Google Analytics For Your Wiki

Google Analytics SampleGoogle Analytics can show you detailed reports and graphs on your wiki traffic, where users come from, what they do, which pages are most popular, and all sorts of other useful information. You can take advantage of Google Analytics on your Plus, Super, or Private Label Wikispaces wiki now by entering a Google Analytics ID into your wiki settings. In your wiki, click Manage Space and then Name, Description and License. Look for the section on Google Analytics and enter your ID.

To add Google Analytics to your entire Private Label site, click Site Administration, then Settings and look for Google Analytics ID.

If you don’t already have a free Google Analytics account, you can get one at http://google.com/analytics.
Google Analytics Settings.

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12 Comments

  1. Posted July 17, 2008 at 3:23 pm | Permalink

    So, how do we find our Google Analytics ID?

    Will it show up in our Google Analytics webiste profiles?

    Thanks.

  2. Posted July 17, 2008 at 4:45 pm | Permalink

    You can get your Google Analytics ID this way:

    1) Log in to Google Analytics
    2) Create a new report for your space at SPACENAME.wikispaces.com, or your domain name if you are using a custom domain
    3) Google will provide you with a tracking code in HTML to add to the website, but you will only need to get a piece of information out of it.
    4) Look for the line that reads:
    var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker(“UA-XXXXX-Y”);
    The UA-XXXXX-Y is your ID.

    If you already have the report set up, you can get the ID by clicking “edit” next to the report, and then “check status” in the top right of the page.

  3. Posted July 22, 2008 at 6:24 am | Permalink

    Is there any detailed statistical option for the free users?

  4. Posted July 23, 2008 at 10:17 am | Permalink

    Ariah,

    The Google Analytics option isn’t available for free wikis, but we provide statistics for all wikis. They’re available by going to your wiki, clicking “Manage Space” and then “Usage Stats”. Here you can see page views, message posts, and page edits graphed by month or year, and you can drill down into the data for individual users or pages.

  5. Posted July 24, 2008 at 5:59 pm | Permalink

    I’d love to know where people are coming to the site from and data for individual users that aren’t members. Any chance that will be in the works?

  6. Posted July 24, 2008 at 8:01 pm | Permalink

    Ariah,

    That is something that google analytics does provide, but it isn’t something we’re planning on adding in to Wikispaces at this time, though we’ll keep it in mind for the future.

    Dom

  7. Posted July 27, 2008 at 11:57 am | Permalink

    Can’t I just insert a tracking code from my google analytics account?

  8. Posted July 29, 2008 at 9:35 pm | Permalink

    Wikispaces uses Google Analytics for our own tracking purposes. Adding your own may conflict with ours and you may not receive all of the information.

    In addition, this allows you to use Google Analytics without customizing your theme

  9. Mansi
    Posted August 5, 2008 at 10:54 pm | Permalink

    Would a wikispace account pop up in google search or any other search engine’s options if relevant information was entered?

  10. Posted August 8, 2008 at 2:22 pm | Permalink

    Yes, google and other search engines frequently index public Wikispaces content and makes it available in their search results.

  11. Posted September 2, 2008 at 10:52 am | Permalink

    So how soon will my wiki stats appear in my analytics account?

  12. Posted September 3, 2008 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

    MsStewart,

    It might take up to 24 hours for the stats to appear in your Google analytics account.

    Sarah

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