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Google Analytics Wanted. Vote for it

  1. We want WordPress to allow us to use Google Analytics in our wordpress.com blogs.
    Vote for it so that WordPress can hear us.

    The blog I need help with is graphics7.wordpress.com.

  2. I don't need or want Google Analytics. Thanks for this opportunity to say so.

  3. I am new to WordPress but not to Google analytics, it is indeed a great tool.

  4. It's a a restricted code we cannot use on wordpress.com blogs. > http://en.support.wordpress.com/code/ Moreover the code must be entered into the template underlying our themes, and we cannot access the files in our shared templates in this shared environment on this nultiuser blogging platform, let alone edit them. > http://en.support.wordpress.com/themes/editing-themes/

  5. Google Anything (Adsense, Analytics, Blogger, Buzz, Whatever) is a waste of time. WordPress is much better off for having not included the Google services in their free product. Vote: No.

  6. Those who want to use free third party non-JavaScript visitor tracking programs on their wordpress.com blogs have several choices they can make. Some are live tracking systems and some aren't. If you want to read brief reviews of them then visit my Popular Posts page and scroll down to "Visitor Tracking".
    http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/popular-posts/

  7. yeah, we need it :)

  8. the wordpress analytics the blog stats are very good, and google analytics is not needed.

  9. Whatever your opinion on Google Analytics, you should know that in the four years I've been here I have yet to see anything approved because of a vote. WordPress is open source software, so go ahead and code a way for this to happen if you want it.

  10. i dont want google analytics...

  11. Why Google Analytics?
    Its more accurate than other 3rd party analytics tools.

    Advantages of Google Analytics
    1] See what keywords people are searching with to reach your blog.
    2] From which country they are coming.
    3] Set Goals.
    4] Be a Analytics Expert and more.

  12. I'm not so sure on the "accurate" thing. In my testing and comparison over several months on my self-hosted blog, I saw no more accuracy than any other service. All of them have days when they would report high or low hits while the others reported the opposite.

    Accuracy of GA is no better than any other online stat service and they all require sending info back and forth over the internet. They are all subject to server (host or stat service), internet and connection problems.

    I now look at my stats at the end of each month. If they are up, that's nice. If they are down, that is fine too.

  13. i looked at it a while back and did not fancy it , i vote no

  14. Why do you need so much data? It's understandable if you are using your blog as a business, possibly earning income on advertising, but that cannot be done on the .com site. When you get to that point, you should be self-hosting, and when you do that, you have no restrictions on what kind of code you want to add to your site.

  15. I got some alerts from Norton earlier this month saying it had blocked an intrusion attempt. I clicked the More Detail link and found that the blocked whatever-it-was had google .analytics in it file name/URL.

    I not only vote no, but &%## NO!

  16. I have several other stats programs, along with Google Anylitics on my other website, and I rarely go to Google, there's so much stuff to cut through. As far as OS, Browser, city state, and even IP, if someone wanted to go into the spy games... which, I don't, they are all quicker on another of my Stats programs...which, Not sure if I am at liberty to mention by name at this time...so , I wont.
    But, yeah, I don't need google, they need me...LOL

  17. I would like Google Analytic's.

    But it would void the purpose of WordPress.com stats (from which it was formed from).

    Vote: Yes

    Likelihood its coming: None

  18. @arizonad

    That's a false positive. Google Analytics is safe (otherwise Google wouldn't offer it).

  19. @udosero

    Why do you need so much data? It's understandable if you are using your blog as a business, possibly earning income on advertising, but that cannot be done on the .com site. When you get to that point, you should be self-hosting, and when you do that, you have no restrictions on what kind of code you want to add to your site.

    Excellent question. Reasonable opinion. What's more there is no voting for this and that here. IMO this silly.

  20. "Google Analytics is safe (otherwise Google wouldn't offer it)."

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  21. I wouldn't go in to cross questions and all but I am surprised to see so many negative comments about Google Analytics.

  22. I am also pretty much sure that WordPress wouldn't allow us to use Google Analytics but without this poll I would have not known, what people have to say about Google Analytics.

  23. @diamondpot
    I'm pretty happy between wp stats (with keywords) and statcounter (with country and actually os much info it makes me uncomfortable). Goals might be something that only google offers but those don't make sense to me as a blogger anyway.
    And your point of "be an analytics expert", I don't get. Where is that an advantage of google analytics?

  24. I have Google Analytics on a blogspot blog and I love it. I would switch all my other blogs to WordPress if using GA was possible. It's great to be able to cut through the data.

  25. I desperately want Google Analytics!!! Please WordPress, please!

  26. I definitely want Google Analytics. I would love to be able to track my visitors better. And I can't believe anyone would vote no. Its free, useful and completely safe. Why would anyone vote noe.

    Yes.

  27. @scaredshitlesssoftball
    There are resticted codes we cannot use at WordPress.com and Staff have already stated in support documentation in the stats sevtion that we cannot have Google Analytics.
    We have a good in house stats program dreived from Google Analattics.
    We can also use several free visitors tracking systems on our blogs.

  28. "That's a false positive. Google Analytics is safe (otherwise Google wouldn't offer it)."

    Might be, but I remember that every time we had Google's toolbar on our last computer, I started getting porno pop-up ads. Ironically, a Google Search to see if the toolbar was the problem came up with several sites accusing it of being adware.

  29. designdumpster
    Member

    Mark me down for a "yes"...I want Google Analytics

    Lately I'm feeling quite limited by the capabilities of wordpress.com and debating about switching over to blogger. I really don't want to. Please give me a reason to stay with wordpress!

  30. Well lots of discussions going here but I thought that adding GA will make our WordPress more better as we bloggers will be able to know about our readers more better.

    I know that WP staff have stated that GA cant be added but if they allow us to put the
    UA-1234567-1 of Analytics like they allow us to put Google verification meta tag. Will it be too tough for WP programmers or developers..

    I love WP and so thought that Google Analytics will be another feather in our hat though I agree that we should not demand too much from free platforms. :P

    Thanks
    Take care all of you

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