Chartbeat Analytics power TypePad and DreamHost

We’re happy to announce that Chartbeat is now providing real-time analytics to Six Apart’s TypePad blogging service and major webhosting service DreamHost! From now on TypePad bloggers will be able to access Chartbeat for just $6.95/mo after their free trial, a saving of 30%. DreamHost have gone even further and have integrated Chartbeat analytics into the heart of their service.

You will be able to see how many people are on your site, where they came from and what content they are engaging with directly within DreamHost and then be able to click through to your chartbeat account for the full picture. We’re really excited about partnering with two such wonderful companies and we’re looking forward to seeing just what we can do with them.

Google Analytics Goes Asynchronous

As you may have read, Google Analytics recently beta-launched asynchronous tracking – an enhancement that we also made to Chartbeat back in October.  The main reason for our switch (as well as Google’s) was to minimize the impact that our code has on your site’s load time.

With asynchronous tracking, the code has been modified to wait until your site has completely finished loading before fetching and running the JavaScript.  This way your site can perform at optimum speed while Chartbeat continues to do what it does best: provide you with sleek & up to the minute real-time analytics. Now that asynchronous tracking has been added, you can use Google Analytics as a complement to Chartbeat without being slowed down.

So, what are your thoughts on Google’s switch to asynchronous tracking?  Have you already installed the updated script?  If so, have you seen a noticeable difference in site speed?  Leave a comment or message us on Twitter (@chartbeat) with your thoughts.