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Google Analytics by Yoast

Track your WordPress site easily with the latest tracking codes and lots added data for search result pages and error pages.

324 reviews
Average Rating
4 out of 5 stars
Does not work as advertised
By , for WP 4.3.1

To be clear, the plugin communicates with Google Analytics just fine. However, they make a big deal about being able to track outbound links and downloads. This is 100% not the case and false advertising. Not only that, the instructions in the plugin that direct you where to you should look at this event reporting refers to an extremely (years) old version of Google Analytics.

When I contacted support via email, I was told they could not help me unless I had the premium version ($89) of their plugin. I'm all about paying for plugins, my site currently runs on a few dozen that I've spent over $1500 for. In those cases, the free versions of plugins worked as advertised before I upgraded to premium.

This is nothing more than a guy that caught on the SEO bandwagon early and has so much power behind the legacy of his products that he is selling you shill oil as you can also see from the shameless branding for more expensive junk within his plugin which also likely doesn't work as advertised.

Perfect Plugin
By , for WP 4.3.1

This is one of the best plugins

Better than nothing
By , for WP 4.3

This is fine for simply adding your code, but don't expect to get much info inside WordPress unless you pay for the premium version

Google Analytics Done Right
By , for WP 4.2.4

I can count on Yoast to track my WordPress site easily with the latest tracking codes and lots added data for search result pages and error pages. By the same team that produces Yoast SEO. I trust them.

free version gives almost none information
By ,

I used to work with google analytics, but I've heard that google analytics Yoast, gives a lot more information.
Well, i am using the free plugin and the only thing you can see is the sessions and bouncepercentage. If you want a custom dimension, you have to switch to the paid version.
I removed this plugin...

whatever you do, don't update this plugin! it will break your site
By , for WP 4.2.3

do not use this plugin. if you have it, do not update it or it will break your site.

i used the free plugin downloaed from wordpress.org.

when i tried to update it recently it broke my site and i can't access the dashboard. postings in the forum and an email to them has gotten no answer except to offer to sell me an upgrade.

as i told them, i can't log in anymore thanks to them so definitely will not be sending any money their way. out of a possible 10, i give them a -50.

Google Analytics
By ,

I have installed this plugin on my website [Link redacted] - Google Analytics is a good option by Yoast, but overall Google Analytic is not Good for SEO. On websites where I have installed Google Analytics perform poor whereas websites where there is no Google Analytics perform good.

Please check Version 5.4.4
By ,

When i Update Version 5.4.4 Admin site not working

It just works!
By , for WP 4.2.3

I used the Jetpack Stats plugin so far and now switched to Yoast Analytics. The only thing I miss is, to have the analytics stats in my WP dashboard. Maybe an idea for future improvements?

Other than that: Works 100% as described. Thanks, guys!

There where no changes to be saved??
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Click on 'Authenticate with your google account'....Google analytics by Yoast would like to...yes, I accept....copy code, paste.....click save.....see subject of this post.

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