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Installing Google Analytics

Hi everyone,

We’ve been getting a lot of questions about Google Analytics, namely how it can be easily installed on a SocialEngine website. I’ve created a knowledgebase article with specific instructions for those of you that would like to do this.

The article should also give you some ideas on how to use SE4’s Layout Editor and HTML Blocks in general, as it seems some are still a bit confused about how to best leverage those tools. I’ll be posting a few other KB articles of this kind to help you all get up to speed on the great new stuff in SE4!


  1. Peter Zadnikar
    Posted October 4, 2010 at 11:59 pm | Permalink

    Good article but this block analyse all pages and subpages?

  2. Alex
    Posted October 5, 2010 at 12:03 am | Permalink

    @Peter, yes – the article instructs you to insert the code into the Site Footer, which appears on all pages served by SocialEngine by default.

  3. G
    Posted October 5, 2010 at 12:25 am | Permalink

    How about an article on how to use the RSS block… or about having RSS feeds on all activities of the site?

  4. Martin
    Posted October 5, 2010 at 12:53 am | Permalink

    Perhaps, in a near future update, you can add an admin setting to incorporate Analytics, or any other tracking code on all the pages via an easy configurable admin entry setting. and can be easily added to every page template from there on.

  5. Alex
    Posted October 5, 2010 at 1:06 am | Permalink

    @martin good suggestion, though I think this article is pretty easy to follow, and we want to avoid feature bloat.

  6. Daniel
    Posted October 5, 2010 at 1:33 am | Permalink

    I love SE4, thanks for the Analytics tips

  7. Alex
    Posted October 5, 2010 at 2:13 am | Permalink

    @daniel thanks for the love!

  8. Glenn Norvic
    Posted October 5, 2010 at 5:20 am | Permalink

    Hi Alex, nice tutorial although I added my analytics code on the default.tpl file from the core – I'll consider this one soon.

    I hope you could also post a tutorial on how to make profile addresses more simple like – some people dont like paying for a few edits of code when it can be provided as a free tutorial for everyone to enjoy. :)

  9. Arigi
    Posted October 5, 2010 at 8:38 am | Permalink

    Thank you very much Alex..

    I googled how to install it and thought i had done it wrong. But it does give the analysis.

    Keep up the good work.

    Arigi Obiero.

  10. Arigi
    Posted October 5, 2010 at 8:39 am | Permalink

    Is there a way we could get the blog sorted out so that we can upload photos too.

    Arigi Obiero

  11. Lauren
    Posted October 5, 2010 at 5:33 pm | Permalink

    Use the same method method to add Woopra real-time analytics.

  12. Nicholas
    Posted October 9, 2010 at 10:10 pm | Permalink

    I'll be using this for sure. Thank you Webligos.

  13. Jussi Riku
    Posted October 11, 2010 at 10:50 am | Permalink

    Google Analytics advices to install it's script immediately before /head tag. How is that done? I managed to add an html block into header but right after closing head, not before.

  14. Posted November 17, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Permalink

    Good Article !! :-)

  15. Posted January 12, 2011 at 5:37 pm | Permalink

    What if yo are supposed to add it to the header?

  16. Posted January 30, 2011 at 10:20 am | Permalink

    It is not working in SE 4.1.1. I can't manage to install the code, I'm getting an error message, every time I tried to save the <script> block in the home page.


  17. Posted April 12, 2011 at 2:50 am | Permalink

    cant we like hard code to SE4? Do we really have to buy everything???

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