Google Analytics

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  • #54

    cyberborean
    Member

    I noticed that default template includes the Google Analytics script. How can I see its results for my blog?

    #220

    linickx
    Member

    I doubt you can.

    <script type="text/javascript">
    _uacct = "UA-52447-2";
    _udn = "wordpress.com";
    urchinTracker();
    </script>

    belongs to matt & co, I believe each google analytics user has their own unique _uacct – I think you would need them to change it to yours.

    hth

    #538

    devinnull
    Member

    cyberboraeu-the owner of the analytics account can give permission to different users for to view reports for a google analytics profile but i’m guessing this is “just in there” and that the owner doesn’t want to add everyone using the theme to their list of analytics users.

    your best bet is to get an analytics account of your own and replace the code with that for your account.

    i.e.
    <script type=”text/javascript”>
    _uacct = “UA-xxxxx-x”;
    _udn = “cyberboraeu.com”;
    urchinTracker();
    </script>

    cheers!

    #546

    cyberborean
    Member

    Thanks

    But my blog is hosted on WordPress.com, not on my own side so I cannot edit the template to change the script code :-(

    #547

    cyberborean
    Member

    Now I understand it was a silly question – if we, WP users even could have access to that analytics, we’d see the summary results for all blogs with that template, right? But I had a hope that there is some WP trick they did to make us happy… ;-)

    #549

    drmike
    Member

    Urchin (What I know it as) costs a lot of money.

    #550

    cyberborean
    Member

    Urchin (What I know it as) costs a lot of money.

    I don’t know about Urchin, but Google Analytics is free. See http://www.google.com/analytics/.

    But they say they have no capabilities to add new accounts right now. I tried to register and got:

    We’ll send you an email with your invitation code as soon as we’re ready to add your account.

    #553

    drmike
    Member

    Urchin is the old name for Google Analytics. It appears they bought them out. Try typing in urchin.com into your browser and the Google site comes up. See more here. There’s a link at the bottom of the webpage you give as well.

    Think the licences were something like $700 a piece way back when unless you bought them in bulk. (Which is what we did for our boxes.)

    -dr(Thinking of all that money we wasted.)mike

    #708

    Is there anyway of using my own google-Analytics in my wordpress page?

    #710

    drmike
    Member

    Not currently as we are unable to modify the themes here as they are shared across the servers.

    #723

    edlee
    Member

    drmike, has this changed yet? i just got sent my google analytics code and would really like to be able to use it…

    many thanks!

    Ed

    #724

    drmike
    Member

    No, we’re still not able to modify our themes here. :)

    #729

    edlee
    Member

    dude, that really, really sucks. are you looking into changing that? for example, could you put in an html widget for people to write some code for it?

    there’re a couple of html type things that i’d like to add to my sidebar…

    Ed

    #730

    timethief
    Member

    Thank you for placing your request directly to feedback which can be found on the top right hand corner of your dashboard. It would also be a good idea if you read the FAQ under appearance and themes.

    #731

    drmike
    Member

    Ed, it’s a matter between security and features. Matt and crew have stated many times that security will always come first here. Allowing javascripts allow the blogs and servers to be hacked. This has been covered many times in the past both here and in the FAQ blog along with examples of where sites have been hacked due to Javascript use.

    Of course, if you think having security for your site “sucks”….

    #738

    I just received the invite to google analytics and am not able to find if and where I can embed it into my site. My boyfreind has a blog hosted through a spin off of Word Press, but still uses word press to log on ect. (intopr.pr.blogs.org.) When he goes to sign in it is a wordpress site and he is able to use google analytics he has a plug in section. Since that is the case can we utilize this great tool?

    #739

    drmike
    Member

    I poltely point out that you may have missed reading the thread you posted it as your answers are located up above.

    Your bf is using the normal downloadable version of WordPress while we use WordPress Multiuser here. It is different code and with different features. You would have to have your own WordPress blog hosted elsewhere to use Google Analytics/ Urchin.

    Please also note that it’s not that great as it requires your visitors to be running JavaScript when they view a site and have the script fully load. You get much better results and data with other tools like AWStats that directly read the webserver’s datafiles. Very few of my hosting clients use Google Analytics/ Urchin as the numbers are off compared to what the other data records show.

    #740

    cyberborean
    Member

    Please also note that it’s not that great as it requires your visitors to be running JavaScript when they view a site and have the script fully load…

    But WordPress.com includes it (at least, in the “WP default” theme):

    <script src=”http://www.google-analytics.com/urchin.js” type=”text/javascript”></script>

    <script type=”text/javascript”>
    _uacct = “UA-52447-2”;
    _udn = “wordpress.com”;
    urchinTracker();
    </script>

    #741

    drmike
    Member

    Agreed. That’s their own code. Staff uses it themselves for their own uses. (I do my own webhosting elsewhere.) Staff and I don’t always agree though. We as end uses can’t add in our own JavaScripts for security concerns.

    #848

    khajavi
    Member

    how we can change the uacct

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