Enabling Google Analytics on Your WordPress.com Blog – CloudFlare blog March 10, 2013Posted by sandyclaus in Academic Technology.
I didn’t realize it at first, but in doing so I no longer had the luxury of Google Analytics on the WordPress.com implementation, as WordPress doesn’t support this feature. Instead, WordPress offers their own proprietary analytics offering, which seems perfectly fine. However I have multiple sites, including non-WordPress sites, and I would like to have continuity in the analytics and tracking systems I use.
Equally troubling was the fact that I couldn’t migrate over the reporting history from Google Analytics into WordPress. There may be a feature that supports this, but again, it’s not something the average user is going to do. The chart below will illustrate this issue I’m experiencing, as I moved off of WordPress.com in December 2009 and back on again this month.