How to add google analytics?

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  • #279745

    ohabbyreally
    Member

    Hello,

    Can someone please explain in very simple terms, how I could add google analytics to my blog?

    Thank you so much!

    #280038

    ohabbyreally
    Member

    Ah, and my blog is here: http://ohabbyreally.wordpress.com/

    #280058

    shimworld
    Member

    Very simply, the entire stats engine that powers WordPress.com is Google Analytics. The stats you get in Dashboard | Blog Stats are the number crunched by GA. Don’t believe? When you visit your blog next time, pay attention to the browser Status Bar and you may see ‘www.GoogleAnalytics.com’ load. I’ve seen it numerous times but sometimes it doesn’t show.

    #280062

    vivianpaige
    Member

    And so the answer is that you cannot add Google Analytics to your blog because it is already being used there.

    #280063

    vivianpaige
    Member

    By the way – please consider linking your user name to your blog as explained in the sticky at the top of the forum:

    Go into your dashboard -> users -> your profile -> then scroll down to ‘contact info’. In the spot where it says ‘website’ fill in the address of your blog and save the changes.
    Now… when you comment here and on other blogs, your name will link to your blog. If you do this before you post your request for help, it will allow forum volunteers to be able to help you quicker since they won’t have to ask you for a link and wait until you come back to post one.

    #280112

    ohabbyreally
    Member

    Thank you both very much.

    #280230

    jaakkoh
    Member

    So, if you want to have full control (in this case Google Analytics) you need to install WordPress on your own (or rented) server. Such as GoDaddy, or whatever. And e.g. use a Google Analytics plugin to easily(?) get GA stats for your blog. Right?

    #280231

    vivianpaige
    Member

    Right

    #280248

    nathanbunn
    Member

    Is it possible to have WordPress’s GA results appearing in my GA account? Or can I only have them appearing on my dashboard?

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