Google Analytics Update

Google pushed an update to Analytics recently and changed the graphing feature just a little bit.  It really drives me crazy, actually, for such a stupid thing.  Before in Analytics, if you chose to display a subset of a month, this week for instance, it should show you the graph of the entire month and highlight the week you have selected.  This way you can still get a grasp of trends this week versus previous weeks, and it just looks nice.

 

Google Analytics Before
See, at a glance you can see “oh, neat we had a little peak this week”, or “oh it looks like traffic sucks on the weekends, peaks on Wednesday and cycles that way”, but this Wednesday was better than most.
For whatever reason, it no longer works this way.  It just shows the range you have selected and spreads it out across the graph.  For instance, if you select just one day it shows just one dot.  A single dot on a line graph is not really a graph anymore.  It is absurdly useless.
Analytics today

 

It may just be that I am not used to the change, but I hate it so far.
Analytics Today
Just thumbs down, really.

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