I received numerous requests for a free Yahoo Analytics account, following my last post. Receptional originally offered me just two accounts for nowEurope readers, but they liked the response so much they decided to extend that offer.
Unfortunately, Receptional have already run out of free accounts for July (Yahoo provides a monthy quota to their web analytics consultants). If you want to claim your account, you need to hit this page early in August.
Apparently, the service is in beta while Yahoo upgrades its server infrastructure to meet the anticipated demand of free, real-time web analytics. When I was a part of Indextools (now Yahoo Web Analytics) back in 2005, we all watched with glee as Google’s free analytics service collapsed under the unexpectedly high demand. I haven’t seen any announcement, but presumably YWA will be launched to the public this Fall.