Google Analytics crashes, #RIP #GoogleAnalytics. Live tracking is currently disabled!

Experiencing issues with Google analytics today? Well, you’re not alone. The widely used web service providing live user tracking and historical analytics has apparently crashed today causing major user tracking disruption across thousands of websites.

RED ALERT: Google Analytics is down!

According to various reports, the widely used Analytics service is messing up data and showing weird numbers and incorrect data to its users. One user, John Malone, comments on Twitter: “It is mind-boggling. Even Google analytics real-time data is acting weird, showing random unrealistically small numbers or no data at all. Tons of 500 errors across the board.” It seems we’re not the only ones experiencing this issue, and real-time data

It seems the issue has been popping up intermittently over the past few days, a regular user tweeted that “this is happening a lot lately.”

Google Analytics crashes, causing real-time tracking to return bogus data
Google Analytics crashes, causing real-time tracking to return bogus data

Apparently, Google analytics isn’t the only service facing issues right now. Users are reporting that Youtube, search, and other Google products are facing similar issues.

Many users are reporting that their live-tracking is showing ZERO users, which usually show up in hundreds or thousands.

Many users have taken to twitter to express their frustration, tweeting #RIP #GoogleAnalytics and other related hashtags.

 

 

Google Analytics live tracking crash
Google Analytics live tracking crash

The issue is further confirmed by Gabriele Volpe, who tweeted that their Nginx server status dashboard is tracking thousands of users online, but Google Analytics shows ONLY two users online.

Sessions reporting in Google Analytics has taken a hit as well

Regular users of Google Analytics are reporting discrepancies in session tracking as well, complaining that they’re missing user sessions in their traffic reports.

Some users are now poking fun at the Google Analytics team

Jorge took to twitter to comment that “the end is near.”, to make light of the situation.

G Suite Status Dashboard says “no issues” for Google Analytics

It seems Google’s own service status dashboard is reporting incorrect data regarding Google Analytics, as the service is flagged as “green”, meaning “no issues”. Seems like the Google Analytics team has tons of work to do today.

G Suite Status Dashboard says "no issues" for Google Analytics
G Suite Status Dashboard says “no issues” for Google Analytics

Update: Keep watching this space for more information as the situation develops.

Youtube seems to be facing outage as well, along with Search Indexing and other Google services

 

Seems like Google isn’t the only one, Snapchat is also down

Most Snapchat users have taken to twitter to express their frustration and anger. Tory tweeted a self-deprecating joke, “Snapchat is down and I don’t know what to do with my life. #imaloser.”

Who is to be blamed?

It is not clear whether Analytics is down due to an update made by the development team or if this is a widespread attack on various online services like Snapchat, Shopify and Google.

Keep watching this space for more updates as the story develops.