View Full Version : Google analytics how to stop it hanging
11-24-2008, 02:11 PM
I have the script at the bottom of the page as instructed and the sites I use it on load but don't always finish loading. I get the message waiting for google analytics or whatever it is
Does anyone else get this and is there a way to speed things up
11-24-2008, 05:37 PM
Can you provide an URL?
11-24-2008, 07:30 PM
Is it doing that all the time or just today? Because one of my sites was hanging on loading Google Analytics today but it's since cleared up. Could just be a temporary glitch.
11-24-2008, 07:42 PM
Probably just temporary.
11-24-2008, 08:48 PM
The problem is a transient one, external to your site.
11-24-2008, 08:57 PM
I've had this problem before - so eventually I just removed it and used another service.
11-24-2008, 09:14 PM
Also have had the same problem... a few times now that I think of it. I thought my ISP was just having hiccups at inopportune times.
How long does it hang?
11-24-2008, 09:21 PM
I had a strange one where I was at the client's office and we couldn't open some pages on the website that used embedded Google Maps. I never had this happen on any of my computers and never got any feedback from others about blocked pages, but there it was - Operation Aborted. It was an IE error that appeared to be related to java script, but there wasn't really enough information to know.
We tried turning off the virus/firewall software and that seemed to stop the problem. I think the software was called F-Secure. I was really stuck on that one because nothing about the pages seemed to be wrong. It would be a disaster if our websites were getting blocked by virus software or anti-phishing because of java script. Here's a link to the website with a page that contains maps - Accommodation in South Australia (http://www.goldenchainmotels.com.au/sa/category?layout=map&cid=107)
If we have a java script error there are 3 main targets that could be the cause. Maps, Analytics or a java script that tracks clicks to offsite links. The last one has been very susewful because we were getting a very high bounce rate, but in fact the bounces were conversions. Our goal is to get people to click a link the Member's Website or a link to make an online booking - bot of which are offsite links. The java script does a redirect that causes Google Analytics to track the action.
Perhaps your problems were related to something on the computer such as anti-virus? Or, perhaps temporary as suggested. I don't get any problems normally.
11-25-2008, 06:43 AM
I have had it happen more than a few times as well (not completely hang - but go extremely slowly)(impossible to say what causes it could be any number of network factors etc) - which is why I moved my analytics code to *after* my main page code so it doesn't affect the loading of my content..
11-25-2008, 04:04 PM
Must confess i have not had this problem and i have analytics over several sites
Maybe you should take the code off and re-install it
11-25-2008, 05:23 PM
Hmm, I know I'm going out on a limb here, but are Google's own servers getting too bogged up somehow? The reason -- not sure if this is related, but does anyone else also see gmail service hanging while the account loads? (after signing in). For the past month at least, I know I / we have to always hit refresh while it's loading, otherwise it times out with the message "Gmail is taking too long to load... try clicking refresh" (etc).
I brought that up because I'm wondering if this is an isolated issue with analytics, or if it's a common issue with other services (and if they're related, by any stretch) --- at least for some accounts. As others have stated here, it's not happening with all accounts.
11-25-2008, 08:48 PM
Hmm, I know I'm going out on a limb here, but are Google's own servers getting too bogged up somehow?
This may be a very short & sturdy limb. There have been several reports, both official & anecdotal, re. Google service failures recently.
Coincidentally, I am now experiencing a brand new problem, on 2 wholly unrelated machines, with Google Search with the Google Toolbar installed & Google Desktop activated.
If there are no local matches found, all is fine. However, in the presence of local matches, the search hangs immediately following the notice re. local matches, as if waiting for their server(s) to respond to the request for online matches. The task becomes totally non-responsive, requiring a forced ABEND.
11-26-2008, 04:15 AM
Not sure about the brand new problem, but even if Google services are up 100% of the time - you cannot guarantee that the route between your visitors PC and the Google service will always be fast and open...
11-26-2008, 02:20 PM
Quite true; and, in regards to all 3rd party sources.
If one observes closely, evidence of such is frequently seen; an ad server that is slow to respond here, an image that is never rendered there, etc..
There's many a twist and turn between the client and all of the servers involved in providing source for a given page.