Anyone else's Google Analytics NOT have the "Upgrade" option?

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  1. LCDWriter profile image96
    LCDWriterposted 4 years ago

    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/9040270.png
    I have followed instructions on both HP and GA itself but when I get to the place where the upgrade should be, it's not there.

    I see what it is supposed to look like.  Just can't figure out why my option to upgrade isn't there.  Anyone that has insight is welcome to give me some pointers.

    1. Marina Lazarevic profile image89
      Marina Lazarevicposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      At some point all newly created properties became UA by default.  It's a little confusing because the UI doesn't clearly state that you have UA. Based on the screenshot it appears as though your HubPages property is already set to UA:

      "For web properties: To find out if a web property is using Universal Analytics, sign in to your account and go to the Admin page. Select a property from the Property dropdown. A classic Google Analytics account will have an item in this column called Tracking Code. A Universal Analytics account will have an option called Tracking Info that includes sub-components called Tracking Code, Session Settings, Organic Search Sources, etc.

      Alternatively, you can check which JavaScript library your tracking code is referencing. To do so, click Tracking Code to see the tracking code snippet for a specific property. Look for ga.js or analytics.js referenced somewhere in the code. Classic Google Analytics properties reference ga.js and Universal Analytics properties reference analytics.js."

      1. marieloves profile image78
        marielovesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Marina, I was confused for a while, but your post was really helpful! I believe that I was already using UA.

      2. moonlake profile image89
        moonlakeposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        I found mine it said Tracking Info with a JS looking thing in front of it.
        http://s1.hubimg.com/u/9042002_f248.jpg

      3. OldRoses profile image96
        OldRosesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you so much!  I thought I was being dense.  Looks like I am already upgraded.

    2. jonnycomelately profile image82
      jonnycomelatelyposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      There is so much technical jargon in this Upgrade business, that I cannot decide what I am supposed to do.

      What is meant by a "property?"    How do I know whether I use a "tracking code?"   "session and campaign timeouts,"  "sending data."  all these I have no idea what you are talking about. 

      My income from Hubpages is so, so infinitesimal that I will not be getting a payment for years at this rate, anyway..... but do I need to do anything about this Upgrade?

      1. Marina Lazarevic profile image89
        Marina Lazarevicposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        jonnycomelately, you might find these links helpful (they're also in the blog post):

        - What is a property?
        - How do I know if I have UA? Or take a look at the image in this post.

        If you don't use Google Analytics to track and analyze traffic trends to your Hubs, you don't need to upgrade. If you think you might use it more in the future, then I recommend upgrading so that your historical data and future data are continuous. HubPages implements the tracking code so you don't need to worry about that part. smile

    3. paradigmsearch profile image88
      paradigmsearchposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      LCDWriter. Thank you very much for starting this thread. Bless your heart and consider yourself cyberhugged. big_smile

      I ran into the exact same problem. I was sitting here wondering if...

      A. I'm a total dork.

      Or

      B. My obsolete computer is the problem.

      Per Marina's answer to your OP, turned out my account was one of those already upgraded.

      Of course, this doesn't disprove my dorkdom, but at least I don't have to worry about doing the upgrade. big_smile

      1. LCDWriter profile image96
        LCDWriterposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Paradigm,

        I decided that I am a complete dork! :-)

        LCDWriter

    4. classicalgeek profile image88
      classicalgeekposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I am totally confused, too. Can someone make a video? I do better with a video for things like this, where I can stop and start it (and replay if necessary).

      Mine looks like the OP's so maybe mine was already switched.

    5. moonlake profile image89
      moonlakeposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I'm having the same problems but will try Marina's information.

  2. janshares profile image97
    jansharesposted 4 years ago

    I'm confused, too. Like LCDWriter, I thought I followed the directions but didn't see where to "click Upgrade to Universal Analytics." I will go back in a fourth time and try to follow Marina's directions. (sigh) By the way, under property, it already says "janshares" and under "account" and "view." Does this mean it's already UA?

    1. janshares profile image97
      jansharesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      My page looks like LCDWriter's so it looks like it already switched by default. I actually recall that this happened months ago. Thanks, mariexotoni, there is a UA. smile

  3. mariexotoni profile image91
    mariexotoniposted 4 years ago

    Check your analytics code with hubpages by going to the earning settings. I believe if you have a UA infront of the number for the analytics code, you already have the UA

    1. PegCole17 profile image94
      PegCole17posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Hooray! I have the UA
      smile

      Thanks for the tip.

  4. janshares profile image97
    jansharesposted 4 years ago

    I'm really dense when it comes to tech stuff like this and I may not be alone. The use of "new" and "old" hubber accounts threw me off. I assumed since I've been here since 2012 that I was included in the old hubber accounts that needed to be upgraded. Can I suggest that the distinction between who needs to upgrade and who doesn't be clarified on the blog post? Marina, you said yourself that it is kind of confusing. Thanks.

    1. Marina Lazarevic profile image89
      Marina Lazarevicposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      janshares, take a look at my response to melbel in the official thread. You can tell if you have UA based on which menu options you see in the property section.

      1. janshares profile image97
        jansharesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Yes, thank you, Marina, that is what I have. I just don't recall reading in the blog that we should check that to determine whether we need to upgrade or not. I may have missed it or didn't click on the highlighted links to see further explanation.

        1. Marina Lazarevic profile image89
          Marina Lazarevicposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          No problem! Upgrading itself is pretty easy but knowing whether you already have UA is the tricky part. I wish they would clearly state it on the admin page. smile

  5. LCDWriter profile image96
    LCDWriterposted 4 years ago

    Yep.  I have a UA code in front of mine.  Whew.  I felt completely inept there for a moment.

    1. janshares profile image97
      jansharesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Totally.

  6. Dolores Monet profile image96
    Dolores Monetposted 4 years ago

    This has me so confused. I understand little of the jargon and don't even know what they want on the form. I have so many questions:
    1) Is the website our own domain name?
    2) Do we create a UA for each of our articles or just the profile?
    3) What is the Industry Category? Online community? Reference?
    4) I need (and I just bet I am not the only one) real simple instructions. All the instructions that I read  make no sense to me.

  7. LCDWriter profile image96
    LCDWriterposted 4 years ago

    Check your GA code under your Earnings.  If it has a UA in front then you are okay.  That's what mine has.

  8. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image99
    Glimmer Twin Fanposted 4 years ago

    This forum post was quite helpful.  Thanks.

 
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