I see some pretty negative reviews, but in my experience this tool has been very useful and friendly. I'm not sure what the chatter about commercialization and ads are all about, I don't see any issues and it doesn't seem overbearing, what little there is.
I'm giving this four stars because there have been some technical issues along the way for the several years I've used it.
Simply will not connect with Google. Most user unfriendly piece of software I have used. Uninstalled and installed again. Hate Google. Hate the analyticator. Very frustrating experience overall.
Sleazy or just desperate? - a menu item leading to a screen full of advertising for the developer's other plugins, plus this offer begging for your e-mail address:
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I really love this plugin. First of all, because it adds a stats pane to the WP Dashboard. Okay, there aren't so many options. But honestly, if I want to see all that, I go to the real GA dashboard. Plugins that provide such insight slow WP almost always down anyway. So why bother? It is fast and only provides the neccessary info. I.e. you can see site stats, realtime stats, which pages were most viewed and most interestig for me: referrers! That is why I can recommend this very much. I don't understand why it has so little good reviews... you don't know what's good people... Thank you so much you made this, all the other bloated plugins annoyed me very very much. Maybe I should say I only use this for the nice stats as an alternative to WP.com, Jetpack and all the other heavy slow plugins nobody needs... awesome! Kudos!
This was a useful plugin for a long time, but the focus switched to strongly to commercialisation. GADWP has better functionality and isn't intrusive.
started nagging about needing pro version, demanded access to my google account, fuck that, uninstall
Very disappointed with this plugin. The plugin decided to die two months ago and i lost all my analytics :(
I upgraded the plugin to the latest version and it didn't fix the problem.
The problem is that it is not picking up my Google ID.
This is the error msg:
There was an Analytics API service error 403: Error calling GET https://www.googleapis.com/analytics/v3/management/accounts/%7Eall/webproperties:
I cannot insert my Google ID.
I found online and it appeared this problem occured two years ago (bc the their Google API hit the limit of 50,000). I don't know if it is the same problem but no time to figure it out. I am going to use another plugin.
I've been using Google Analyticator for years on a couple sites just because it seemed cool to add it directly through the CMS. The latest update, sadly, breaks. My first experience was after clicking update to 18.104.22.168. When I clicked on Settings, it went to a page that said "You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page." I disabled it.
In a brand new site, I figured I'd try the latest update to see if it would work. I ran it for a full day and no traffic data, kept checking settings, everything seemed OK. Again I had to disable the plug-in.
The reality is, Google Analytics is a much safer way to go and has a few different methods of incorporating the tracking code depending on your needs, including the new Google Tag Manager.
For those of you who don't use FTP, just get your Tracking Code from Google Analytics, go to the Editor in WordPress, find header.php, and paste right before the closing </head> tag. (This is where Google suggests putting it, not the footer, but that's another story.)
I've just realised the program has stopped producing results and is messing up the WordPress control panel - complaining about CURL not being available on the latest 5.5 PHP... I've had to disable Analyticator on all my sites.
What's with the in-your-face text ad on MY control panel? Sorry, unacceptable. This plugin is gone from all of my sites now. I don't believe the owner /creator/programmer of the plugin can be trusted to keep our data safe , private and intact since they are so willing to sell out for a little advertising.
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