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[resolved] Pro and Analytics (5 posts)

  1. Geoff_A
    Posted 1 year ago #


    Is it okay if Thesis installs the Analytics tracking code? How does tracking work? Once enabled, can I set a goal to track my redirection, /get/? Should I use destination or event tracking in Analytics?

    Also, what is extended tracking in Pretty Link?


  2. cartpauj
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Geoff,
    Pretty Links will not work with Thesis GA tracking. You'll need to use one of the listed plugins for GA in the settings. GA by Yoast is a good one.

    Extended tracking just tracks more information about each hit. Such as referrer info, etc. Extended tracking can fill up your database quickly though, so you should avoid it. Actually, if you use a GA plugin to track your links, you can turn it to Simple click counting mode instead.

  3. Geoff_A
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hmmm one more reason for me to switch themes. Thanks.

  4. Geoff_A
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Woooo, finally got off the Thesis bandwagon :)

    Just to clarify: GA by Yoast has an option to track internal links as outbound (e.g. all /get/ links). Is this the same as "Enable Google Analytics" in Pretty link? Is it pointless to have both of these enabled, or do they work together?

  5. cartpauj
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    If you have a link on the page and you have enabled that option in GA then it will be tracked. If you do that + enable the GA for the link in PLP, it could be tracked twice … I'm guessing :)

    I'm pretty sure if you are tracking all internal links as outbound then you may not need to enable GA on your links in PLP.

    But you may have to just play around with it a bit to be sure. Would love to hear what you find out.

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