A few weeks ago, the Google Analyticator plugin stopped reporting stats to the WordPress Dashboard module. It’s been taken over by a new development company. If you switched to the Google Analytics plugin by Yoast and want to switch back, this video covers how to do that, plus how to install the plugin fresh if you’ve never used it before.
Google changed its API and the Google Analyticator plugin continued to collect site information and send to Google, but stopped the flow of information from reporting back to the Dashboard.
Ron Heft, the original plugin developer decided that he didn’t want to rebuild the plugin for the new API, and instead sold it to the firm Video User Manuals.
Making the Switch
During the time the plugin was unavailable I made a video tutorial showing you how to switch to the Google Analytics plugin by Yoast. This video will show you how to switch back or how to install the Google Analyticator plugin fresh.
Why You May Not Want to Switch
I switched several of my sites to the Yoast plugin and I’m leaving BlogAid.net on it because it tracks more stats and integrates with other tools that I want to use to go deeper into my analytics. The revamped Google Analyticator plugin now tracks more stats than the old one. So, after collecting data with both for a few months I’ll probably create a post comparing the two plugins.
But for now, enjoy the video of how to install the new plugin and what you’ll see in your Dashboard module.
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