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30 Day Countdown to the Urchin Software Retirement

February 28, 2012

Today marks 30 days until Urchin’s official retirement on Wednesday, March 28th, 2012.

After March 28th, Urchin licenses and upgrades can no longer be sold and Google will not be producing any further releases or patches. (With this announcement they did release version 7.200, available for free 30-day trial now). Typical Urchin users include educational institutions, government departments and organizations who prefer to keep their data private. Once purchased Urchin licenses are permanent.

Urchin users should be able to continue using the product unless or until their Urchin Software installation becomes unusable due to possible incompatible operating systems updates in the future. For more information regarding the retirement effects and Google recommended alternatives, check out our original retirement post.


Urchin Software is Retiring! Sales End March 28, 2012

February 7, 2012

The date has been officially announced for Urchin’s retirement this year: March 28th, 2012.

Once purchased, Urchin licenses are permanent. Existing users should be able to continue using the product unless or until their Urchin Software installation becomes unusable due to possible incompatible operating systems updates in the future. All of the available pertinent information about how the discontinuation will affect the software’s functionality is covered on the Urchin Website FAQ.

Urchin licenses and upgrades will only be sold until March 28th, 2012. After March, Google will not be “supporting” Urchin in that they will not be producing any further releases or patches. (With this announcement they did release version 7.200, available for free 30-day trial now).

Live Webinar: What’s New About Urchin 7 with Google’s Dennis Osmolovski

November 4, 2010

urchin partnerIf you currently own or have ever considered Urchin software, you may be wondering what new benefits version 7 brings to the table. The new features included in Urchin 7 make it a much more powerful tool in terms of processing capabilities and customization for your business needs.

We’ll be reviewing what’s new at our next LIVE Urchin webinar with special Google guest, Dennis Osmolovski, Urchin Technical Lead.

Hear directly from the Urchin technical lead who worked on this software during development. Dennis will be covering the new features version 7 has to offer you and your business (see the list below). Then after the presentation, you’ll have the opportunity to ask him your Urchin questions.

Topic: Urchin 7’s New Features, presentation followed by audience Q&A
Date/Time: Thursday, November 11th at 2:00 pm Eastern
Duration: 35-45 minutes

Urchin 7 “First Look” Webinar Report

September 17, 2010

With the new arrival of Urchin version 7, we hosted a “first look” webinar last week with one of our biggest crowds ever. We got multiple requests for a recording or replay of the new features we covered. This recording is now available!

We’ve already scheduled another LIVE Urchin 7 webinar. Of course the best thing about a live webinar is the audience question and answer portion with our Urchin expert, Jeremy Aube – so we suggest you make room in your schedule to attend the webinar live.

During our last live webinar we noticed a common interest in one of Urchin 7’s new features: Permalinks, which allow you to email a link to anyone that will take them directly to a specific Urchin report. Get in on the Q&A action during our next LIVE Urchin 7 webinar.

New Arrival! Urchin 7 Released…Sign up for “First Look” Webinar

September 3, 2010

urchin partnerUrchin version 7 is officially released. We’re excited about the launch of this new version of software which has added many super useful analysis features.

But before we get to the new features, we’ll explain a little bit about the software and how it’s used.

Urchin Software from Google is an enterprise level web analytics solution similar in scope to Google Analytics (Urchin is actually Google Analytics’ predecessor), however Urchin is a software installed, hosted, and managed by the customer. Unlike Google Analytics, Urchin is not free (there is a $9,995 license fee) and requires experienced technical staff for installation.

Urchin helps website owners to better understand their online marketing initiatives, website traffic characteristics, and visitor’s browsing experience. Those who benefit from Urchin the MOST would be those who prefer to keep their data on machines they control, those who would like to process historical data, those who need their data audited by third parties, and those who would like to track an intranet. Examples of companies who have purchased Urchin in the past are government institutions, large corporations, and universities and colleges.

Now for the good stuff – a few of the new and improved features of Urchin 7 include:

For PPC Beginners ONLY: AdWords Academy online training course

October 6, 2009

Learn how to set up your Google AdWords account step by step from the very beginning. We’ll go through each step of campaign creation from keyword research to match types, account structure and setting bids. Each one of these steps done correctly results in saved money and time.

The best part is that this course is for the true AdWords beginner; we’ll practically be showing you every button you need to click to get the job done. If you’ve been putting off starting your own Google AdWords account or have paused it because it was losing money, you’ll want to be sure to attend this course and learn to do it the right way.

Pay-Per-Click advertising is the most cost-effective way to get your products or services in front of your prospects at the precise moment when their interest is at its peak. Over 60% of all US paid search advertising comes from Google AdWords.

