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GA is NOT active. How do I check its status with Firebug? (3 posts)

  1. bobjones
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Although I see the code in my header, my Google Analytics account page says the code is not active on my site. I'm getting the yellow warning symbol there.

    These instructions in the GA plugin settings indicate I can confirm tracking by checking the code with Firebug:

    If you want to confirm that tracking on your blog is working as it should, enable this option and check the console in Firebug (for Firefox)

    Check the code where? From the front page of my site? From the GA admin page? Where, Yoast? Firebug is for checking html and css. How is it supposed to confirm that GA is active, anyway?

  2. bobjones
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Went back in to the GA plugin settings and did the manual installation. GA now shows status as green.

    I'd still like clarification on tracking confirmation, though.

    Thanks!

  3. keepkalm
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    If you want to see if Google Analytics is firing you should get this extension for Chrome or Live Headers for Firefox.

    There is a console in Firebug, but it isn't as easy to understand as the others I linked here.

    It will show you the cookie, js and _utm.gif those are what GA uses to track visitors.

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