Google Analytics usage


(Andrea Roberts) #1

Hi All,

I’m a newbie. Do many of you use Google Analytics tracking in your Discourse instance? I’m curious if you use visits here to count towards your overall site pageviews?

Thanks,


#2

Hi Andrea,
I use GA on a couple of Discourse instances but I’m not sure that I understand your question.


(Andrea Roberts) #3

Sorry for delay. I’m looking to have any page views to my Discourse instance roll up into my overall GA page views number. Are you doing this or do you report them separately?


#4

No stress.

I have separate views set up for the main property and the forums so I can report across them separately or aggregate them.


(Neil Lalonde) #5

FYI, make sure you’re using Universal Analytics, not the obsolete one “GA”.

https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/4457764?hl=en

Discourse still has separate settings for each, but the GA support could stop working if/when Google pulls the plug. (Or have they already…)


(Jeff Atwood) #6

@neil we should pull this setting in 1.9… can you make a :notebook:


(Sam Saffron) #7

Step one is to change meta to use the new setting :wink:

We should do a #howto with some pictures of how to make the move.