I was reading the Google Analytics' Terms of Service http://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/tos.html , and I am curious about the 2º Section of it.
It states: 2. 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 without charge to You without a pageview limitation.
I think we have some misled information about the "Freeness" of Google Analytics. Most people choose this tool for this reason...
Some people may think that Adwords is not a good choice of media for their products, so they may not use it. Others, might not advertise online at all! If their website has lots of traffic, Google Analytics is not a (free) choice!
The Term states that "if You have an active Adwords campaign in good standing, the Service is provided without charge to You without a pageview limitation." What limits an adwords account from not-active to an active or a bad standing to a good standing. A good standing means a monthly investment in adwords of $100? $1000? $10000?
How much does Google charge for non-adwords Google Analytics users whom have more than 5mi PVs per month? Is it charged by each extra PV or a fixed monthly charge?