Google Analytics Tracking ID Has Changed

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  1. revmtlewis profile image80
    revmtlewisposted 2 years ago

    The tracking ID is no longer in the UA-123456-1 format but a GA4 format. See Google Analytics Support website article entitled ([UA→GA4] Data collection and tagging) that discuss this. I could have added a link but didn't want my account closed. Until HubPages changes the format, my account settings won't change because it registers as an error. Can't participate in a broken system.

    1. WryLilt profile image87
      WryLiltposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      You can continue to use Universal Analytics (UA code) until July 2023. But yes, hopefully Hubpages will include support for GA4 soon.

  2. revmtlewis profile image80
    revmtlewisposted 2 years ago

    Until then, I can't use it because Google didn't provide a UA code, only the GA4 code because I don't see a UA code anywhere. Any suggestions on where to look?

  3. Glenn Stok profile image94
    Glenn Stokposted 2 years ago

    I started using GA4 on my own website to begin collecting the additional data on my visitors when Google first announced it. I love the additional data that GA4 tracking provides, and I hope to be able to use it on my hubs soon too.

    I checked the HTML code in HubPages and saw that they still use the old “Universal Analytics” code. So I couldn’t change to GA4 to see the additional tracking on my hubs yet.

    I hope HubPages implements the new code soon. It starts collecting data as soon as they replace the code that Google provides. So why wait till the July 1st, 2023 cutoff date. It took me just a two minutes to do it on my site.

    1. Matt Wells profile imageSTAFF
      Matt Wellsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      We are aware and will implement the Google Analytics changes. There is still over a year to comply.

      1. Teapixie LM profile image81
        Teapixie LMposted 15 months agoin reply to this

        I have just applied for a google analytics tracking code today. I’ve not had one before. It starts with a g. Does this mean I am unable to track my hubpages writing?

        1. Matt Wells profile imageSTAFF
          Matt Wellsposted 15 months agoin reply to this

          Please visit this link for Google Universal Analytics ID instructions. The Analytics ID you use should start with "UA".

          1. Teapixie LM profile image81
            Teapixie LMposted 15 months agoin reply to this

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            1. Teapixie LM profile image81
              Teapixie LMposted 15 months agoin reply to this

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              1. Teapixie LM profile image81
                Teapixie LMposted 15 months agoin reply to this

                Erase it all. Finally found the number on a separate property, altogether. Thanks!

  4. revmtlewis profile image80
    revmtlewisposted 2 years ago

    I found my answer. I'll post an article to keep from getting my account closed for posting offsite links. Cheers!

  5. Glenn Stok profile image94
    Glenn Stokposted 2 years ago

    Here’s the info on GA4:

    https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/10089681

    After HubPages/TAG implements the GA4 code, all we have to do is get our new GA ID and paste it in on our earnings page.  You get it by logging into your GA account and clicking admin, then select the property you have for HubPages. Follow the steps Google provides.  But remember that we can’t update the HTML code. HubPages needs to do that.

  6. Rupert Taylor profile image95
    Rupert Taylorposted 2 years ago

    Aw dang. So I will no longer be able to find out how many left-handed goat herders in Turkey have read my article on rutabagas. I don't think I'm going to be able to get over this.

  7. Zen-ish profile image60
    Zen-ishposted 17 months ago

    Google does not provide a tracking ID in the old format anymore. Please update the site to conform to the new format of the tracking ID. Urgently needed for new users of hubpages. Thanks.

    1. Matt Wells profile imageSTAFF
      Matt Wellsposted 17 months agoin reply to this

      Please visit this link for Google Universal Analytics ID instructions.

      1. Glenn Stok profile image94
        Glenn Stokposted 17 months agoin reply to this

        Matt, although it is true that new users can still find the tracking ID for the old Google Universal Analytics, the new Analytics 4 property provides much more tracking information.

        I'm already using it on my author site and it took me less than five minutes to upgrade with the new code Google provides that can be copied and pasted. I hope TAG does this soon for HubPages and not wait till after the deadline.

        1. Matt Wells profile imageSTAFF
          Matt Wellsposted 17 months agoin reply to this

          Yes, we plan on making the updates before the deadline.

      2. Kenna McHugh profile image91
        Kenna McHughposted 17 months agoin reply to this

        Thanks Matt.

      3. Zen-ish profile image60
        Zen-ishposted 17 months agoin reply to this

        Thank You, Matt.

  8. SoSimplyStephanie profile image85
    SoSimplyStephanieposted 10 months ago

    Anyone figured out how to update their Analytics? Long story short, I've been out of blogging and HP for a while. I've decided to get back at it. I tried to add my Analytics code (don't have access to my old Analytics account) and I can not add the new code because HP is giving me the error that it must start with UA- but Google is only giving G- codes now. Any idea what to do? Seems like HP is behind the curve on this one.

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image91
      Kenna McHughposted 10 months agoin reply to this

      I don't have the answer. But you can email Matt Wells at team@hubpages.com and inquire.

 
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