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Google Analytics How to

Stop Google Analytics tracking you

Fortunately, there are reliable solutions to safeguard our privacy on the Internet. And one of these is the simple browser extension called “Google Analytics opt-out”.

In case you didn’t know, every time you visit a website that has Google Analytics (GA) installed, you are giving Google information about you for free.

The most unlikely thing about this story is that GA is presented as a free solution to measure web traffic. But what it never fully explains to users is that it collects personal information left and right to use it for its own benefit.

More than 85% of websites on the internet use GA

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Google Analytics opt-out

So let’s get to the point. This wonderful extension will block the GA script on any website you visit.

And what alternative to GA can I use to measure my website traffic without compromising privacy?

Analyzati is without a doubt the alternative to forget about GA once and for all, since it is 100% focused on privacy. Does not collect personally identifiable information (PII), does not track IPs, does not use cookies, does not use fingerprints.

If you want to know more compelling arguments to help you understand why you should leave GA, you can read our articles that we list below:

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How to Wordpress

Guides: how to integrate with your website

We have released new guides about How to integrate Analyzati with your website

Just follow the guides here, and start tracking your website visitors in less than 1 minute.

If you have any suggestion, let us know and we will be happy to assist you. Contact us here.

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How to

Fix 404 error pages for free

When you browse a web page and suddenly you see a big 404 number in front of you, it’s because the page doesn’t exists anymore.  It’s the thing all site owners hate to see on their website, which can mess up a user’s online experience.

Some search engines explicitly penalize websites that contain a lot of broken links.

A 404 error page could be generated because of:

  • URL change
  • Broken link

Before solving 404 error pages you first need to identify where they are and why. And Analyzati can help you FREE.

  1. The first thing you will need is to have a FREE account with us. Just register free here and continue to the next step
  2. Add your domain name in the Analyzati dashboard
  3. Get the code generated and paste it in your website. You need to add the code in your <head> or <body> section of your website.
  4. Now add the following code to your 404 page. Paste it between the <head> and </head> tags.
<script>
    window.addEventListener('DOMContentLoaded', function () {
        pa.track({name: '404'})
    });
</script>

From now on, and remember its FREE, you can track all 404 errors listed on your pages tab and on your events tab.

How to fix 404 errors ?

Once you have a list of URLs causing this error you can take action:

  1. If the error is because of a link, check if the link is pointing to a wrong url and fix the link
  2. If the error is because of a page that doesn’t exist you have two options: try to restore the page on the original link or create a 301 redirect to the new page url.

Creating a 301 redirect

A 301 redirect indicates the permanent moving of a web page from one location to another.

The most common method to create 301 redirects is using your .htaccess file located on your server.
For apache servers, you need to add the following line of code somewhere in your .htaccess:

Redirect 301 /old-page.html /new-page.html

If your website is running on WordPress, you can use a plugin like Redirection to create your 301 redirects. Is super easy and very handy.

Also you can create 301 redirects from cPanel. Just search for the menu Redirect and add/modify your redirects as needed.

Conclusion

As you have seen in this guide, Analyzati not only allows you to detect 404 errors, it also allows you to track what is happening on your website and understand visitors behaviour.

Check out by yourself FREE and start now!

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Tracking website events

Tracking events is the key to understanding your website visitors interactions. For example measure clicks on the register button, downloading a file, purchases, etc.

Analyzati provides a simple code integration that allows you to track your custom events.

In your dashboard press Events and get the detailed explanation on how to use it pressing <>.

Basically you need to add the pa.track() JavaScript function and you can use name, value and unit keys (more coming in future NMA releases).

Example code for tracking registers – link:

<a href="https://mydomain.com/register" target="_blank" onclick="pa.track({'name' : 'Register from banner'})">TRY FREE</a>

And here you have an example code – button:

<button onclick="pa.track({'name' : 'Register button'})">Buttonname</button>

Feel free to test your own personal events and in case of any doubt, contact support@analyzati.com

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How to Wordpress

Track visitors from your WordPress site

Tracking your website visitors is very important to understand their behaivour and get a deep knowledge on what’s happening in your website.

WordPress is a very common CMS and website builder, around 455 million websites use it in 2022!

If your website is made with WordPress, you can add our Analyzati tracking code with a powerful plugin.

We totally recommend installing the Header Footer Code Manager. It will allow you to add our script on the <head> section of your WordPress site.

After you succesfully install the pluging, activate it and create a New Snippet.

Here you have our Snippet configuration:

Remember to press Save.

Adding the script using this plugin, will track all your website pages. Obviously you can exclude pages if you need it or fine tune the Snippet for your needs.

If you don’t know how to add your domain in Analyzati, follow this article.

In case you have any question, reach our support departament sending an email to support@analyzati.com

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How to

How to integrate Analyzati in your website

Adding our script in your website is as easy as pie!

Follow the steps bellow and enjoy tracking your visitors analytics and behaviour in your website:

  • Create an account in Analyzati (aka NMA)
  • Verify your account pressing the link provided in the confirmation email
  • Now from your dashboard press “+New website”
  • A new screen will appear with the following configuration you need to complete:
  1. Write the domain of your website
  2. Choose the type of access to your analytics page:
    Private: You will have access to your analytics accesing to your NMA account
    Public: Anyone with the link will have access to the analytics page
    Password: Restrict access to analytics with a password
  3. If you want to receive a monthly report in your email, tick this option
  4. Be sure to activate Exclude bots
  5. Press de blue button Copy to copy the script you need to add in your <head> or <body> section of your website.
  6. Finally press Save

That’s all you need to do in NMA. Now after adding the script to your website, NMA will start receiving all the information and you can enjoy the analytics for your website.

If you have any question, just contact our support team sending an email to support@analyzati.com

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Google Analytics How to

How to remove Google Analytics in your website

Removing Google Analytics needs time and some steps are involved to complete it. If you are not an expert, you’ll need a guide and better understanding of the Analytics system.

Before digging on this, you need to understand first the Analytics hyerarchy:

Your Analytics profile has 3 components:

Google Analytics hyerarchy
  1. Account: Is neccesary to access your Analytics report
  2. Property: It’s a website or a mobile app that you want to track
  3. View: It’s the access point for your reports.

If you want to remove all data for your website, you need to remove the Property. So let’s do it:

  • Select Admin on the left taskbar
  • Now choose the “property settings”
  • Now press on “move to trash can” and confirm

That’s all folks!

You now have been succesfully removed Google Analytics tracking for your website.

Ahhh.. and don’t forget to remove the Google Analytics <script> code in your website!