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    Caroline Duffy

    I have just watched video 13. Tracking your visitors with Google Analytics.
    The video seems to get stuck a few times? could by my end (streaming issues?)
    but anyway my question is when I click on the link to create a new account I seem to get a different page to what is shown in the video
    This is what I get, https://www.google.com/analytics/web/provision?et=&authuser=#provision/CreateAccount/

    The final button at the bottom of this page says “Get Tracking ID”
    so I think I might be going to the wrong page??
    (Unfortunately I can’t quite make the URL displayed in the video)

    Jamie Marsland

    Hi Caroline,

    That looks ok to me :)

    However you don’t need to get the tracking id.

    In your WordPress dashboard Just install the Google for Analytics plugin from Yaost http://wordpress.org/plugins/google-analytics-for-wordpress/.

    Then click on where it says “authentic with google” . At this point it should prompt you to choose which google analytics account you want to track.

    Let me know if that makes sense,


    Caroline Duffy

    Hi Jamie,
    After a lot of head scratching. computer re-starting. watching the video again and again. tea. chocolate biscuits. I got there! I had to manually enter my UA code to get the plug-in working? I must have gone about it the very long way.
    All sorted now. thanks:-)

    Jamie Marsland

    Brill well done Caroline :)

    Onwards and upwards!


    Anthony Taylor

    Hi Jamie

    I’ve was just signing up to analytics’s as described using Joost’s plug in but got the following message: We are unable to verify the name associated with this application because it runs on your computer, as opposed to on a website. We recommend you do not allow access unless you trust the application.

    Am I giving Joost access to my PC and what do you suggest? Apologies if this is a dumb question.



    Jamie Marsland

    Hi Anthony,

    Don’t worry, not a dumb question :)

    I’ve never actually encountered this message so I’m a bit stumped. Have any other members seen this one?


    ps will keep thinking

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