Hi Hubbers! Do you have a Google Analytics account associated with your HubPages account? If so, please be sure to check out today’s blog post which has instructions for how to upgrade your Google Analytics account to Universal Analytics. If you do not upgrade by 8/20/2014, Google Analytics will stop collecting data for your HubPages subdomain, but don’t worry, upgrading is easy!
When I go to the Google Analytics page. Select an account and a property, then click Universal Analytics Upgrade." I don't have a big blue button to select to upgrade or drop down option to upgrade. I do get this message:
"Only users with edit permission can transfer a property. Each property must be transferred individually."
Does that mean I cannot upgrade?
And if I do not upgrade the Google Analytics reporting by mid-August, does that affect the Adsense and/or Hubpages earnings program?
It sounds like you need to update your User Management settings. On that page, click on the drop-down menu below "Account Permissions" and make sure that "edit" is checked. Save your changes and then go back to the main admin page. Do you see the option to upgrade now?
EDIT: Sorry, I missed your other question! This upgrade (or Google Analytics, for that matter) will in no way affect your HubPages Earnings Program status. If you don't upgrade by the deadline, then Google Analytics will stop tracking the traffic to your subdomain.
The email address associated with Google Analytics does not need to match the email address you have associated with HubPages. To make admin changes, however, you should be logged into the *Google* account that is associated with your Google Analytics account. Does your admin page look like the screenshot I posted? If so, then you have UA already. If instead of "Tracking Info" you see "Tracking Code", then your account is not using UA. Let me know if that's the case and if you still don't see an option to upgrade.
The error about AdSense is not related to the upgrade. Google Analytics gives you the option to associate your AdSense account with it so that you can view your AdSense earnings in GA. It sounds like the error message is prompting you to do that. As far as I know, it's optional.
If your new writer here, and you need 10 articles approved before you can get Google Ad Sense, will it affect your earning if a person isn't able to get the 10 required articles out? I spend hours researching a topic before writing it as I like to be well informed. I'm even taking an Animal Behavior class since I write about animals a lot. Plus I'm taking classes online at AIU. What happens to new writers who come in after the deadline? Thanks
Yay!!!! I see you guys finally implemented my suggestion! I asked for an update either yesterday or the day before yesterday- definitely did NOT expect to see it appear already!!! This is going to be a huge benefit to everyone. Thanks guys!!!!
I also don't have the Universal Analytics Upgrade thing either. But I have the Tracking Info and the categories underneath it. In fact, that's the case for all of my sites on Analytics. So, I guess this means I don't have to do anything?
Edit: Kind of confused why Google says we have to transfer each property individually when it appears to have already been done.
I think you're right about that. I found something online earlier that said they were going to automatically move everyone to UA. I'm assuming we don't have to put a new code on our own sites, because when I checked under Tracking Info and Code, it's the same code I already have on my sites.
I have setup my Analytics and it has given me a tracking code for the Hubpages domain property I have setup but how do I install the UA tracking code or script so it tracks the data and is up to date with Universal analytics.