Google Analytics, Maps, Drive and Other Services Still Impacted by YouTube Ban
5 years ago
Google services that are severely impacted on various ISPs in Pakistan include:
- Google Maps
- Google Drive
- Google Analytics
- Google Docs
- Google Image Search
- Google Plus
- Play Store on Android Devices
- Google Apps (Gmail, Sync, Maps, or any other app from Google) on Android Devices
It is still unclear that what procedures or filtering techniques were adopted by ISPs to block YouTube, but seemingly Internet Service Providers are yet to resolve the issue and various Google Services are still not fully accessible in the country.
How to Resolve This:
Since it is not clear that how long this YouTube ban will last, users showed concerns for inaccessibility of Google Service on which they rely heavily.
Google Analytics Reporting Incorrect (and Reduced) Data:
One of the services that is inaccessible, and has worried many webmasters, is Google Analytics. As you may know that Google Analtyics uses a java script code that helps the analytics software to show website traffic analytics to website admins.
However, during this ban the Google analytics file is not loading on various ISPs (due to the reasons mentioned above) for which Google Analytics eventually ends up not counting the visitors and resulting into lower reporting.
Websites, with major Pakistani traffic, are showing lower traffic stats, I have confirmed with multiple webmasters. It is advised to used any alternate Analytics system during this service disruption.
It merits mentioning here that Google DFP and Adsense are working fine till now.
Checklist for Webmasters in Pakistan
Experts have suggested to remove Google Analytics, Google Plus, Google Maps and other Google Services from websites, since the slow load time and inaccessibility of Google files may cause other complications.
Webmasters are advised to remove Google Services one by one to see if the website completes loading in usual time or not. If not then check for service which is causing loading delays.
Google Traffic from Pakistan After YouTube Ban:
Here is how Google reports about its traffic coming from Pakistan: