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Has anyone here every had problems with Google Analytics by Yoast?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by BeerMe, Jan 22, 2016.

  1. BeerMe

    BeerMe Registered Member

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    I've been using Google Analytics for the past 48 hours or so. I've also been using Google Analytics by Yoast WordPress plugin. My site gets around 1,300 visits per day according to server stats. Google Analytics is showing that I have about 30 visits per day. It doesn't make any sense to me. Could it be a problem with the plugin or something else? My Alexa ranking and bandwidth usage alone tell me that I must have more than 30 visits per day. What could cause Google Analytics to display information like this?
     
  2. umerjutt00

    umerjutt00 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Maybe a big majority of that was bot traffic? Try looking at your server logs for more information on the traffic you are receiving.

    But why are you using a plugin for Google Analytics? You can just add the code directly in your site.
     
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    I'm not too good with this stuff and I thought I'd have to put the code in several of my theme's files. I don't think it's from bots. I get quite a bit of traffic from social media. At least more than 30 visits a day I would assume.
     
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    Give a try to statcounter.com - They also have a plugin for wordpress and its easy to use. See if they count all the visits or not.


    btw if you want to manually add the G. Analytics code, try this:

    your-site.com/wp-admin/theme-editor.php?file=header.php .
    Once it is open, press ctrl+f and search for </head>. You have to put the google analytics code before that tag. That's it. It will be added to entire site.
     
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