Plugin Reviews

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
Last version is a disaster
By , for WP 4.0.1

Used to work well enough.
The last version breaks the connection to Google Analytics and does not let you reconnect.
Yoast's technical support does NOT take one's bug report except if a paid client.
Will find another more reliable solution for the 50+ websites I installed with the plugin.

It works very well
By , for WP 4.0.1

I'm using it for the foundations of knowing where the most est of my clients. Anyway, I don't have to prove that the information is 100% correct, but it is accurate enough for me make good decisions about my site.

Latest update crashes site, won't authenticate
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Updated to the latest version on two blogs. One "white screened," taking the site down; the other simply won't authenticate no matter what I do.

Do NOT update to the latest version of the plugin, released Dec. 16, 2014
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I updated it today, and the plugin immediately displays this message at the top of my dashboard:

"Failed to fetch the new data from Google Analytics. Please reauthenticate on the settings page!"

So, I followed the instructions, and still get the same error message. Over and over again.

Sounds like there's a new bug they've introduced. So DON'T install this until they get the bug corrected.

White screen in admin area in latest update. Beware!
By , for WP 4.0.1

After updating two sites to the latest version, the admin areas have a nice white screen. I am going to start looking for another GA plugin, I can't trust a plugin with no QA process.

Good but too many updates
By , for WP 4.0.1


This plugin is really good :)
It seems the daily updates are here for increasing the download count only....too bad.

Great plugin Google Analytics by Yoast
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Google Analytics by Yoast thank you authors, easy to work, Only 5 stars.

very til
By , for WP 4.0.1

very til, we like and use it a lot

What's with all the updates???
By , for WP 4.0.1

I've been using this for quite awhile, but lately it has required daily updates! This gives me great pause: ** Are updates being released without being tested and debugged? **

This makes me think that code is hastily being thrown together. Is also makes me wonder if Yoast plug-ins really do what they say, since supposedly these updates are supposed to fix things, but obviously they are just creating other problems.

Please STOP. Compile all of your updates into one. Test. Debug. And only then release the update.

Good plugin... but far too many updates
By , for WP 4.0.1

Started using this plugin on client sites at the recommendation of another developer. The plugin itself works well, I'll say that. But as part of my service, I offer of a year of tech support (basically keeping WordPress and all plugins updated). Clients hate to see that update nag. With this plugin, I'm having to login and update client sites far too often, sometimes multiple times in a day! It's getting to the point where I can't afford to use it on additional sites. Some stability, and a decent amount of time between updates, would be nice.

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