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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.


333 reviews
Average Rating
4 out of 5 stars
How many time do I have to " reauthenticate "???
By , for WP 4.1

Everyday it seems that I have to " reauthenticate " so I came here to see if I was the only one that this is happening to and low and behold, I'm not!
They recommend that you manually type it in but if you do that then you lose access to the dashboard.

Sorry, but they get a L for this one!

Arrogant developer
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This plugin used to be fairly simple and easy. You typed in your UA and the plugin helped you disable the tracking code for your own staff (ex: logged in administrators)

Now this plugin has gone far beyond... and not in a good way. In a recent release, it was decided to insert this plugin at the very top of the wp-admin navigation (ABOVE pages and posts). It REMOVED the features we used it in the first place. It is converting to a PAID plugin. The plugin is no longer easy for people to use and it is STUFFED with ads to purchase support and premium memberships. Charging for a plugin is just fine and we pay for many of them... but I'm really irritated by Joost's approach.

I suppose the business model is something like this:
1) Start with a decent plugin
2) Convert existing free features into paid features
3) Convert the formerly simple administration into a fuzzy/vague/confusing mess... then charge people to explain it

Reviewing forums, Joost's snarky comments abound and it is clear that he could care less about alienating people. I don't believe I've ever seen egotism as overwhelming as he has on is website! I mean.... how many freaking caricatures of yourself do you need? Or maybe Joost really is a superhero tea drinking code wizard that shoots lightning bolts from his ray gun! In any case, he must feel pretty confident with his current wave of popularity when he responds to public feedback with things along the lines of "if you don't like it build your own."

Fair enough, Joost. We don't need your plugin and we're no longer including it on our sites. We don't need to waste our time trying to give you helpful feedback so that you can deride us. We don't need our staff having to discuss with your tech support to enable something as simple as google analytics!

I decided to write this review simply to help others avoid wasting their time and money.

Great Plugin
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Yoast is best!!!

Look for alternatives.
By , for WP 4.1

Something has gone wrong in the quality control department at Yoast. Previous version of this plugin took out everyones admin for several days with no apology or explanation. Current version requires you to constantly re-authenticate.

reauthentication issues...
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I love me some analytics, but it seems recent updates have gone horribly wrong with the wordpress plugin because it keeps asking to authenticate.

Google Authentication Issues
By , for WP 4.1

I keep getting the prompt to "Re-Authenticate with your Google account". When I try to do that, it says I have nothing to save after grabbing the string of characters and entering into the appropriate location. Very frustrating!

saying reauthenticate
By , for WP 4.1

After two last updates plugin keeps on saying "reauthenticate"

connection error
By , for WP 4.1

Keeps on saying reauthenticate.

5.2.7 - Had to uninstall it
By , for WP 4.1

The 5.2.7 keeps on reporting an error:
"Failed to fetch the new data from Google Analytics. Please reauthenticate on the settings page".
If you reauthenticate, nothing happens, and like in a loop the same massage is shown again.
I think it is necessary to subscribe to an app...
I had to unistall it and change plugin.

Unescaped quotes in javascript links
By , for WP 4.0.1

This plugin prevented our maps from loading, as it created a total mess of of the infobox links. Our links are created and added to the map array by javascript, this plugin does not appear capable of handling that.

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