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Google Analytics for WordPress

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

12 reviews
Average Rating
4 stars
4.3 out of 5 stars
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1 star
Could NEVER Get to Authenticate
By , for WP 3.9.1

Could never get it to work. Spent a lot of time trying to get it to authenticate. Continued to get an error message. Big ADS from developer, Yoast advertising they could take this aggravation away for $179 were agitating. Don't waste your time. Disappointing.
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1 star
tracking own web visits
By , for WP 3.9

At first sight this looks a very good plugin and I am sure it does lots of useful things. However for, the one basic and most important thing is to avoid tracking my own visits.

I would have thought this was a pretty obvious need for most people but there seems nothing in FAQ or support documents that clearly tells you what to do.I have now spent hours of time trying to figure this out and have all but given up.

For that reason I cannot recommend this plugin to anyone else- especially a relative beginner such as myself.

1 star
It works, but inserts advertising into your WP settings
By , for WP 3.8.1

It works, but it inserted huge(!), unsightly and annoying ads into my WordPress settings. The last thing I want in the settings for my own site are ads!

However, one of the ads was to come and rate the plugin, so I did. Because of that specific ad they get 1 star. If there were no ads, I would have rated this plugin more highly.

Switching to another plugin that shows more respect for users.

1 star
no need
By , for WP 3.8.1

I don't see the need to be tracked by Yoast.
Standard analytics would be enough. Thanks anyway

1 star
Custom GA script and hidden tracking
By ,

This is a decent plugin if it were using OOB GA tracking. The callback to https://tracking.yoast.com is also a bit concerning.

1 star
Google Analytics for WordPress
By , for WP 3.8

I get an error message anytime I attempt to authenticate with Google.

1 star
Broken in new sites on multisite installation
By , for WP 3.7.1

This has been broken for up to a year now? In the forum discussion there was a work around suggested:

change this:

if ( !isset( $ga_admin ) )
$ga_admin = new GA_Admin();
$ga_admin->set_defaults();

to this:

if ( !isset($ga_admin) && class_exists('GA_Admin') )
$ga_admin = new GA_Admin();
if ($ga_admin) $ga_admin->set_defaults();

1 star
Dishonest tracking.
By ,

Claims "By allowing us to track anonymous data we can better help you, because we know with which WordPress configurations, themes and plugins we should test. No personal data will be submitted."

And then send your site_url and blogname along with user, post and comment counts.

1 star
Not really worth.
By ,

Just edit template and insert GA block...

1 star
Terrible Support
By , for WP 3.4.2

The plugin works fine - but the support for the plugin is terrible. I have tried on multiple occasions to post support questions and after a month or longer they go unanswered. When you look at other posts for help - their questions are unanswered as well. You go to the Yoast website and they refer you back to this support forum. It's a terrible problem. I have Yoast installed on probably 25 websites or more right now and I am considering switching them all to something that offers so kind of support - and in a timely manner.

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