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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.

58 reviews
Average Rating
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Can't connect to correct Analytics account
By , for WP 4.3.1

I have two GAnalytics accounts - one for my private work and another created for my work websites. This plugin keeps connecting to the private account instead of the work one, i've tried 3 different browsers, making sure i am logged in to Google on the work account before i start, the authentication window shows the name of my work account, and every time the accounts loaded are from the account i'm not logged into. Super frustrating. And! even though my site is entirely in English, Yoast keeps telling me it doens't recognize the language and asks me to use its translating service. What the actual... English is not recognized??? I am now deleting this plugin.

Didn't like it
By , for WP 4.3.1

Slow and bloated.

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.

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.

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.

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