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Google Analytics Upgrade

  1. Victoria Lynn profile image88
    Victoria Lynnposted 3 years ago

    Can anyone explain the Google analytics update in layman's terms, such as in "Google Analytics Upgrade for Dummies"?

  2. relache profile image86
    relacheposted 3 years ago

    I felt the HubPages blog post did a credible job, especially as they walk you thru the process if you need to still do it.

    http://blog.hubpages.com/2014/06/its-ti … s-account/

  3. Victoria Lynn profile image88
    Victoria Lynnposted 3 years ago

    Yeah, I tried, but the screenshot they showed on the blog is not what showed up when I clicked on the link. :-(

  4. Victoria Lynn profile image88
    Victoria Lynnposted 3 years ago

    It doesn't give me the Universal Analytics Upgrade option as shown in the screenshot. It just starts with the next category: Property Settings, then User Management, etc . . . . Anyone know why? Is it already upgraded?

    1. Glenn Stok profile image94
      Glenn Stokposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I had the same situation. It turned out that my HubPages property, as well as my other domain properties, were already upgraded by Google automatically.

      You can check to be sure your property for HubPages is upgraded by looking at the JavaScript tracking code. Just click that link in your Google Analytics account under the HubPages property. If you see a reference to analytics.js in the code snippet, then you have been upgraded.  But if you see the old reference to ga.js then you are not upgraded. (No need to copy that snippet. HP puts that in for you once you confirm it).

      Once you determine that you are definitely upgraded, then all you need to do is confirm it in HubPages by going to "My Account > Earnings > Settings > Analytics" and click confirm.

      1. Victoria Lynn profile image88
        Victoria Lynnposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks, Glenn. I just need a bit more information for a computer dummy like me. What do you mean by the "Hubpages property"? Do you mean to go under my HP account and click on the Google Analytics link? Where do I look for the code and the ga.js? Where is the Java Script tracking code??

        1. Victoria Lynn profile image88
          Victoria Lynnposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          It has analytics. js but then ga also. What does that mean?

          1. Glenn Stok profile image94
            Glenn Stokposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            I never said ga means you are not upgraded. I said that ga.js means you are not upgraded. There is no reference to ga.js in the sample you gave.

            1. Victoria Lynn profile image88
              Victoria Lynnposted 3 years agoin reply to this

              Awesome.

        2. Glenn Stok profile image94
          Glenn Stokposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          If you have more than one domain then each one is considered a property. I have several web sites, so each has to be upgraded individually at the property level as explained in the blog.

          If you only use Google Analytics with HubPages, then that will be the only property you have in your Analytics account.

          Log into your Analytics account. Click the HubPages property. Then under that you will see the link to display the code snippet. This property level is the same place where you were looking for the blue upgrade link, which is missing if you are already upgraded.

  5. Victoria Lynn profile image88
    Victoria Lynnposted 3 years ago

    ,'script','//www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js','ga'); Okay, Glenn, I found this. Does this mean I'm not upgraded?

    1. Glenn Stok profile image94
      Glenn Stokposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Look closer. It has the reference to  analytics.js so you ARE upgraded. Now just confirm it with HP so HP knows to place the new snippet in your hubs.

      1. Victoria Lynn profile image88
        Victoria Lynnposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Okay, cool! Thanks, Glenn! That's what was confusing--when we're already upgraded! I checked in my HubPages account that I'm using Universal Analytics. (changed from no to yes) Is that what I needed to do?

        1. Glenn Stok profile image94
          Glenn Stokposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          Yes that's right. You're all done. Good job.

  6. Victoria Lynn profile image88
    Victoria Lynnposted 3 years ago

    Thanks, Glenn, for helping me work through it!

    1. Glenn Stok profile image94
      Glenn Stokposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      You're very welcome!

      1. Faith Reaper profile image87
        Faith Reaperposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Oh, this is all helpful to me, as I am computer dummy too.  Will follow your instructions and see.  Thanks so much!

      2. csmiravite-blogs profile image80
        csmiravite-blogsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        This just confirms that I belong to the legion of computer dummies too. This all sounds Greek to me. I better read this thread over, and translate it into English.Heheh!

        Oh, my!  Thanks Glenn for the enlightenment!

        big_smile

  7. Victoria Lynn profile image88
    Victoria Lynnposted 3 years ago

    Thanks. Good job to you, too. :-) I appreciate your help.

 
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