Google Analytics WordPress.com Blog Intregation

Google Analytics WordPress.com

This Google analytics wordpress.com post is actually written because I have read someone asked a question how to intregate GA to his/her wordpress.com blog.

It has been some years, that wp.com is more popular than blogger blogspot because of the up-to-date features and many other benefits. (related: which one is better wordpress or blogger?).

Not trying to compare them both in this Google Analytics wordpress.com post, but because I have tried both of them, although it was not long enough to judge, however, from the admin interface, space and layout, I would prefer using wp.com than blogger blogspot.

I found blogger blogspot admin page is somehow not really nice organized, though surely blogspot is also better in some ways than wp.com website, especially if you want to monetize your blog or website.

Google Analytics WordPress.com – the use of it in a blog?

Intergating this Google tracking script can be really useful for a website or blog, because you will know more in depth about how long do they stay in your website, how many page views most your visitors make, and so much more..

By checking the visitors trending in your blog or website, you will then be able to see which content actually brings more traffic.

Now talking about Google Analytics WordPress.com blog, we surely do not talk about monetizing your blog. (related: add adsense in wordpress.com, and add plugins in wordpress.com)

I can truly understand why wp.com users want to add this tracking script code to their blogs, as other self-hosted wordpress users can do.

I have actually created a video tutorial where to paste Google analytics code if you have a self-hosted wordpress blog users. If you are not, then that tutorial is unfortunately not for you.

If you want to know why, please read this Google Analytics wordpress.com post further..

Google Analytics WordPress.com – How to intregate Google Analytics in WordPress.com Blog?

Since I have also one blog in wp.com, and I saw there are ways to see how your blog performs with its visitors, somehow having GA script is still wanted by most bloggers, be it in wp.com or wordpress.org blogs.

In Google Analytics WordPress.com official explanations, it states clearly, than wp.com is actually a shared of environment, where millions of people use wp to blog without any costs.

This means, it is just like sharing the house, if one of a family member caught flu, there is a big possibility where other family members get this flu bug.

So what is the connection of flu bug with wp.com and Google Analytics wordpress.com thing? it is the javascript. GA code is a javascript code. And Javascript code is not allowed to be in wp.com blogs.

google analytics wordpress.com

The reasons are definitely making sense, that Javascripts are easier to get modified or hacked. This mean if one wp.com blog use javascript (example, GA javascript code) and it is hacked by somebody, this can risk other bloggers as well.

Because of this reason Google Analytics WordPress.com is not possible to have at the moment, and considering this matter I am happy I have installed wordpress in my own webhost and can have anything I want.

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