Categories Asides Yahoo Google Analytics script Post author By Matt Post date April 9, 2009 13 Comments on Google Analytics script 40% still use old Google Analytics script. Don’t forget to update to the newest Google Analytics script call. (And drop in WordPress.com Stats while you’re in there to get something quick and author-centric.) Share this: Related Google AnalyticsNovember 14, 2005In "Asides"ScumJanuary 30, 2003In "General"IE6 Independence?July 4, 2008In "Stats" Tags Analytics, Google, Stats, pingdom ← New WordCamp SF Site → WordCamp Kansai 2009 13 replies on “Google Analytics script” I have always wondered what is the advantage of google analytics over wp stats. One thing is that google analytics does not show the feed viewers, which makes it very much inaccurate.. am i wrong? WP.com Stats is best for a simple glance. “How much traffic did I get yesterday?” “What was a popular post?” That kind of thing — simple, but effective. Google Analytics on the other hand is usually overkill, but great when you want details. For example, what domain sent me the most traffic last month? What page was the most popular this week? etc. Er, I forgot you could do that with WP.com Stats, but still, better for things like time on site, bounce rate, etc. I use Google Analytics and WordPress.com Stats. @Ronald: WP Stats don’t show feed viewers either, or am I wrong? Also, analytics is much more complete when you’re interested in bounce rate, visitors (new/recurring) and much more info not available on WP stats. I use WP stats as a lightweight version of analytics to see my blog views every morning and that’s it =) using Google Analytics and WordPress.com Stats help me to monitor the amount of traffic that drives in to my site. API key thing is so annoying for me. It could be the reason why people still using google analytics. You need an API key for Google Analytics too… They just embed it into the HTML they make you copy/paste in, that’s all. @ Ronald: not people who only look at your feed (no stats program except Feedburner can show these stats), but Analytics does of course keep track of people who visit your site via your rss feed. Only problem is that GA does not differentiate between those visitors and visitors via another source, but there’s an excellent plugin to automatically tag your feed – and hence be able to see them in GA: http://rebelic.nl/rsslinktagger/ I really love WordPress.com Stats more than Google Analytics.. Google Analytics is great. I’m also using WP Stats, I love its integration, but there’s something strange with Chinese characters. (Sometimes the characters are messed) Well, the more plugins you have installed, the closer you get to slowing your site down too much, correct? So, I have just been using Analytics (without the plugin when possible) and stopped using WordPress Stats. I already use a lot of other must-have plugins. Correct me if I am missing something … Yes, every additional script does cause some slowdown. I run both WP stats and analytics though, because they’re both really fast and give me a different view of my visitors. Comments are closed.