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  1. 29 Jun '07 13:34
    ...seems to be slowing up my browser on the site. could anyone tell me what this is?
  2. Standard member Daemon Sin
    I'm A Mighty Pirateā„¢
    29 Jun '07 13:47
    Originally posted by pootstick
    ...seems to be slowing up my browser on the site. could anyone tell me what this is?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Analytics
  3. 01 Jul '07 21:15
    Originally posted by pootstick
    ...seems to be slowing up my browser on the site. could anyone tell me what this is?
    Did you sign up with Google Analytics?
  4. 03 Jul '07 09:37
    Originally posted by Dr Strangelove
    Did you sign up with Google Analytics?
    no, it looks like the site owner signs up to it. it's tracking info for marketing and advertising.

    so, does anyone know what's good to block it?
  5. 05 Jul '07 19:37 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by pootstick
    no, it looks like the site owner signs up to it. it's tracking info for marketing and advertising.

    so, does anyone know what's good to block it?
    add this line to your hosts file -

    127.0.0.1 www.google-analytics.com

    This will bypass DNS lookup, so that the google analytics server simply can't be found.

    Careful what editor you use - notepad tends to add a '.txt' extension to files it opens where there is extension already, and windows explorer may be set not to show extensions.

    The hosts file can be found under %WINDIR%\system32\drivers\etc

    [edit: the above assumes that you're on a windows platform]