must have access to the source code for your website. If you do not have access, contact your unit's web developer or administrator.
To begin, visit the Google Analytics web page. The first time you enter Google Analytics, you will need to create an account by clicking the button at the top right. Instructions for setting up your website(s) and customizing the kind of data you'll collect are provided.
Please email the UMN Web Stats support team with any questions or concerns.