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Google Analytics by Yoast

Track your WordPress site easily and with lots of metadata: views per author & category, automatic tracking of outbound clicks and pageviews.

223 reviews
Average Rating
4 stars
4.3 out of 5 stars
5 stars
It works, no fuss, no muss.
By , for WP 3.9.2

Great plugin. Requires very little configuration and it just works. Outbound link tracking works well and provides very valuable data.

4 stars
Must be update
By , for WP 3.9.2

Must be update for new analytics code and need options to demographic reports

5 stars
I can't think of a reason NOT to want this
By ,

The plugin works flawlessly, super simple to install and use. i only wish all WordPress plugins would be implemented as great. Nice work!

5 stars
Sporadically Intuitive, Not Kept Current
By , for WP 3.9.2

Likes:
The SEO red, yellow, green on posts.

Dislikes:
So many pages, so little clarity. Yoast needs a writer and UX Designer.
No modeling of how things should be done, just - hey here is a random form field to enter something into.

Problems:
XML Sitemap issues - major problems here.
Does not work with Demographics and Interest Reports for Google Analytics - you can't update your GA code to get the benefit of this. There is a "fix" that I found, but it does not work.

3 stars
Does the job
By , for WP 3.9.2

Use this plugin on a couple wordpress sites. The only issue I have, is no support for Universal Analytics; I've read it's in the works, but I feel at this point, it should be an option for those of us who want to use it.

5 stars
Great
By , for WP 3.9.2

works great

5 stars
Very easy to use
By , for WP 3.9.1

I tried a few of these "simple" plugins for Google analytics. This one is by far the easiest to use and edit. Just type in the UA code and that's it. Thanks so much for putting this plugin out.

4 stars
Great but needs an update
By , for WP 3.9.1

As others have expressed the plugin needs to be brought up to date with Google Analytics latest features. I installed this on my accountancy site a few years ago, and it's pretty good otherwise though.

1 star
After deinstall it's still working, cant't stop it
By , for WP 3.9.1

It's still breaking other Tracking code i.e. Tag Manager.

4 stars
Warning - adds it's own analytics code to your site by default
By , for WP 3.9.1

We assumed this was just bringing reporting into the WordPress CMS, and already had GA code in our header. However this plugin once installed adds it's own tracking code by default. You can turn this off, but it is not clear, and double analytics code on your site makes certain stats (bounce rate, time on page, number of page views, etc) seem unrealistically positive.

Other than this oversight - it's great and very useful.

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