Google has officially launched Google Analytics Status Dashboard. This is good news for those who use services from Google to keep track of your business information. The Google Analytics Status Dashboard allows users to check on the current status of the components they use in Google Analytics, such as Web Report, GData API, and Data Collection.
Now you can check on whether your data from your various sites is being collected by the Google Analytics servers correctly. You will be able to find out if your users are able to view the reports as they are meant to be viewed when they sign into their accounts. You will also be able to see if the APIs are working like they are supposed to.
The dashboard for Google Analytics is very similar to the dashboard for Google Apps. You will be able to see the status for the current day, as well as for the last six days. Exclamation points mean that there is more information available, a red X means that there is a service outage, a wrench is a service disruption, and a green checkmark means that there are no issues.
The new dashboard gives a new layer of transparency that Google believes will be beneficial to all users, from the personal websites to the Fortune 500 companies. Users can check the service availability of their Google Analytics from anywhere in the world. If you want, you can even receive updates via RSS feed.
Everyone who has an online business can benefit from the new service Google is providing. Google Analytics can help affiliate marketers, bloggers, and anyone else who works online.
Do you use Google Analytics and will this be useful for your business? How do you expect to use the new Google Analytics Dashboard in your business?