Watch this video from the Google Analytics homepage. Is Google Analytics now just a feature of Google AdWords?
The problem seems to be that Google’s interest in Urchin Software Corporation was limited to its SaaS offering. Google has since developed Urchin On Demand into a complete analytics suite, and given its ease-of-use and cost (“free”), it’s amazingly popular. The problem is that Urchin’s other analytic tools have been ignored since the acquisition took place, but they weren’t supposed to be.
Urchin’s most successful analytics software was a server-based log analysis suite simply labeled “Urchin.” Urchin 5 came in a variety of flavors, priced according to tiers. It could be had for under $1,000, or you could easily pay more than $10,000, depending on the features and support you needed.