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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.

357 reviews
Average Rating
3.9 out of 5 stars
Great Analytics Plugin
By , for WP 4.5.3

This is a great Plugin for Google Analytics. We use it on our Auto Rims eCommerce website and it works great. We especially like the dashboard widgets.

Good Plugin!
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Nice to have this.

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Working great. Just be aware that the default setting won't insert the code for administrators.

Just don't work anymore
By , for WP 4.5.2

Used the yoast version for years - not without any issues, but always solved - on all my sites. This one just don't work. Maybe it's a clash with another plugin but I can't spend hours to check out on 20+ websites what is causing the drama.

Besides: free does not mean 'free to ask you for money on every occasion we can find'.

could've been better
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it works, but there are some features that could've been omitted and it slows my site too. :(

Too Many Errors
By , for WP 4.5.2

Will simply not work.

Slows website down by approx 2 seconds
By , for WP 4.5.2

Really disappointed by this plugin, we had issues with the switchover where it deactivated itself and now we are finding that it severely impacting on page load time.
After much experimentation it appears that having the "Allow tracking of anonymous data" turned on adds 2 seconds onto site loading time!

This is the last straw, we are now going to remove it from 70 client websites.
You never truly appreciate Yoast till it's gone.

Failed to track events
By , for WP 4.5.2

I just noticed that events (outbound link clicks) are not tracked properly (GA only reports a handful of them compared to the actual expected numbers). I could not see any event tracking code when inspecting the page's source code, nor recording a session with GA Tag Manager.

Not sure if this is related to the change of ownership but please test this feature thoroughly. In the meantime I have switched to Google Analytics Dashboard for WP which looks great.

Can't authenticate
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That's pretty much it.

Rather Unpleasant Transition
By , for WP 4.5.2

I oversee several larger scale e-commerce sites which all have been using this plugin for at least a year. Recently MonsterInsites has acquired the property rights from Yoast, and with it caused quite a bit of trouble for me :P

For starters, upon this new ownership, it would seem that everyone using the plugin had to endure quite a load of updates. Much of which seemed pointless and more brand-related, neglecting the current customer-base. I have even noticed the logo on the backend being drastically changed ATLEAST 2 times (so much so that I was getting requests that clients were not able to find the plugin!!!).

More recently an update was rolled out for tracking e-commerce data, which ultimately failed, no longer recording transactions (something rather important to e-commerce business). Luckily I keep all the sites which are under my eye in version control repo for situations like this and was able to roll back the changes... but what about the missing data I now have to account for when deciphering analytical data.

Now I understand that Monsterinsights is only trying to understand the way everything works here, but as mentioned before, all of this BRANDING stuff being thrown into updates needs to stop! I have not yet moved to another solution BUT can certainly admit to having looked around for an alternative (and to being somewhat convinced of sending my business elsewhere).

On that note, I regretfully would encourage everyone to go elsewhere in search of a Google Analytics plugin, as these guys have only made things difficult thus far.

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