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Asynchronous Google Analytics Plugin

October 27th, 2013

Asynchronous Google Analytics PluginSimplified for Joomla. I’ve updated this plugin to take advantage of all the new features in Joomla 3.x including, auto updating, and download via the Google web installer found in Joomla 3.2

This plug-in allows you to easily add in the asynchronous Google Analytic code in to the header of your website.

Loading the Google Analytics code asynchronously allows for the rest of your site to load while the analytics code loads in the background and thus increasing the loading speed of your site.

Since Google now actively looks at your websites loading performance to calculates its search engine rankings, this plug-in is well worth a try.

This new version of the plugin fully supports multiple sub domains and multiple top level domains.

This plugin has been simplified for beginners.

Please check our documentation for all the tweaks you can now do to this plugin. http://pbwebdev.com/blog/asynchronous-goolge-analytics-plugin-for-joomla

More information about Google Asynchronous method can be found here:
http://code.google.com/apis/analytics/docs/tracking/asyncTracking.html

All you have to do is configure the plug-in with your Google Analytic web property ID and enable to plug-in and away you go.

The plug-in renders on initialization and inserts the entire Google Analytic code just before the closing head tag in your website.

Release History:

Version 3.0 (27th October 2013)
New updated analytics plugin simple. This just gets the code out there and loaded on your website. Code has been optimised to make it as small as possible. If you’re just after the ability to get the Google Analytics tracking code onto your site, then this is all you need. All advanced features have been removed from this plugin and merged into the advanced PRO version.

PRO version has also been released to allow you to fine tune how Google Analytics works on your website.

Version 2.5.6 – 1st August 2012 Two new features
Added new features:
-Anonymous IP tracking to comply with German privacy laws
-Option to place code output at the end of the output or at the bottom of the page before the closing tag.

Version 2.5.5 – 1st August 2012 No more new updates for J1.5
I’m going to stop updating the Joomla 1.5 version from here on in. As Joomla 1.5 is coming to end of life in September I won’t be developing for it anymore. The Joomla 1.5 version will still be downloadable as is for usage but won’t have any more new features.

15th Feb
Added more advanced features for cookie and session control for Google Analytics we’ve found useful for tweaking on Joomla websites.

8 Feb 2012:
Tested for Joomla 2.5.x
Versioning of plugin changed to match that of Joomla

New Advanced Parameters added for
-sub domain tracking
-multi top level domain tracking

22 September 2011
Updated to work with Joomla 1.6 and Joomla 1.7