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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.

15 reviews
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4 stars
4.3 out of 5 stars
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4 stars
Must be update
By , for WP 3.9.2

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

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.

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.

4 stars
No Universal Analytics Update
By , for WP 3.9.1

I really loved this plugin. Apparently it takes care of major Google analytics tweaks. I used this plugin in my blog for couple of years.

But the the only problem with this plugin is : UPDATES, yup! it gets New Google analytics updates very later stage such as Universal Analytics Update. After release Yoast SEO plugins still haven't updated with UA not even remarketing facility.

Yes, I know this plugin is free but who doesn't loves to stay updated. I think unlike me many are also waiting for the update.

4 stars
Nice Plugin - Poor Communication
By , for WP 3.9.1

What about Universal Analytics? It's a simple question that Yoast could handle in a couple of primary locations:

  1. At this official repository page for the plugin
  2. At his official plugin page on his site, where a roadmap would be helpful
  3. No one is asking for a set timeline, but why make us hunt for a comment on an obscure site -- http://www.hostgarou.com/blog/wordpress/google-analytics-wordpress-support-universal-analytics/

    I had rated this 5-stars, but can no longer do so since Yoast refuses to post a simply quick answer on the support threads here where many users have been asking. We're not asking for ongoing support, and I understand that is expensive -- just a responsive roadmap for a key Google component.

    Until Yoast and team decide that minimal communication is important, I will downgrade the rating and look for alternative plugins (HINT -- Developers... there's an opportunity in the market here)

4 stars
Nice and simple tool
By ,

This made it really easy to add the analytics code without having to worry about the code getting lost when we updated themes. There was a little hiccup when Universal Analytics came out with tracking, but all seems to be working now.

4 stars
Nice, really, but...
By , for WP 3.9

It is a nice plugin, and it does what it is supposed to do. There are just some -admittedly idiosyncratic for me- annoyances.
First the end user documentation. It could be better, not all of us admins are familiar with Google's intricacies.
And then there is the insistence of the plugin that I take a tour. I click it away some 2 or 3 times a day. I took the tour, and once is really enough.
Ah, and localization. That would be nice. (I'll send mine for Dutch after I've done it Joost).

Apart from that, it offers good functionality. Even one I haven't found elsewhere, the ability to exclude logged in users, above a specified level.

4 stars
makkelijk laden en instellen
By ,

Zo de installatie was makkelijk, nbu nog kijken hoe het gaat werken

4 stars
If only it did Universal Analytics!
By , for WP 3.7.1

A simple to use plugin with lots of potential though I have deducted a star as it has no Universal Analytics support

4 stars
Will be 5 star when it supports Universal Analytics
By ,

This has been the plugin I recommend to everyone up until now. It really is the best, I think.

At the moment I'm having to look round for an alternative which uses analytics.js instead of ga.js because it seems daft not to have the speed improvements (and maybe some of the extra functions).

I'm hoping an upgrade is on the way

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