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Google Analytics by MonsterInsights

Connect Google Analytics with WordPress by adding your Google Analytics tracking code. Get the stats that matter.

Google Analytics Plugin for WordPress

The Google Analytics for WordPress by MonsterInsights allows you to track your blog easily and always stays up to date with the newest features in Google Analytics.

MonsterInsights is the most popular Google Analytics plugin for WordPress with roughly 11 million downloads.

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Full list of features:

  • Simple installation through integration with Google Analytics API: authenticate, select the site you want to track and you're done.
  • This plugin uses the universal or the asynchronous Google Analytics tracking code, the fastest and most reliable tracking code Google Analytics offers.
  • Gives you incredibly nice visitor metric dashboards right in your WordPress install.
  • Option to enable demographics and interest reports.
  • Outbound link & downloads tracking.
    • Configurable options to track outbound links either as pageviews or as events.
    • Option to track just downloads as pageviews or events in Google Analytics.
    • Option to track internal links with a particular format as outbound links, very useful for affiliate links that start with /out/, for instance.
  • Possibility to ignore any user level and up, so all editors and higher for instance.
  • Option to anonymize IP's for use in countries with stricter privacy regulations.
  • Tracking of your search result pages and 404 pages.
  • Full debug mode, including Firebug lite and ga_debug.js for debugging Google Analytics issues. > Development on GitHub
    > The development of Google Analytics by MonsterInsights takes place on GitHub. Bugs and pull requests are welcomed there. For support, you have two options: either buy the premium version of Google Analytics by MonsterInsights, this will give you access to our support team, or refer to the forums.

Note for Beginners

Like all WordPress plugins, Google Analytics by MonsterInsights is only available for self-hosted WordPress sites. This means you will need to switch from WordPress.com to WordPress.org if you want to use this plugin on your WordPress site.

For more details, see this infographic on self hosted WordPress.org vs free WordPress.com

Credits

This plugin is created by Chris Christoff and Syed Balkhi with sponsorship from WPBeginner.

What's Next

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Requires: 3.9 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.6
Last Updated: 3 weeks ago
Active Installs: 1+ million

Ratings

3.9 out of 5 stars

Support

15 of 32 support threads in the last two months have been marked resolved.

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