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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.

55 reviews
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free version gives almost none information
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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.

There where no changes to be saved??
By ,

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.

No support. For real.
By , for WP 4.2.2

Well, I like the plugin but apparently they are taking this no support until you pay thing very seriously. Couldn't find a single answer from the developers in the support section here. Best use a plugin from somebody who cares.

It stopped working.
By , for WP 4.2.2

It worked brilliantly until a few weeks ago, and now it is utterly useless. :-(

Fails at the Gates
By , for WP 4.2.1

Refuses to save or install. Adding authentication code makes absolutely no difference whatsoever. I'll be adding mine another way.

Omits links in sidebars...
By , for WP 4.2

This is a good plugin, but it does not generate the necessary onclick code on links in sidebars, so outbound link tracking doesn't work for those areas... Which is a bit of an issue because on the majority of sites I know and work on, the lion's share of the links exist in the sidebars.

On a well-written plugin it would simply be a case of being able to put a call in to make the change, but I couldn't find any documentation explaining how to do that. In fact I couldn't find much by way of useful documentation at all.

Amateur Hour, Day, Week, ....
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Is your staff even testing these updates?

For a company of this perceived caliber, I have put my reputation at stake recommending their products for client's sites, and have installed this plugin, WHICH NOW CANNOT EVEN AUTHENTICATE A GOOGLE PROFILE, on over 400 sites. How many times are you going to update this without providing the core utility?

Not looking forward to the extra work in deleting it across these sites and looking for a new solution...

This used to work flawlessly but now can't authenticate with Google
By , for WP 4.2

I've used this again and again for my sites, but on the current one it just is not working. It fails at the authentication and then if I manually enter the UA code, it still doesn't output it in the code.

Authentication Broken
By , for WP 4.2

It worked just fine before but as it is there is a problem authenticating with Google. The problem being that it just isn't. I have both reactivated the plug in as well as re-install it, neither worked.

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