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Need Ideas Troubleshooting GA Code In Wordpress

     

Planet13

6:11 am on Apr 24, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Hi there, Everyone:

i was so happy to see my bounce rate drop significantly after moving lots of static pages over to wordpress.

My bounce rate on those bogs pages is low - I mean, real low... I mean, like 0%

Now, I love to fantasize that I have created the perfect content and that no one who comes across my material would ever want to bounce out of my site.

But alas, I believe it is much more likely to be some problem with the way GA is installed in my wordpress blog.

Does anybody have any ideas on how to troubleshoot GA when it appears to be tracing most metrics EXCEPT bounce rate?

Thanks in advance.

Planet13

2:15 pm on Apr 24, 2012 (gmt 0)

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And of course I forgot to post the code. It is between the opening and closing head tags.

<script type="text/javascript">

var _gaq = _gaq || [];
_gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-1234567-8']);
_gaq.push(['_trackPageview']);

(function() {
var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true;
ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js';
var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s);
})();

</script>

Planet13

7:22 pm on Apr 27, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Got it figured out.

My theme was displaying the GA code TWICE.

had to edit the header.php file of my theme and change it there.

netmeg

12:40 pm on Apr 28, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Save yourself the trouble and use the Yoast Google Analytics plugin. It does everything, and does it right.

Planet13

1:49 pm on Apr 28, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for the tip!

there are SO MANY SEO plugins it was kind of difficult to know which one to use...

netmeg

3:15 pm on Apr 29, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Anything with the name Yoast on it is more than a safe bet.
 

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