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Google Analyticator

Easily view your Google Analytics and real-time statistics inside WordPress! Makes it super simple to add your tracking code too.

20 reviews
Average Rating
3.7 out of 5 stars
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Too intrusive
By ,

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.

By , for WP 4.3.1

started nagging about needing pro version, demanded access to my google account, fuck that, uninstall

Died on me for no reason at all.
By , for WP 4.3.1

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.

Latest update breaks tracking
By , for WP 4.3.1

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 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.)

Intrusive ads, farewell
By , for WP 4.2.4

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.

One of the best until backend "SumoMe" ads showed up!
By , for WP 4.2.4

I considered this plugin perfect for integrating Google Analytics reports into the dashboard. However the past month has seen it irritate and anger the people that have it installed and generating many 1 star reviews.

The developer really needs to reconsider their approach, I understand this was probably a lucrative deal for you in support of your work in bringing this plugin to the masses but the way you went about it was abhorrent. A little more subtelty can go a long way, even a text ad below the Dashboard widget would have been better received and probably converted better as well.

1 star because of "Get SumoMe WordPress Plugin"
By , for WP 4.2.3

Great plugin, and now the author has removed the ad I am happy to rate this this 5 star again.

Extremely annoying ads
By ,

Extremely annoying ads. Going to switch to another plugin.

Dismiss and go to settings?
By , for WP 4.2.2

Adding a one-time ad as an update notice in the backend is one thing but making the dismiss button "dismiss and go to settings" is something I have never seen done before. Not cool dude, here's a 1 star review.

If my SEO guy didn't explicitly want to use this plugin I would ditch it for another.

Needs work / attention
By , for WP 4.2.1

I manage 50+ WordPress sites every month, and run lots of marketing campaigns on them. I'm perfectly happy to pay for a pro plugin if it means I get a pro product.

This looked like the right tool to use for a handful of current projects, plus more in the future.

I pulled my wallet out and headed over to http://www.analyticatorpro.com/ to buy the pro plugin.

First impressions:
- Slides were being cropped
- Typos on the page ("Lean more" instead of "Learn more")
- No support forum
- No contact page
- Circular links on the feature blurbs (ie all four selling point icons just link back to the homepage. Why make them links?!)
... Ok... confidence rapidly evaporating... now the deal breaker:
- Of the two links to the pro plugin, the one that didn't just link back to the homepage went to a 404 error (http://www.analyticatorpro.com/pro/)

I appreciate that things might be running on a lean budget, but I couldn't even find a way to let you know discretely (ie a contact page). So here I am publishing this on a support thread instead.

When I came to the support forum here, I saw "1 of 12 support threads resolved in the last two months".

Sad face.

This kind of plugin attracts serious businesses with serious budgets. You could be making good coin from this. But the wallet is now back in my pocket.

If you've moved on to other projects, then make it known so we can look elsewhere.

Good luck getting some of this worked out.

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