Well, it seems news of Google Analytics broke this morning and that broke Google Analytics.
Google has a note posted stating:

Google Analytics has experienced extremely strong demand, and as a result, we have temporarily limited the number of new signups as we increase capacity. In the meantime, please submit your name and email address and we will notify you as soon as we are ready to add new accounts. Thank you for your patience.

I guess that just goes to show you that even Google can be caught a little unprepared.
Right now I’m curious about their beta strategies. Some things Google works on- like Google Local – seem to be in beta forever (Google Local just recently stopped showing “beta”). GMail is still in beta after more than a year, but I never found Google Analytics in beta. Interesting.
Something new in beta that I forgot to mention in yesterday’s post is Google Base. Watch for some future posts from me on Google Base.