Our website is setup so that any link clicked within "domain.com/Referrals/" is counted as a goal. Currently, every html file in this /Referrals/ directory has the google analytics code directly in the file. This tracks goals and pageviews just fine, however, it is adding significant load times (2-3 seconds) when any link is clicked. We have looked at our files and they just simple redirects, and I think it hangs for a few seconds while loading the GA code.
My question is - Is there anyway to decrease this load time? Is this standard or could there be another reason why I am experiencing this extra few seconds of load time?