Google Analytics Blog: We're open! Instant access now available:
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
I'm happy to tell you that we've just removed the wait to receive a Google Analytics account. Now anyone with a website can instantly create one for free by simply by visiting google.com/analytics or by clicking on the 'Analytics' tab within AdWords. After you create an account, we suggest reading the Installation Guide to get it set up quickly and correctly."
It's great to see Google starting to open up their projects without having to apply for access weeks in advance. I remember when Urchin was first migrated to Google. I signed up and got access within about 10 days. I applied it to all of our corporate sites and it has been a marvelous tool. Along with AWStats, you can create just about any data report you would ever need.