Wouldn’t it be nice if you could get rid of most of your bloated WordPress plugins?
Today we make it easier to do just that. We’re introducing another useful feature into iControlWP: Google Analytics Tracking Integration
What makes iControlWP Google Analytics Integration different?
The biggest difference: it’s useful.
The connection to Google Analytics to draw in statistical data and display some pretty charts is nice, but you can just as easily (and frankly it’s far more beneficial) go directly to your Google Analytics Dashboard.
90% of Analytics users need to simply just add the Tracking ID to their sites. And until now, to do this reliably, we all must bloat our sites by installing a dedicated Google Analytics plugin.
This is a sledge-hammer-to-a-nut approach to problem solving, because the amount of data processing that these plugins do is excessive in comparison to the needs of most sites.
With iControlWP you can now achieve simple Google Analytics Tracking directly from within the dashboard.
It’s easy. All you need is your Tracking ID and you’re good to go.
Why is iControlWP Google Analytics tracking faster?
There are a couple of reasons for this.
- Using this feature means you can delete your other Google Analytics plugins, thus speeding up your WordPress site by reducing plugin bloat.
- We’ve taken the 80/20 rule approach to Google Analytics tracking – most of us just need simple tracking and we don’t need all the bells and whistles. This makes our Google Analytics tracking code much faster altogether than any other of the big Analytics plugins.
Basically, with iControlWP, our approach results in 1 less plugin installed, and hundreds of lines of less code to execute.
When should you not use Google Analytics from iControlWP?
As just mentioned, we’ve taken the 80/20 rule approach here to ensure we’re simple, and we’re fast in our implementation.
If you need more complex Google Analytics tweaks and adjustments (of which there are many), you should stick with your current implementation for those particular sites. No need to switch that out.
But, if you just need the tracking ID in there, then ours is one of the most optimized approaches available today.
How can I enable Google Analytics tracking?
Simple – In the same place you’d go to turn on our simple statistics, you can turn on Google Analytics tracking.
The Google Analytics Tracking feature is included for all existing and future subscribers to iControlWP. There is no extra subscription level or tier necessary.
If you have any suggestions or feedback for this new feature, or any other feature, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below, or in our support centre.