Google Analytics Please !!!

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  • #755359

    Hi

    I am really missing Google Analytics here on WordPress.com so I thought I would start a thread and try and get some support from other WordPress.com users who think the same way.

    I am sure it is not that difficult to add a Google Analytics widget to WordPress.com.

    While coming up with new paid Themes is great, stats is a vital area that WordPress.com hasn’t done anything about for a long time now.

    Another option would be to include details such as time spent on average, time spent per blog post, geographic location of the readers etc.

    WordPress staff, are you listening ?

    P.S. If anyone agrees with me, please add your opinion to this post. Hopefully, WordPress.com will finally listen to our pleas…

    Cheers
    Mihir

    mitaroygoahotel.wordpress.com

    The blog I need help with is mitaroygoahotel.com.

    #755458

    timethief
    Member

    Please search prior to posting https://en.forums.wordpress.com/tags/google-analytics

    Can I use Google Analytics?
    No, Google Analytics cannot be used on WordPress.com blogs at this time. http://en.support.wordpress.com/stats/#additional-info

    #755503

    Hi Timethief

    I am fully aware that Google Analytics cannot be used on WordPress.com blogs at this time.

    That is why the title of my post is not “Can I use Google Analytics?” but “Google Analytics Please !!!!” And that is why I posted this in Ideas.

    I still cannot understand why WordPress.com cannot come up with a simple Google Analytics widget instead of the recent cosmetic changes it has been coming up with.

    What would be the best way to get more support for this topic and bring this once again to the attention of the WordPress.com decision makers ??

    Cheers
    Mihir

    #755529

    airodyssey
    Member

    Mihir, if you want your message to go straight to WordPress.com for consideration, you may use the contact form: http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/
    Of course, there is no guarantee that they will ever support Google Analytics.

    #755578

    Hi Airodyssey

    Thanks for the suggestion.

    That is exactly why I was trying to get more people on board via the Forums who want it as well…

    Hope it works…

    Cheers
    Mihir

    #755680

    photolord
    Member

    Yes, I love the stats that WP provides, but an option for Google analytics to be incorporated would be Sweet!

    #755681

    @mitaroyhotelgoa, getting more people on board has never been a problem. There are literally hundreds of these GA thread in the forums over the 4.5 years I’ve been here. It still isn’t here.

    #755682

    wjhonson
    Member

    Without Google Analytics, Knollers are not likely to want to come here.

    I have to have Analytics, it’s not an option. I can’t believe Google foisted up off on WordPress!

    #755683

    I think it is necessary that they implement GA.

    #755684

    timethief
    Member

    Necessary defined: being essential, indispensable, or requisite.

    Necessary for what? We are not allowed to initiate advertising on our free hosted WordPress.com blogs and Google Analytics metrics are designed with Google Adwords and Adsense in mind, so how could Google Analytics be considered to be a necessity? We have a stats program and we can run Non-JavaScript third party metrics as well.

    #755685

    gyreadmin
    Member

    We need Google Analytics if we are to consider this a viable option. Add my vote

    #755686

    timethief
    Member

    I don’t consider the option of running any ads on my blog that I don’t have control over to be a “viable” option.

    #755689

    deepjeevani
    Member

    Even I am missing the Google analytic s. I had old blog on wordpress there I was able to use the Google Analytic tool but not on my current blog. I even mailed Support but still haven’t got any updates since last 72 hours. If someone has any info how to add Google Analitic’s then please share the steps.

    #755690

    airodyssey
    Member

    @deepjeevani: If you were able to add Google Analytics to your old “WordPress” blog, maybe it’s because it was a self-hosted WordPress blog (as opposed to a WordPress.com-hosted blog)?
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    #755691

    raincoaster
    Member

    If Google Analytics are necessary to you, you need to be hosted elsewhere. No exceptions.

    #755692

    twocfaith
    Member

    TimeThief…. I hear what you are saying. My question is this: Why doesn’t WP give the option to not include my hits when I’m logged in so I can get a true perspective of hits? I’m just a little guy trying to increase traffic…. http://www.PlanABrand.com@PlanABrand

    #755693

    andrew
    Member

    @twocfaith, you ask: ” Why doesn’t WP give the option to not include my hits when I’m logged in”?

    But I see from the stats support page that: “The following are not counted… Your own visits to your blog (for logged-in users of public blogs only)”
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/stats/

    Do you have reason to believe that your own logged-in visits to your own blog are being counted? Because the support page says that they are not. In other words, WordPress.com claims to behave in the way you want – except that it doesn’t do so by giving an option, but by always behaving in that way.

    #755694

    andrew
    Member

    BTW, funny how little things change round here. I haven’t been a this forum for a while, I come back and find petitions for Google Analytics, @timethief and other stalwarts providing great help, and the need to link to the difference between wp.com and .org.

    #755695

    twocfaith
    Member

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/stats/ – Scroll down to “ADDITIONAL INFORMATION” and you will see “Does Site Stats include my own visits to my blog?
    Only for private blogs. For users with private blogs, <b>your Site Stats page will show any visits that you have made to your own blog,</b> as well the visits of other users who have access to your blog."

    #755696

    twocfaith
    Member

    having trouble with the code… Does Site Stats include my own visits to my blog? Only for private blogs. For users with private blogs, <b>your Site Stats page will show any visits that you have made to your own blog, as well the visits of other users who have access to your blog.”</b>

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