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    Steve Farrar

    Web Property ID - Google Analytics calls this your "Account ID".  Example = UA-XXXXXXXX

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    Duncan McCreery

    Thanks for the additional information, Steve.

    Just to clarify, there are two parts to the Web Property ID: the account number and the profile numbers within the account.  For more information, please click here.  You should use the entire Web Property ID (aka UA) to configure Google Analytics in the CMS.

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    Joseph Goss

    Hello,

    When I view the article manager, I can see the number of hits the article received. Does this hit number come from Google Analytics?

    Joe

     

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    Duncan McCreery

    Hi Joe,

    Good question.  The CMS tracks hits separately from Google Analytics.  So, even if you don't have GA configured, you'll still see the number of article hits in Article Manager.

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    Monique Waggoner

    Since CMS tracks hits separately and you see the total number of hits an article or page gets; is there a way to see how many hits an article got in a given month?

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    Gregory Foreman

    Hi Monique - The CMS tracking will only give you the total number of hits since the page was created or the counter was reset.  You would have to use Google Analytics to get any more detail.

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    Grant Patten

    So does this just automatically capture and pull data from all MemberClicks pages into Google Analytics once I enter the web property ID? ... I thought you had to add the Analytics code to all individual pages in the site. Do we have to do that?

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    Gregory Foreman

    Grant - You only have to enter your web property id once and it will give you stats for all pages.  Rather than have you go through every page to add the code, we've set it up to take care of all that automatically.

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    Grant Patten

    Cool thanks for quick response

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    Kristin Milam

    Hello, I've already linked Google Analytics to our site, but how can I add Google Webmaster Tools so I can fully utilize Google's SEO information? Is this Help Desk "ticket worthy"? 

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    Kinsey Mahan

    Kristin - You'll start the process via Google on your own, but when you get to the point where you need to verify ownership of your domain, just send in a Help Ticket with the options they've provided you so that we can assist.

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    Tracy Mitchell

    When I am entering my url to set up a Google Analytics account, do I enter the www.XXXXX.com address or the www.XXXXX.memberclicks.net address?

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    Kinsey Mahan

    Tracy - You'll want to enter the custom domain address, or www.XXXXX.com.

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    Chrissy Kuo

    Are you able to break down the hits from each article in a time segment?  i.e by month? week? etc?

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    Kinsey Mahan

    Chrissy - I'm not sure what Google Analytics provides on that front as we just provide the Web Property ID integration and can't see the specifics on what kind of details they can provide. In MemberClicks, you can see article hit statistics under Website > Article Manager (on the right) and inside each article, you have the ability to reset hits so that you could track stats manually by month, week, etc. I hope that helps!

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    Nia Edwards

    Are there plans, or may I request, that ecommerce tracking code be added to the form pages?  We had this level of Google Analytics integration with a past product and really miss it. It also looks like our pages are still using the classic tracking code instead of the universal code. 

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    Kinsey Mahan

    Nia - We are working towards using that universal code through the Google Analytics area. In the meantime, i've opened you up a ticket with our Help Team to see if there's anything we can do today. Please expect to hear back soon!

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    Emma Goodgion

    OK just so I am clear, I just add my UA number to Web Property ID and click save and them my Google analytic will start to receive the data??

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    Kinsey Mahan

    Emma - Exactly! Pop that Web Property ID in and save, then start checking in on your Google Analytics account and you should see action.

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