How do I add a website to Google Analytics that has urchin code tracking?

Today I was making some changes for a client to an outdated website that I created for them back in 2003. Actually this one was likely a 2005 incarnation considering all the Flash that was involved in it and the design style I used to have. I came across some good, old fashioned Google Analytics Urchin code.

You know the old school stuff when they first acquired Urchin Tracker. Here’s the code snippet:

<script src="http://www.google-analytics.com/urchin.js" type="text/javascript">
</script>
<script type="text/javascript">// < ![CDATA[
_uacct = "UA-XXXXX-2";
urchinTracker();
// ]]></script>

Where the XXXXX is actually my account number. Now here’s the problem. I still use that account number for a number of sites, but the domain in question isn’t showing in my list of sites. I’d be happy to upgrade the outdated urchin.js code to the new Google Analytics code.

<script type="text/javascript">// < ![CDATA[
var _gaq = _gaq || [];
_gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-XXXXX-2']);
_gaq.push(['_trackPageview']);

(function() {
var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true;
ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js';
var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s);
})();
// ]]></script>

My concern though is that I would like to have access to the historical data. I’m sure that it’s still recording it somewhere. When I decide to add the site it creates a new id for the site (i.e. instead of -2 it’s -45).

So my question I guess is this:

How do I add a website to Google Analytics that has urchin code tracking?

Hopefully some geniuses that are attending PubCon this week in Las Vegas will be able to help me out with an answer.

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Everything you wanted to know about SEO & SEM people

I’ve got something going on in my head. Most people consider that obvious, but to me it’s thought. And I’m starting to think a little more. I’m in the process of working on a new site at Marshall Stevenson.ca and have determined that it will be a little more professional in nature while keeping the 360aday.com site more personal. I know, it’s probably not the way you’d think it makes sense, but it’s how it makes sense to me as I work to personally brand myself a little better.

I’m wanting to try something a little different…even though it’s been done before to some extent. I’m going to focus on people I know and have met in the SEO & SEM industries to start. It’s an area of interest to me and one that I’m passionate about. In fact what I’d like to do is a few interviews with them. That’s where you come in.

I’m looking to find out

  • Who you’d like me to interview
  • Questions you’d like me to ask
  • How often you think I should bug them
  • And anything else

I’m headed to SMX Advanced in Seattle at the beginning of June and there will be a lot of key people there…and I plan to chat with them.

I know you have questions and now’s your time to ask them. Please leave your questions and interview nominees as a comment or tweet them to me. I don’t think it’s a lot to ask but I hope you’ll help.

Thanks in advance.

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