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Universal Analytics Support (37 posts)

  1. Christiaan Conover
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Is adding support for Universal Analytics on the roadmap? Since apparently this will be a forced change by Google and appears to require new tracking code, it seems like something that will need to be addressed.

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/google-analytics-for-wordpress/

  2. mtuergan
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Exactly, this is what we are looking for as well.

  3. jodzeee
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    I'm curious too. Thanks!

  4. Tamas Ratkai
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Also waiting for that function. Would be awesome.

  5. lwyndham
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    +1 Please

  6. keikoblue
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    I am looking for a solution to this as well. It surprises me that Yoast folks have not issued any mention of universal analytics, since their plugin is one of the most popular. I may be forced to switch to an alternative soon. A response from them would be greatly appreciated.

  7. anuruddha94
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    me too waiting for that update. Google universal analytic is essential now. pls update it soon

  8. spectrum247
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    I wonder if anyone else in considering uninstalling this plugin in favor of the plugin called "Google Universal Analytics plugin" I would prefer not to go through this process so I plan to wait another few weeks to see if the GA for WP plugin supports the change but would like to hear what others are saying

  9. tim_lb
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    I'm hoping that the reason for the delay is because some major upgrade is being created, but I think it would be great to have some response from Yoast about that. Incorporating GTM might be exciting.

    As things are at the moment, I am getting nervous that the GA tracking plugin is not going to be developed.

  10. lwyndham
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    I have not got this to work - please see the support topic called Demographics and Interest Reports in Google Analytics for fruther information.

  11. devoninternational
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Does anyone know exactly when the switch to Universal will be? Would love to have an answer to if this plugin will by updated for it by the time of the Google Universal release, all my developer friends and contacts have the same question and are getting ready to switch plugins...

  12. wordscant
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    I am looking forward to that too, as this plugin is awesome!
    I guess it is not easy to develope it.

  13. Liv2Day.com
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    +1!

  14. quidprocrow
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    It's clear that Yoast is working on a beta V5 of Google Analytics for WordPress. I just looked at his home page source. Of course, no word on when it debuts.

  15. tim_lb
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Thank you. That's very encouraging news. I'm very impressed by Yoast's products and attitude, so I'm not keen to switch in the long term.

  16. zeninho
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    I am also bit concerned about stability of this plugin regarding universal analytics and new event tracking code. Since code is changed, I assume that everyone with new universal tracking code can't use this plugin? Can anyone explain how it works now?

  17. Liv2Day.com
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Under 'property settings' turn on the settings.

    Go to the plugin, turn on 'advanced settings'.
    Scroll down to 'Host ga.js locally:' + turn it on.

    A new field appears, enter this: https://stats.g.doubleclick.net/dc.js

    Save.

    Now go back to GA to the report section, go to 'Audience' > 'Demographics' > 'Overview'. Now 'skip validation'.

    Data should be available in 24h.

  18. anuruddha94
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Hi guys I think yoast is testing his universal analytics on his website. this is the proof. I got this code from YOAST.COM page source. Just right click and you can see the source code. Cheers guys.

    `<script type="text/javascript">//<![CDATA[
    // Google Analytics for WordPress by Yoast v5 beta - | http://yoast.com/wordpress/google-analytics/
    (function (i, s, o, g, r, a, m) {
    i['GoogleAnalyticsObject'] = r;
    i[r] = i[r] || function () {
    (i[r].q = i[r].q || []).push(arguments)
    }, i[r].l = 1 * new Date();
    a = s.createElement(o),
    m = s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];
    a.async = 1;
    a.src = g;
    m.parentNode.insertBefore(a, m)
    })(window, document, 'script', '//www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js', 'ga');

    ga( 'create', 'UA-317889-17' );
    ga( 'send', 'pageview' );
    //]]></script>`

  19. rhythmdoctor
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    also eagerly anticipating this +1

  20. mcfmullen
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    I asked him through his contact form. His answer was they don't offer support for free plugins. I asked a simple yes or no question, not a support question.

