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Google Analytics for WordPress 4.0.3

Author: Joost de Valk
The Google Analytics for WordPress plugin allows you to track your blog easily. It adds the asynchronous tracking code for Google Analytics and automatically tracks and segments all outbound links from within posts, comment author links, links within comments, blogroll links and downloads. It’ll add custom variables while tracking to show you pageviews per author, post type, category or publication year. It’ll also allows you to track AdSense clicks, add extra search engines, ignore certain user levels, and much much more: this is simply the Ultimate Google Analytic solution for WP
This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.

Delete any existing gapp or google-analytics-for-wordpress folder from the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
Upload google-analytics-for-wordpress folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
Go to the options panel under the ‘Settings’ menu and add your Analytics account number and set the settings you want.

This inflates my clicks, can I filter those out?

Yes you can, create a new profile based on your original profile and name it something like ‘domain – clean’. For each different outbound clicks or download prefix you have, create an exclude filter. You do this by:

choosing a name for the filter, something like ‘Exclude Downloads’;
selecting ‘Custom filter’ from the dropdown;
selecting ‘Exclude’;
selecting ‘Request URI’ in the Filter Field dropdown;
setting the Filter Pattern to ‘/downloads/(.*)$’ for a prefix ‘/downloads/’;
setting case sensitive to ‘No’.

For some more info, see the screenshot under Screenshots.

Can I run this plugin together with another Google Analytics plugin?

No. You can not. It will break tracking.

How do I check my outbound link and download stats?

Check out this tutorial on checking your outbound click stats.

Google Analytics for WordPress 4.0.3


July 12, 2010 - Posted by | download, extension, extensions, free, get, internet, plugin, plugins, Uncategorized, wordpress

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