Tracking time of access with Google Analytics

by Ulf on January 21st, 2009

A friend recently asked me if it was possible to use Google Analytics (GA) to report on the distribution of the hour of the day at which visitors drop by his web site. Nothing fine-grained, just a number from 0 to 23 along with the number of visits during that hour. Having recently read a blog post on how to use GA to detect the browser’s installed JRE version with some custom JavaScript, I figured this shouldn’t be too hard.