When do you stop looking at your google analytics multiple times a day?

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Can any vets tell me when you stop constantly checking your analytics? I feel like a google analytics crackhead... Does it ever stop?
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    • Profile picture of the author ukcarl
      I try not to obsess to much over stuff just check at set times
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      • Profile picture of the author Teravel
        You will stop checking it constantly when you find that your profits don't come from analytics, but from work that you put into your business. That being said, set a specific time to check your analytics. Whenever you feel the urge to check your analytics, and it's not the specified time, force yourself to do a different action that will progress your business forward. This could be adding content, creating backlinks, or whatever else your personal system requires.
        Again, checking analytics will not make you money.
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  • Profile picture of the author tjm2788
    I check mine daily doesnt it only update at midnight anyway?
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    • Profile picture of the author Bryan Zimmerman
      Usually I'll check it once a day at the most. Sometimes once every two days if I'm not doing anything special to any of the sites. I check my aweber stats for split test and such a lot more than analytics.
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  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
    Since G. Analytics are one day behind and they update it only once a day (at midnight) WHY would you check it "constantly"? The numbers never change until the next midnight...
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    • Profile picture of the author Bryan Zimmerman
      Originally Posted by Istvan Horvath View Post

      Since G. Analytics are one day behind and they update it only once a day (at midnight) WHY would you check it "constantly"? The numbers never change until the next midnight...

      If you go in to your account and click on the site you want to look at, change the date and you can switch it to today's date and get your numbers.
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  • Profile picture of the author thebitbotdotcom
    Google Analytics is like your 401K. You need to check it occasionally. If you check it constantly, the ups and downs will drive you crazy, as it apparently has already.
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    • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
      Originally Posted by thebitbotdotcom View Post

      Google Analytics is like your 401K. You need to check it occasionally. If you check it constantly, the ups and downs will drive you crazy, as it apparently has already.
      I love this analogy! For Canadians it would be the RRSP.

      When I was in financial services and my clients, who had long term retirement/pension investments and they called me about the daily fluctuations of the market - I've told them the same: never check them

      (on a side note: that's why I don't really understand the daily market/exchange reports in the evening news on the TV. If I have a 15-20-25 years investment horizon, why would I care? And if I am a day trader and I find out about the market moves late evening from the news... I am doomed.)
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      • Profile picture of the author Bondtana
        Recently google has been showing me a lot of love and my SE traffic has been steadily rising. It's doubled from since June, from about 73 SE visits a day to about 180 a day.

        But even before that, I'd always be checking my analytics...

        Because I'm too busy constantly checking my PayPal balance, e-mail, Warrior Forum and AWeber subscriber totals.
        I haven't really monetized my site yet, so analytics is all I got lol. And I have aweber send emails to my blackberry when I get new subscribers.

        If you go in to your account and click on the site you want to look at, change the date and you can switch it to today's date and get your numbers.
        The quickest way to do it is click on "timeline" then left click the timeline graph and slide it over to the right with your mouse, then apply. Don't have to type anything in that way.
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        • Profile picture of the author connorbringas
          umm you stop checking it when you realize the analytics only change once a day...haha
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
    Sorry, I'd like to help you, but I don't have time to check my Google Analytics all that often.

    Why?

    Because I'm too busy constantly checking my PayPal balance, e-mail, Warrior Forum and AWeber subscriber totals. Thank goodness you can't wear out the refresh button.

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  • Profile picture of the author ~kev~
    Originally Posted by Bondtana View Post

    Can any vets tell me when you stop constantly checking your analytics? I feel like a google analytics crackhead... Does it ever stop?
    When you realize that your traffic is nothing more then a wave, you will stop looking at it. If you want to watch a wave, go to the beach.

    I used to look at my google analytics everyday. But after 2+ years, it started getting old. Traffic drops a little, goes up a little, drops a little, goes up a little,,,,. Its the same thing over and over.
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