Google Analytics Wanted. Vote for it

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  • #476638

    gnbn2100
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    We’re up to 2,000 hits a month (okay, not “viral” but decent), but we just started with a new promotional method and I expect it to rise. Now I need analytics to tell where people are coming from – this is important to our next step. Unless i can figure out how to do more than the STATS hit rate, I will have to go to another hosting program. I hate to, but WordPress has made it difficult to analyze. Why? Help WordPress Team!

    #476639

    timethief
    Member

    Now I need analytics to tell where people are coming from

    Did you know that tou can get this data from quantcast and from Alexa and by using non-javascript HTML programs that can be installed on wordpress.com blogs?
    http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/category/visitor-tracking/

    #476640

    timethief
    Member
    #476641

    timethief
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    #476642

    I love google analytics. yes add to wordpress

    #476643

    daparte
    Member

    YES for Google Analytics! It’s a must in todays internet world

    #476644

    the2ndmouse
    Member

    I think the stats that are built into wordpress already are enough to give me a good idea of whats going on. I initially looked at analytics , but i dont think its necessary now.

    #476645

    I really need Google Analytics in order to show business associates proof of my traffic. It doesn’t seem like it would be that hard to add support for this on wordpress. Please consider it.

    #476646

    keiths121
    Member

    Yes, I’m with everyone else. Please Please add Google Analytics!!

    #476647

    norcalvol
    Member

    Yes, please.
    I don’t understand why it is not available.

    #476648

    skt78
    Member

    this setting google analytic on wordpress
    I don’t understand

    my site

    hd tvs

    #476649

    tandava108
    Member

    I don’t want google analytics. The current stats are great and easy to use

    #476650

    edvalotan
    Member

    Yes, please! I too would like to use google analytics in my wordpress.com blog.

    Thank you!

    #476651

    In my opinion, It´s important to know where the readers come from, and Goog. Analytics could give us this info, or a new wordpress gadget.

    #476652

    steltenst
    Member

    I would love to be able to use google analytics.
    In fact that’s one of few missing features that make me wanna switch to a different service.

    #476653

    ilegeul
    Member

    I’m using GA on other sites and I think the extra information provided is quite useful, I don’t think the extra traffic is a serious reason not to use it.

    As for implementation, I think that a simple widget, with a single string parameter (the ID), would be a portable solution that would not require changes, neither in the themes nor in the Dashboard pages.

    The second solution would be an extension in the admin pages, so that in the same way we can add the specific metadata required by Google/Yahoo/Bing search services, we could also define the Google Analytics ID, and the WordPress engine could generate the JavaScript code.

    Once the user can change only the ID string, I see no security concerns of including the Google Analytics scripts, there are anyway other embedded scripts and everything works just fine.

    Liviu

    #476654

    ilegeul
    Member

    timethief said:

    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/

    well, yes and no.

    implementing Google Analytics in WordPress.com does not need adding free scripts to any blog, neither to edit the themes, it can be done portably either as a widget, or in the common WP code. (see my previous post).

    so technically there are no obstacles for adding Google Analytics to WP blogs, the decision might be political.

    if manpower is the problem, I volunteer to contribute code to do this.

    Liviu

    #476655

    grubbsartist
    Member

    The current ‘stats’ tool is ok, but not adequate for all users.

    Many people need to know where their viewers come from so they can make language choices for promoting their blog, so yes, either the ‘stats’ function should be modified to capture this information (i.e., language of viewer or actual geographic location) or GA should be enabled as a widget as some have proposed here.

    #476656

    jayantraj7
    Member

    I wanted Google Analytics too but because javascript is not allowed here,you will not be able to gain full accesd of Analytics.Instead,use Sitemeter for your blog.At least,just think that for what is WordPress Stats made for??

    My vote then also goes for “Yes”

    #476657

    Blogger has google analytics, why doesn’t wordpress?!? haha

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