Adding Google Analytics Coding
I mainly need to know if I have to get the CSS Edit upgrade in order to simply add my analytics code to my script header…? Thanks for any help!
The blog I need help with is schmoozeplug.com.
No. CSS editing cannot be used for that purpose. Google Ananlytics is a “no go” on free hosted WordPress.com blogs. That’s a dead issue. See here > http://en.support.wordpress.com/stats/
If it’s a deal breaker then you will have to hire a web host and set up a WordPress.ORG install on your own domain. http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/
I have installed my own domain but I still can not figure out where/how to add my google analytics code. Can you help?
If your site is hosted on WordPress.COM can’t do it – domain mapping does not relieve you of the Terms of service or let you install Google analytic.
If you are referring to the blog linked to your username then please read the following and understand that NOTHING changes except that the URLs seamlessly redirect vistors and that is all.
Before Upgrading – Important Notes
Same Rules Apply – The Domain Mapping Upgrade does not enable the permission to use advertising, any kind of prohibited code, or upload additional themes or plugins. With the upgrade, your blog will still be hosted here at WordPress.com, which means that you will not have FTP access to your files and you will still be required to abide by our Terms of Service. http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/
Each upgrade on WordPress.com applies specifically ONLY to what it says. There is no upgrade, other than joining the VIP program, that will alllow you access to the sourcecode, and the VIP program is hundreds of dollars a month.
I find this absurd since the stats that wordpress provides are not as detailed as goolge analytics…and it the permission to use them is never gonna be allowed then why not upgrade thier stats and provide more information to their subscribers?????????????
@myintuitivemind, I do agree with you and indeed this has been discussed on the big thread on Google Analytics and is one of my three WordPress.com wishes posts on my blog.
Meanwhile until that day, timethief has given a link to her excellent post on alternative stats counters. Personally, I find clicky very suitable for my needs.
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