On March 16, Google released the news that Google Analytics (GA3) stops working and thus disappears completely from 1 July 2023. The replacement is Google Analytics 4 (GA4) which was rolled out during the last part of 2020. Generous as Google is, there still able to access historical data up to six months after that date. After this, the property disappears completely.
This is a big change for all sites and webmasters using Google Analytics Universal today.
The news has reached many but we understand that it can be perceived as confusing and disturbing. The most common questions we have been asked are: What happens to collected data? If we have conversion tracking today, then will we be able to move over it?
Benefits of GA4
The most common is that you can get roughly the same basic data as in the old Google Analytics, in the new GA4, but with better insight and reporting capabilities. New features have been added so that you as a website owner can have a better opportunity for measurement and tracking.
While the pros outweigh the cons, it may be worth thinking about this one more time.
We have for some time now been well prepared for this and have carefully examined the other available alternatives.
Do not wait too long to switch to the right analysis tool
The alternatives available today are many and can to a certain extent be adapted to your company’s needs according to wishes and technical implementations. While it must be easy to use to make good decisions, the tool must also be cost-effective and modern.
Whether the choice ends up on Google Analytics 4, Matomo or another analytics tool, you can feel safe and calm by contacting us for setup and implementation. The sooner the right tool is changed, the faster the tool can be used to your advantage.
Awave’s digital marketing team has broad expertise in various analysis tools for measurement and tracking, and they are happy to answer your questions. Contact us today to book advice or consultation on choosing an analysis tool.