    "Does the plugin support Universal analytics?"

    If this is the kind of bull answer you get when asking a simple yes or no question, again, NOT a support question then I have no interest in it.

  21. B_Dark
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    +1 Please

  22. madaboutu
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    Hopefully considering the widespread use of his product, this will be a natural progression for it to cater for Universal.

    My only concern lately is that most of the new stuff coming from YOAST HQ seems to be paid for, and since their revenue model takes hold I wonder if this has resulted in less features for the free stuff.

    Of course they need to make money, but hopefully not for something like this. I personally buy some Premium stuff from Yoast and am happy with that - but have found their developer pricing structure way too high and so have opted for alternative solutions in some areas where I want client wide things.

  23. Mickey Kay
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

  24. tim_lb
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    That's great news. And the explanation makes a lot of sense to me.

  25. mcfmullen
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    It does not excuse his indignation of the support forums and his utter lack of reassurance that such support is even coming at all.

  26. reverbstudios
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    Just transferred to Universal Analytics today as it comes out of beta...will see what happens with this plugin in a day or two!

  27. shamrockoz
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    Anyone know how/where to insert the following in this plugin?

    In GA, under Demographics - I see the following note -:

    Your Demographics and Interest Reports have been enabled, but your Analytics tracking code does not include the necessary support to show them. Learn more about the simple, one-line, one-time change to your tracking code to add this support.

    This script they are referring to is -:

    <script>
    (function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i['GoogleAnalyticsObject']=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){
    (i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o),
    m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];a.async=1;a.src=g;m.parentNode.insertBefore(a,m)
    })(window,document,'script','//www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js','ga');
    ga('create', 'UA-XXXXXX-XX', 'example.com');
    ga('require', 'displayfeatures'); <== New line of code
    ga('send', 'pageview');
    </script>

    Does anyone know where to add this new line of code?

    ga('require', 'displayfeatures');

    Appreciated.

  28. sfrangos
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    @shamrokoz - you cannot insert it in Yoast's Analytics plugin, hence all of this on the thread wondering about an update.

    @Mickey Kay -- the Yoast comment you posted (thanks) -- http://www.hostgarou.com/blog/wordpress/google-analytics-wordpress-support-universal-analytics/ -- is dated, so I checked a couple of other places for us:

    1) NO REPORT on plans for this at the official WP repository (no roadmap): https://wordpress.org/plugins/google-analytics-for-wordpress/

    2) NO ROADMAP/COMMENTS at his official site for the plugin: https://yoast.com/wordpress/plugins/google-analytics/

    Why? I get it that it is expensive and impossible to answer every support request for free -- but why no publishing of an approximate roadmap date for this very key functionality? Why do we have to hunt for an obscure website to get any word from Yoast? Sure, handling free support is not a great option (been there, done that), but on the other hand, Yoast owes most of his success to the free venue AND forum here at WordPress.org, right?

    Like others, I have my eye on the competition -- if the competing plugins are good, they should easily and efficiently be able to outdo the Yoast team on good communication practices. Still waiting for Yoast to update us here so we don't all have to take to Social Media with the lamentations... ie. #YoastCommunicationFail

  29. brodydorland
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    +1 overall - Just had to go with the old-fashioned method for now (GA's UA code in my header file).

    Note to anyone that needs cross domain tracking (same GA profile for multiple domains/subdomains), you'll need to adjust your code snippet a bit implementing this manually.

    P.S. - Hello Mr. Frangos.

    Brody @ DivvyHQ.com

  30. sfrangos
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    Hail Mr. Dorland -

    Any downside you can think of? Right now, the lack of a basic response from the YOast team, when they got where they are by using the free open source plugin marketplace afforded by the WordPress team, is very frustrating. I may just do it as you are doing it.

    Cheers -
    Scott
    #YoastCommunicationFail

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