Tag: Google Analytics

Install Google Analytics in WordPress

Google Analytics is by far the most popular site-analytics system in the world. This fact has many causes, but one unarguable one is that it helps that Google Analytics is free. With or without that as a cause, it’s common to need to install GA in WordPress. I always use a plugin (though I’m pretty agnostic about which). Here’s why:

Getting Rid of Google Analytics Spam Languages

Google Analytics spam has been a common problem for a while, but it seems to me that in the last few months it’s gotten markedly worse. Whether that’s just my perception or the reality of the situation, I’m not sure. What I am sure of is that it is annoying that and the latest place the spammers are identifying themselves as flooding you with bad data is in the “Language” that Google Analytics reports for them. We noticed the issue a few months back here on WPShout, but hadn’t gotten around to finding the solution.