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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.

51 reviews
Average Rating
4.1 out of 5 stars
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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.

Waste of time
By , for WP 4.1.2

This is not working at all it stucks in authentification

don't download it it's not gonna work

Update 5.4 no longer working, Too many ads
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Accepted recommended update 5.4 via wordpress plug in manager. This plugin no longer works at all.

I am trapped in an authentication loop > Please configure your Google Analytics settings > Settings updated > Authentication successful > Please configure your Google Analytics settings

I was a little unhappy with the plugin before, there is plenty of other options out there and the free version has 4 or more large intrusive picture ads on every page.

I suspect the good reviews are from earlier versions, because at its heart it's a fine plugin, just ad bloated.

Now that it doesn't work at all they have made the change easy and I'm glad I've switched.

Unable to authenticate
By , for WP 4.1.1

Do you have to have a Google Account?? This is not stipulated anywhere that I can read.

can't authenticate with google
By , for WP 4.1.1

i can't authenticate with google by using the last version 5.3.2

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