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Google Analytics Status: Tracking Not Installed

I'm trying to use Google Analytics on a Wordpress blog. I've copied the tracking code and placed it in the header.php file just above the </head> tag. I've done this in the past and been successful but the status on Google Analytics will not change to "receiving data." Can anyone tell me how to fix this or what I might be doing wrong?

If you go to the website, you can see that the code is definitively there. http://www.RealEstateMarketingLabs.com

2 Answers

I have good experience with the Yoast Analytics plugin(the one on the right. The free version) https://yoast.com/wordpress/plugins/google-analytics/

That plugin will insert all the tracking code for you.

Love that plugin. I have used it on many client sites, since clients like having Google Analytics viewable from the WordPress dashboard.

Just looking at the site, it seems that the google analytics is not even present, meaning it not even rendered on the page. You can see this yourself, by inspecting or viewing the page source and searching "google" that there isn't any google analytics code to be found.

Since the code is not present at all I would double check where you put the code. May want to check that your analytics code code after the body tag in header.php.

There are also many other ways of adding analytics to your WordPress site, so you may want to take a look at this article: http://www.wpbeginner.com/beginners-guide/how-to-install-google-analytics-in-wordpress/

Hope that helps,


Are you sure? I just looked at the page source and found this just above the closing header tag.. <script> (function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i['GoogleAnalyticsObject']=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){ (i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o), m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];a.async=1;a.src=g;m.parentNode.insertBefore(a,m) })(window,document,'script','//www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js','ga');

ga('create', 'UA-59455895-1', 'auto'); ga('send', 'pageview');


Oh sorry. Ya you are totally right, I didn't see that before.

Anyhow, when I use Tag Assistant by google, it recognizes the GA code. Screenshot: https://www.evernote.com/shard/s54/sh/6c1dc4f9-e202-417c-931b-31229b64ef0b/07f85f19482958b78e9f387cacf935ad Link to Tag Assistant: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/tag-assistant-by-google/kejbdjndbnbjgmefkgdddjlbokphdefk?hl=en

As far as I can tell, it looks like it should be working.

In the GA dashboard I usually check via the real time reporting and open the site in a incognito window do see if it see it.