Feb 252011
 Posted by on UTC 2011.02.25Fri at 18:04 1.JotHere.com admin, LGWEB3 writing LGWPXV  Add comments


  1. LG3OE2: Creating Google Analytics account for site this one http://2.LoveRules.Info
    1. with general info
      1. URL[2.LoveRules.Info]
      2. [Account Name][2.LoveRules.Info] -the default
      3. [Time zone country][US]
      4. [Time zone][pst]
    2. with Contact Information
      1. [Last Name][Architect]
      2. [First name][Destiny]
      3. [Country][US]
    3. with TOS .
      1. agree
      2. [Data Sharing][Your account is opted in to receiving benchmarking and ad service features which require access to your Google Analytics data.]
    4. LG3PCG: submit & get https://www.google.com/analytics/provision/tracking?scid=Alias6 & resulted in email to me sent On Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 3:28 AM “Google Analytics: Getting started with your new Google Analytics account”
  2. pause (a few weeks), distracted by other stuff
  3. LH3FHZ:
    1. LH2TIH: From Tracking Code page. I get d

      <script type=”text/javascript”>

      var _gaq = _gaq || [];
      _gaq.push([‘_setAccount’, ‘UA-Alias6-1′]);

      (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);



  4. LH3CXH: Note that it has “I want to track AdWords campaigns[off]” – something to remember if one ever also does AdWords.
  5. LH2TNV: On http://2.loverules.info/wp-admin/admin.php?page=theme-options-blog-features.php -> Analtyics
    1. LH2TV9: Theme has confusing “Please set this option to “Analytics enabled” if you want to override the theme’s settings for Analytics.” which I think it’s missing “NOT override”
    2. [Enable analytics][off][on]
    3. [Custom Google Analytics Tracking Code] – set above
    4. LH2TXT: (2011.02.23pst0734) saved changes (inserting code), then refreshed http://2.LoveRules.Info checking source code and found the code in there (at the bottom of the page): good.
    5. pause ~7 hours (waiting to collect some data, see if it works)
    6. LH3CY6: (2011.02.23pst02) “Save & Finish” & get Google Analytics profile of 2.LoveRules.Info.
      1. LH3DGY: security notes:
        1. LH3DG4: The profile & URL’s “id” doesn’t match the UA-code above, which would seem fine.
          1. LH3DHS: Perhaps the UA is constant to the user, and the when combined with the Domain(s) gives the profile ID.
        2. LH3DIN: The profile appears fully private:  inaccessible when one logs out of Google and when one logs in with a random other account (I tested).
      2. LH3DLK: The profile immediately display on it “ Tracking Not Installed ( Check Status [?] )”, refreshing gives same.
        1. LH3DN4: Perhaps this was because I didn’t (2011.02.23pst02) “Save & Finish” until just a few min ago, grr, thinking that it was already tracking as soon as (2011.02.23pst0734) saved changes (inserting code).
      3. LH3DS3: Click the “Check Status” which then reports
      4. .
        Profile Name: 2.LoveRules.Info
        Website URL: http://2.LoveRules.Info
        Web Property ID [?] : UA-Alias6-1
        Tracking Status: waiting Waiting for Data
        Analytics has been successfully installed and data is being gathered now.


        1. LH3E9D: The UA code “Check Status -> Web Property ID [?]
          1. LH3ED6: My Perhaps the UA guess was right.
          2. LH3ESX: The Web Property ID appears to contain an account # which is unique to the Google Account.
            1. LH3EW9: so could be used by outsiders to track the Google account (see all “properties” this ID): correlation.
              1. LH3EWU: So seems potentially unsafe to expose (unintended correlation risk).
          3. LH3EG6: Alias6.
            1. LH3ES3: Hidden due to seems potentially unsafe to expose.
            2. LH3ERI: Privildiged can see Alias6Exposed.
      5. paused
    7. LH5419: 2.LoveRules.Info GA report now shows data (starting Feb 23rd: 5 clicks): yeah!