I do have Google Analytics account but... I have 35+ (mine and others) sites i would like to keep tabs on but thats not the main issue its more or less ive seen some lag times with google on loading pages.
Yeah you're right about load times. i was running regular stats and google analytics side by side for a few months. I finally stopped because the google stats code slowed the site down waiting for it to finish.
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