Beginner Google AdWords Academy Online Course dates and times:

  • Tuesday, October 27th, 1:30pm ET (This date has passed): Introduction to Google AdWords
  • Thursday, October 29th, 1:30pm ET (This date has passed): Properly Setting Up an AdWords Account
  • Tuesday, November 3rd, 1:30pm ET (This date has passed). Advanced AdWords Features

Each training session lasts approximately 90 minutes, including 20 minutes of Q&A at the end of each session.

New Webinar for Ecommerce Sites ONLY: Optimize Your Product Listings on Shopping Engines

September 5, 2009

Wouldn’t you like to know how to optimize your product listings on shopping engines? With today’s economy every little bit helps. If you’re not already listed on comparison shopping engines such as Amazon and Shopping.com, we’ll cover the basics and for those of you who are listed, wouldn’t you like to get more out of it?

On Thursday, September 10th, 2009 at 4:00 pm Eastern (1:00 pm Pacific)
Timothy Seward, CEO of ROI Revolution, Inc. will host with guest presenters John Kleven, CEO of Versafeed.com (pictured left with his Senior Feed Engineer, Andy Hund) a 45 minute presentation detailing how to get your products optimized and listed on comparison shopping engines and marketplaces.

This webinar is ideal for online retailers looking to expand sales. Every day, thousands of consumers visit these popular shopping portals to search for products. Don’t miss out on this source of income.

Google Analytics Seminars for Success is coming to Downtown Chicago!

July 20, 2009

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Be sure to take advantage of our LIVE in person Seminars for Success where we share our Google Analytics™ knowledge with you!

When we attend conferences the remark we hear most often is that finding the time for an analytics course is the most difficult part. We also hear that some people just “get it” better IN PERSON. Well, we’re always trying to make Analytics training more accessible, so in answer to these comments, we’re thrilled to offer Analytics Seminars for Success for those of you who really WANT tracking on your website to get the actionable data you NEED for key business decisions.

Stop letting your schedule get in the way! You can get the training you need during this live event. In these two full day sessions we cover a broad range of topics for those who only need user training on the different reports to implementing regular expressions on the technical side. For a full detailed list of all that’s included in each session check out the content for the Introduction and Advanced sessions.

Don’t pass up the opportunity to learn from the experts what you have to know about Google Analytics in one (maybe two) days!

–Location and Cost–

The seminar will be at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza. Click here for the street address.

The cost to attend the seminar is $499 each day or $998 for both days. For attending a session you’ll receive a $50 AdWords credit (so you’d receive $100 in AdWords credit for attending both sessions; limit 2 per company).

Instruction begins each day at 9am (with registration at 8:45am to get your training materials, the seat of your choice and coffee!) and goes until 5pm with a one hour break at noon for lunch on your own.

Sign up quickly as registration will be limited due to space and the supplies that come packaged with the training seminar such as workbooks and tasty snacks during breaks. Space is restricted but we want YOU, so click over to register for the Seminars for Success! You can register right away, because even if you have to cancel, we can offer you a full refund up to 8 days before the event. After that you can transfer your registration to someone else if necessary.

Don’t miss out! Register at least one week in advance to receive the $50 AdWords™ credit ($100 AdWords™ credit if you register for both sessions; limit 2 per company)* Google graciously offers to all Seminars for Success attendees!

Latest Urchin Version 6.6 Ready and Available for Download!

June 29, 2009

Urchin has done it again! Version 6.6 is available for purchase, as an update to your already purchased license and for trial.

Version 6.6 introduces some really great improvements to the software including:

  • A deeper integration with Google AdWords, including Budget Alerts, a Keyword Generation Tool, direct links to AdWords (so you don’t have to switch between programs), an Urchin Tag Manager, AdWords Optimizer, and a Copy Campaign Tool!

New Reporting:

  • Time On Site Report under Content Optimization, Content Performance, Engagement Metrics
  • An entirely new reporting section called Advertiser View and Section (If you’re upgrading from an older version of Urchin, you’ll need to reprocess your data to populate these reports.)
  • Click here for a complete list of Urchin 6 Reports

Last Chance To Attend Miami Google™ Analytics Seminars For Success!

May 31, 2009

Register Before Midnight on Tuesday, June 9th To Save YOUR Seat For The Miami Google Analytics Classroom Training!

One last post before our June 10-11, 2009 seminars in Miami, to remind you that there is still time to take advantage of Seminars for Success, where we share our Google Analytics knowledge with you in person!

Which Google Analytics seminar day is for you?

The Introduction and User Training, on Wednesday, June 10th, is for you if you generate and interpret the reports in Analytics and would like some in depth user training so you can better understand how to really leverage Google Analytics as a powerful website and online marketing reporting tool.

The Advanced Technical Implementation Training, on Thursday, June 11th, is for you if you are the webmaster for your website, are comfortable working with html and javascript, and you either need the technical set up of Analytics explained/shown to you or you have an analytics account, but are not satisfied with the results from a technical setup viewpoint.

There will be plenty of time for Q&A so you can get all your questions answered in a dedicated learning environment.

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