Please allow Google Analytics

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  • #932478

    Hi,

    Since you already allow google webmaster tools, can you please also allow google analytics? It would be a really simple code addition and it would be immensely helpful to have all the useful statistics on your blog, like how long on average people stay on the blog, etc.

    Your rival (Blogger.com) does allow this feature, so unless you could add this in the near future I’ll have to move to them.

    #932779

    Hi scifiandhorror, I had the same issue. It’s not just Blogger that allows Google Analytics but, as I explain in a recent post, other popular blogging services such as Posterous, Tumblr, Typepad and LiveJournal. In any case, I wanted to let you know that, as long as you have your own domain name, there is a way to run Google Analytics on a WordPress.com blog.

    #932852

    apekade
    Member

    Hi i have own domain name and i used domain mapping on my free wordpress blog to my domain name
    can you tell me how to add Google Analytics with own domain name?

    #932853

    Hi apekade, check out the link I posted above. This will walk you through the steps to get Google Analytics working on a WordPress.com blog. A lot of bloggers here have had success with this.

    #932855

    myvrtravel
    Member

    I would like to add my vote for allowing Google Analytics and other Javascript tracking codes to WordPress.com. This is a major deal breaker and I’m a bit disappointed it wasn’t more clear during the signup process.

    #932856

    raincoaster
    Member

    It’s easily googleable, and one of the things you should research before deciding where to build a website.

    There IS a workaround to get Google Analytics, but a couple of experts I respect have said it sets off alarm bells for them.

    #932858

    Just throwing in my vote – in case the powers that be at WordPress are interested: we want Google Analytics. It flippin’ rocks my socks. For any blogger, particularly a professional blogger – more in depth analysis of traffic to the site and out of the site is imperative. Not to mention the intertwined functionality of all Google products.

    Please don’t hate on the Analytics.

    Warmly,
    Tara Michelucci

    #932859

    +1 to anal-lytics

    kai

    #932860

    raincoaster
    Member

    A professional blogger hoping to make money from advertising or affiliates would be ill-advised to set up at WordPress.com.

    #932861

    davblayn
    Member

    You can use Google Analytics if you own a domain name and if you use CloudFlare. All you need to do is change the name servers of the domain name.

    #932862

    tronic3
    Member

    Blogger.com is actually owned and operated by Google, so they don’t have a reason not to allow their own product (Google Analytics) inside another of their products (Blogger.com).

    #932863

    Once again, Mr Boss man at WordPress.com, can you please please let allow us to use Google Analytics on WordPress.com ?

    There is no reason for you not to !!!

    Cheers
    Mihir

    #932864

    I sign your suggestion.. we need google analytics.

    #932865

    I googled, and found this:
    http://www.wpbeginner.com/beginners-guide/how-to-install-google-analytics-in-wordpress/ – so I thought I could install Google Analytics. I’m disappointed to find I can’t. At least could that old information be taken down, as it’s misleading? I found it today.
    Thanks.

    #932866

    raincoaster
    Member

    It is not misleading. It is completely accurate, but it applies to WordPress.ORG, not WordPress.COM. You need to learn the difference, particularly if you want that level of control and insight delivered by Google Analytics; you really do need to know the kind of WordPress you’re using.

    #932867

    I know the kind of wordpress I’m using. It’s the video that I’m talking about: how can a beginner know that a site called wp.beginner.COM doesn’t apply to wordpress.COM but to wordpress.ORG? That’s confusing, at least for me.

    #932868

    raincoaster
    Member

    .com is a standard domain. If you don’t realize that, you really do need to slow down.

    #932869

    +1 to GA. Sort it out wordpress…

    #932870

    leenlief
    Member

    +1 to Google Analytics!!!

    #932871

    tronic3
    Member

    I have now moved my site (BrickExtra) from WordPress.com to WordPress.org so that I can get more features and not have to have that annoying little “wordpress.com” bit in my web address. I have found that WP.org is wayyyyy more useful for what I using its services for. :D

    WP.org has loads of interesting and useful plugins for just about everything I will ever need (from broken link checkers to email subscription services!). ;)

    My recommendation is that: if you are serious and committed to blogging, then go for WP.org. But if you are a casual blogger who doesn’t really need much features and functions, then you should go for the free WP.com for your blog.

    One other good thing about WP.org is that you can freely do whatever you want (Google Ads, Google Analytics, etc.), without any restrictions! :)

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