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Make Google Analytics show Real-Time Data

This post is meant for webmasters who use Google Analytics.
Google Analytics is a popular tool for checking visitor traffic details for a website. However, the stats are not real-time, there is a delay of 24 hrs. Well, not exactly!

Even I didn't notice it till today. You can view real time web stats in Google Analytics; and you don't event need to pull a trick or hack to do it. It is right there!

1. Sign-in to Google Analytics.

2. In the Dashboard, click the small dropdown button that lets you select the date-range. By default, the selected date period will be the last 30 days excluding the current date.
3. Just select the current date and click the Apply button.

Bingo! You'll now see stats for the current day as well and that too in real time.

posted by Vijeesh Ravindran, Thursday, August 28, 2008