I was quite excited the other day when James pointed out about the new site speed functionality in the new Google Analytics. I was thinking how useful it would be to see load times for browsers & operating systems – even more importantly loading times for mobile phones, often the connection isn’t as fast which is why there is so much emphasis on it by Google at the moment I think.
Setting Up Site Speed
To setup site speed all you need to do is add a bit more code to the Google Analytics tracking code.
If you’re using the new tracking code you can add the following line after trackpageview:
If you’re using the traditional tracking code (not the really old one, the ga.js one, if you’re using urchin.js why are you still reading this blog? Retire already!) you can add the following line after trackpageview:
For the full instructions please check out Google’s help center.
So James setup the new analytics site speed on davidnaylor.co.uk and we’ve got a few days results now, sadly I must say that I’m very disappointed. For some reason it works on Chrome and Internet Explorer, but not with Mozille FireFox (on ours at least).
So Google, love the idea, but still needs some improvement!