Update: The Google Analyticator plugin is working again as of Sept. 17, 2012. See the BlogAid vid tut Google Analyticator Plugin Installation for how to install fresh or switch from the Google Analytics plugin by Yoast. This video is still good for switching from Google Analyticator to Google Analytics plugin, though.
The Google Analyticator plugin is no longer providing an a snapshot in the dashboard and now states a “no analytics account selected” error. There is nothing wrong with your authentication. The new Google API is at fault. Here’s what you can do about it, including how to switch to a better plugin, which is the Google Analytics for WordPress plugin by Yoast.
One of the things I enjoyed most about the Google Analyticator plugin was the nice little analytics module it placed in the Dashboard. Even though the stats were a day old, it was a great way to get a quick snapshot of visitors to your site. My clients really enjoyed watching their numbers climb there too.
The reason the plugin now gives an error is because Google recently changed the API that reports data back to the plugin. Now, you’re analytics are still being tracked and reported to Google. It’s just that the new API doesn’t allow them to report that data back to the dashboard module.
Unfortunately, the developer, Ronald Heft, has decided that he doesn’t have time to re-engineer the plugin and is saying goodbye in his latest blog post. Rumor has it that Ronald is talking with another developer company about buying the rights to his plugin, but it may be a while before we see a fix.
There are about 10 plugins to help you track analytics code, including one from MailChimp if you use that email service. But, I believe the best one is the Google Analytics for WordPress plugin by Joost deValk.
Watch this short video to see how to properly switch to the new plugin and never miss a beat with your analytics.
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