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04-Nov-2009 08:05 AM

Darren

Posts: 175

Jane, for the best results, you should place the GA script on every page.  That way you can track user interaction and traffic to throughout the site.

The best place to insert the script is right before the </body> tag of every page.  You'll need some basic HTML knowledge and FTP access to your site files in order to do that.  If dealing with code makes you break out in hives, it's best to ask your webmaster or web host for assistance.

We place GA script on website's almost every day.  It's really no big deal.  :-)
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04-Nov-2009 03:05 AM

jane

Posts: 2

Thanks, I feel we might be getting somewhere, I'm not technical but if I was advising someone on how to find the right page to attach the analytics to what exactly would I advise them to do?

Thanks for your help this really is causing me headaches!
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02-Nov-2009 04:48 PM

Darren

Posts: 175

Hi, Jane.  Thanks for your question.  Yes, it is entirely possible to track sales conversions on WSI e-commerce sites.  We are actively tracking conversions on www.BuyRecycledProducts.com, www.WeatherizationSP.com, www.SilkTreeandPlants.com, www.PetPersona.com, and several others.  The trick is to properly identify the final checkout confirmation page and then set up Goals to track them.  But for our solutions, it's just as easy to run reports in the back-end admin area to analyze cost data.

If you have any more questions, please feel free to contact us at support@wsipromarketing.com.  Thank you!

Darren Kincaid
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02-Nov-2009 02:34 PM

jane

Posts: 2

Help needed - Is it possible to add google analytics code to track sales conversions on a WSI ecommerce site, I am told this is not possible when the sales pages are dynamically driven?

Jane
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30-Aug-2009 07:47 AM

Darren

Posts: 175

In point 1, you said:

1. I have 2 GA Accounts: for this let's call them OLDGA and NEWGA. What I want to do is give NEWGA complete access to all OLDGA Analytics Accounts.

So you are saying you have two accounts, OLDGA and NEWGA, do meant two "logins"?

One way to have access to all accounts is by:
- create an email alias, say dave@wsi.com
- make is a google account (google.com/accounts)
- then go under each GA account you want to have access to, make dave@wsi.com an admin user. That should do it.

If you want to give view only access, then you'd have give access to dave@wsi.com at the profile level, one profile at a time.

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30-Aug-2009 07:47 AM

Davey

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This is what is driving me nuts. For this discussion let me outline all the elements:

1. I have 2 GA Accounts: for this let's call them OLDGA and NEWGA. What I want to do is give NEWGA complete access to all OLDGA Analytics Accounts.

2. I have profiles created for each of the OLDGA Accounts, as I do for the NEWGA accounts.

3. As User Admin in OLDGA, I have given User NEWGA Administrative access to OLDGA (I have also tried simply to give right to view reports without admin access; same problems)

4. I log into NEWGA and look at the droplist of available Analytics Accounts (as you point out, top right). NONE of the OLDGA accounts are listed, only those created under NEWGA.

5. I even tried to add a new profile in NEWGA for one of the domains in OLDGA just to see if that would "prompt" the system to show the OLDGA account in the analytic accounts list. As you would suspect, it does not but rather simply gives access to the NEWGA version of that domain account.

So my dilemna is simple: at no point that I can find anywhere within the NEWGA analytics settings or listings a link to or reference to any of the OLDGA analytic accounts, even though my user in NEWGA has been given Admin rights to OLDGA.

You see my problem? I am trying to do exactly what you suggest, and what I know to be the process (in theory), yet there is no reference point in my accounts once I give Admin user access on how that user sees the other accounts/reports!

I have gone through all of Google's helps, blogs, and general web postings on the subject and the only aspect of the process listed is in the GIVING of the user rights. To my knowledge there is not one line of information anywhere that spells out in simple English:

"Now that you have access rights to another GA account, do the following to access those reports"

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30-Aug-2009 07:45 AM

Darren

Posts: 175

>body contentEditable=true>Lets recap the process and hopefully help find the miising link.

- Site ABC has GA installed by Google user A.

-A adds a new Admin user D for site ABC through User Manager (don't forget to select a website profile).

- D logs in to GA.

- D should see a pull down menu "Select Account" on the right hand end of the orange header. Site ABC should now be listed together with any other accessible accounts.

Spotted it? If the pull-down is not there, re-check that user D has actually been given access and then I suggest you put in a support email to GA team!
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30-Aug-2009 07:42 AM

Davey

Posts: 2

Do you guys know how an Admin user that has been set up for a different Google Account actually access the reports they are entitled to?

There are hundreds of points of explanation on how to set up and control Admin users to your Google Account, but after you give another user access to your rpeorts, where do they get to see those reports?

I've been looking for days and can't find that one missing piece to the puzzle:

* Google Account ABC creates and Admin User for Google Account DEF.
* DEF logs into their own Google account to see ABC's reports and their own.
* At this point, DEF only sees their own - where can DEF find the ABC reports?

Thanks for any help

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30-Aug-2009 07:36 AM

Darren

Posts: 175

Got a burning question about SEO, PPC, analytics?  Post your questions here and let's talk about them.

Darren Kincaid
darren@wsiseoexpert.com
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