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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.

19 reviews
Average Rating
4 out of 5 stars
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Works but not as useful as it could be
By , for WP 4.2.2

It seems to work and shows basic stats. However you would be better off installing Google Analytics and just bookmarking the stats page to see all the stats. One useful feature is the ability to disable tracker of specific users. I don't want my stats cluttered with with my usage lol.

If the plugin showed more stats and details in the dashboard for it, I would give it five stars.

Works perfectly
By , for WP 4.1.1

Maybe a bit low information inside wordpress but on the google analytics page you have all you want and everything is working perfectly without any much configuration!

Nice features, plug and play
By , for WP 4.1

Cool plugin! Thanks for sharing it! I thought it was a pointless idea at first: Come on! If you want advanced lead tracking features for professional marketing research or something like that don't be cheap! Go pro and use Marketo or at least Analytics' paid version! (There are good Marketo integration plugins for WordPress by the way; I should now: I've developed the best one myself with the guys at hooshmarketing). Anyway, the fact is that it adds some customization options that are really useful to the typical blogger. And that's really nice.

P.S. Don't forget to authenticate using Google instead of doing the old manual UA code input, or you'll miss out on the cool new Dashboard feature.

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 job!
By , for WP 4.0.1

Awesome job, thanks!

Must be update
By , for WP 3.9.2

Must be update for new analytics code and need options to demographic reports

Warning - adds it's own analytics code to your site by default
By , for WP 3.9.1

We assumed this was just bringing reporting into the WordPress CMS, and already had GA code in our header. However this plugin once installed adds it's own tracking code by default. You can turn this off, but it is not clear, and double analytics code on your site makes certain stats (bounce rate, time on page, number of page views, etc) seem unrealistically positive.

Other than this oversight - it's great and very useful.

No Universal Analytics Update
By , for WP 3.9.1

I really loved this plugin. Apparently it takes care of major Google analytics tweaks. I used this plugin in my blog for couple of years.

But the the only problem with this plugin is : UPDATES, yup! it gets New Google analytics updates very later stage such as Universal Analytics Update. After release Yoast SEO plugins still haven't updated with UA not even remarketing facility.

Yes, I know this plugin is free but who doesn't loves to stay updated. I think unlike me many are also waiting for the update.

Nice Plugin - Poor Communication
By , for WP 3.9.1

What about Universal Analytics? It's a simple question that Yoast could handle in a couple of primary locations:

  1. At this official repository page for the plugin
  2. At his official plugin page on his site, where a roadmap would be helpful
  3. No one is asking for a set timeline, but why make us hunt for a comment on an obscure site -- http://www.hostgarou.com/blog/wordpress/google-analytics-wordpress-support-universal-analytics/

    I had rated this 5-stars, but can no longer do so since Yoast refuses to post a simply quick answer on the support threads here where many users have been asking. We're not asking for ongoing support, and I understand that is expensive -- just a responsive roadmap for a key Google component.

    Until Yoast and team decide that minimal communication is important, I will downgrade the rating and look for alternative plugins (HINT -- Developers... there's an opportunity in the market here)

Nice and simple tool
By ,

This made it really easy to add the analytics code without having to worry about the code getting lost when we updated themes. There was a little hiccup when Universal Analytics came out with tracking, but all seems to be working now.

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