Version 1.2.2 of Simple Google Analytics (for Zen Cart) now gives you the option to use either the new “ga.js” tracking code (released by Google in December 2007) or the older “urchin.js” tracking code.
The selection is as easy as choosing a radio button in the admin.
This release addresses certain reports widely spread across the Internet by many adopters of the new “ga.js” tracking code Google issued. In those reports users say (and I have confirmed) that results which are provided in reporting (specifically with the ecommerce tracking) are incorrect. In some cases, the revenue figures show as “0” (zero).
I also noticed that the conversion rate was dramatically off under the new ga.js tracking code.
It’s a confirmed Google problem (on their end)
Google has confirmed on numerous boards that the problem is on their end and they are working on correcting it. They hope to have it corrected by early April 2008, but until then, recommend users switch back to the older urchin.js tracking code for more accurate reporting.
This module addresses that recommendation.
It allows you to easily (from within the Zen Cart Admin) switch between the new ga.js tracking code (the default) and the older urchin.js tracking code (to be phased out by end of year 2008 according to Google.)
I installed this new version on my sites (for testing), and now see the proper reporting figures again (*sigh*).
Features of Version 1.2.2
- Adds standard Google Tracking to website
- Automatically Adds E-Commerce tracking to website
- Adds the ability for you to install Google Conversion Tracking
- Enables you to use either the new “ga.js” code released by Google in December 2007 or the older “urchin.js” tracking code
- Fully administered through the Zen Cart admin with a simple radio button selection.
How to Download Version 1.2.2
You can download this new version by clicking here. You will be taken to my downloads page where you can select the new 1.2.2 version.
Complete instructions are enclosed in the download to assist you in either upgrading (from previous versions) or “new installations”. Please make sure you read the instructions carefully for upgrading etc… It is easy and straight forward, but you should be aware of a few file changes.
A screenshot this contribution is below for reference: