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Stackoverflow.com does blow well past that limit doesn't it! Fortunately, per paragraph 2 of the terms of service... FEES AND SERVICES . Subject to Section 15 herein, the Service is provided without charge to You for up to 5 million pageviews per month per account, and if You have an active Adwords campaign in good standing, the Service is provided ...


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I think that for being free, getting data updated once a day is just fine. I don't even know why with such large numbers you need more then that. Did you really lose anything? If you really want alternatives, I suggest you try http://piwik.org/. I have no idea if it can take the load, but since it is up to you to install and configure, I guess all is ...


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The Better Business Bureau Online has a Sample Privacy Notice which is as good as any in terms of a simple, but thorough policy. It has these sections: Our Commitment To Privacy The Information We Collect How We Use Information Our Commitment To Data Security Our Commitment To Children's Privacy How To Access Or Correct Your Information How To Contact Us ...


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Or just check results once a day. Is your site/service dependent on reports multiple times a day?


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If you aren't using AdWords, it may be worth contacting a Google representative to see if they're willing to make a special arrangement for you. If they're not, I'd be shocked.


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Google Analytics is actually based on Urchin, which you can install and host yourself on your server (cross-platform). The interface looks similar to GA but it may not be as polished. It's also very expensive - nearly $3,000 for a license! If Google is still allowing you to track every hit then there is probably no reason to switch - do you really need to ...


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We run Piwik for a client with about 3 million page views per month. The mailing list has faster response times then Google customer support! With a bit of hacking it should be possible to run piwik on multiple machines. The other solution is to only run Google Analytics as a sampling tool. For example you only log 1 out of every 10 visitors to the site. ...


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The limit documented in the Google Analytics Terms of Service has been raised to 10 million pageviews per month, with no "active Adwords account" exemption. FEES AND SERVICES . Subject to Section 15 herein, the Service is provided without charge to You for up to 10 million pageviews per month per account. It's not clear how actively this will ...


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If you are applying for a merchant account this is a common requirement of the merchant account provider as this helps them to understand your business model and determine the risk they will be exposed to (e.g. chargebacks). Basically, the more customer friendly they are the less risk they are exposed to. Privacy policies are good to have as some users, ...


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The excellent resouce artlung provided to the BBB website link is now moved. This was the closest thing I could find: http://www.bbb.org/us/WWWRoot/SitePage.aspx?site=70&id=a17891ea-ce8e-48d7-a27a-e6d2e5833cea Linked within is a set of tips on how to create your privacy policy: http://www.bbbonline.org/UnderstandingPrivacy/PMRC/createpolicy.asp Here ...


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Depending on the country/state you're sire is available in or services you are providing these may be required by law there. California requires a specific privacy policy term that most websites break off as it's own additional policy for CA residents. If you're gathering any data on your users without informing them you are there is the potential for them ...


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You're subject to the laws of the Country where your business is legally based and/or bases the operations. Cross-country legal enforcement (privacy in particular) lives in a grey area and - for example - big companies like Facebook or Google do not always comply with EU privacy laws. For EU companies, servers' location only matters in case you move the data ...


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In order to qualify for safe harbor protection, a service provider who hosts content must: have no knowledge of, or financial benefit from, infringing activity on its network have a copyright policy and provide proper notification of that policy to its subscribers list an agent to deal with copyright complaints That page also has a link to an extensive ...


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Google Analytics supports sampling data collection as standard now. With this kind of volumes, a real WA solution should be considered. The Urchin7 license (really, don't go to Urchin6, I speak from experience) may be $10k, but it's a one time fee. With many products


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This is just my opinion but I would say any site that allows visitors to interact should have a privacy policy and terms of use page. There are really 3 kinds of sites that go from least to most well documented in my mind. Sites that allow visitor interaction like posting comments without an account Sites that allow visitors to create accounts and ...


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Updating with some new answers, since the law is changing fast in this area: Docracy has open sourced its own terms and various privacy policies specific to mobile apps, annotations included. We also published a drafting guide. Other companies that famously allow intelligent copying of their terms are Quora and Wordpress. There are some free and paid privacy ...


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That's fascinating stuff. My website has 10 million page views a month and I have never heard from Google. However, I've noticed a few months ago when I go to Google Analytics in the morning the numbers from the previous day will sometimes be a lot less then they should be. If I go back later in the day, then the data will be updated and I can stop freaking ...


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Yes you need to follow the rules outlined in the CAN-SPAM act. http://business.ftc.gov/documents/bus61-can-spam-act-compliance-guide-business Marketing emails must always follow these rules. Transactional emails are different, and follow a set of guidelines as to how an email is considered transactional. Example of transactional: someone orders a ...


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Opt-in is always a good idea, regardless of the legalities, for one simple reason: people who actively opt in are more likely to open, read, and act on the emails you send to them. People who are 'tricked' into receiving email from you through subclauses in the terms and conditions or pre-ticked boxes (i.e. the 'opt-out' system) aren't as likely to buy from ...


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You should get advertisers to sign or otherwise accept an official 'Advertising Agreement' as part of the ad submissions process; after they upload their image, for example, or by returning a signed PDF if they submit ad artwork by email. Ideally you'd pay a lawyer to draft this agreement for you so that it's specific to your needs; it could include a ...


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Yes, this is the specific type of thing that they are trying to disallow with the policy. Consider that this link is part of their strategy to virally spread the plugin across the web. They're providing this service for your website, for free, and one of the tradeoffs of this is that you link back to them. It's more forgivable to try change the colours or ...


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You didn't mention if you gonna have English visitors too or not, but these legal information is meant to be accessible for your visitors, what is point of having it on your website if your users can't understand it?! Your website should provide the necessary legal information for all targeted visitors. Since all mentioned targets are EU members, your ...


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I have always heard good things about Mint: http://www.haveamint.com/ It not a hosted service so you can throw it on your own servers.


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What about Open Web Analytics? It's free and looks googlish. Might be worth a try. It says here that it does have mouse tracking and heatclick maps. However you have to host it but it has no Data/Logging Limits.


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I've heard good things about StatsCounter, even when specifically compared to Google Analytics. Peter-Paul Koch from Quirksmode.org likes it because it's supposedly got very good browser detection accuracy


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Suggestion: Only use analytics for conversion-related pages and metrics. For example, tracking signup conversion %, actual users referred from adwords hits, non-members, and referrals:from:other:sites. (the last can help PageRank, I have no clue why...) Perhaps: What you are really looking at is a two-part solution. Rather than entirely replacing google ...


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In some cases, like for example Affiliate Marketing, it is required by law in the USA to disclose such information on your website. As this article on the Washington Post explains.



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