Google Analytics for WordPress

3 votes

The Google Analytics for WordPress plugin allows you to track your blog easily and with lots of metadata.

Check out the Google Analytics for WordPress video:

Full list of features:

  • Simple installation through integration with Google Analytics API: authenticate, select the site you want to track and you’re done.
  • This plugin uses the asynchronous Google Analytics tracking code, the fastest and most reliable tracking code Google Analytics offers.
  • Option to manually place the tracking code in another location.
  • Automatic Google Analytics site speed tracking.
  • Outbound link & downloads tracking.

    • Configurable options to track outbound links either as pageviews.
    • Option to track just downloads as pageviews in Google Analytics.
  • Allows usage of custom variables in Google Analytics to track meta data on pages. Support for the following custom variables:

    • Author
    • Single category and / or multiple categories
    • Post type (especially useful if you use custom post types)
    • Logged in users
    • Publication Year
    • Tags
  • Possibility to ignore any user level and up, so all editors and higher for instance.
  • Easily connect your Google AdSense and Google Analytics accounts.
  • Option to tag links with Google Analytics campaign tracking, with the option to use hashes (#).
  • Option anonymize IP’s, for use in countries like Germany.
  • Full debug mode, including Firebug lite and ga_debug.js for debugging Google Analytics issues.
  • Allow local hosting of ga.js file.
  • Tracking of search engines not included in Google Analytics default tracking.
  • Tracking of login and registration forms.

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  1. I don’t believe this currently works (Shopp 1.2.3 and Google Analytics for WordPress 4.2.4), Yoast’s code targets the 1.0 and 1.1 branches … although it doesn’t break anything it doesn’t add much either with Shopp 1.2.

    August 27th   #

  2. Any updates here?

    October 12th   #

  3. I installed this last week and all of a sudden the tracking graph went flat on the analytics dashboard I have installed. I think that it still isn’t working properly.

    February 3rd   #

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