Less than a week after we implored Yahoo to offer newly acquired IndexTools’ web analytics for free, it appears it’s doing just that.
Now, before everyone bails on this post and rushes over to the IndexTools web site, there’s a caveat to the offer.
As explained on the IndexTools blog, IndexTools is currently only being offered free to current partners and only if they accept a new Yahoo agreement.
Today we will communicate that we’ll require our partners and clients to accept a new standard Yahoo! agreement and that Yahoo! (we) currently intends to provide the service FREE of charge to clients and partners who accept the Yahoo! Agreement. It is however important to note that our clients and partners must accept this agreement to continue using the service.
I have no idea what the new agreement includes. Maybe you have to swear never to use another Google product, for "so long as you both shall live?"
Still, it’s exciting to see that we might get another free analytics tool to compete with Google Analytics. I know the purists will scream to keep it a paid service, but I’m a cheapskate, so free works for me!
If you’ve received the new Yahoo agreement, let me know if there’s anything ominous about it. Thanks!