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Is it ok to get Analytics Tracking ID before site is LIVE?

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So I entered the new site info to get a tracking ID # before the site is actually live, and it won't be Live for about a month, just wanted to get the Tracking ID now before I forget, I am extremely new to analytics, will getting theh tracking ID generated BEFORE the site is actually live mess anything up ??

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Is it ok to get Analytics Tracking ID before site is LIVE?

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Hi @Jessica K,

 

Yes, that is what I do. I am a professional web developer and I build out my technology package first, then the design package, then the content package... then test and publish. My technology package includes all the meta tags and Google tracking codes.

 

If you need further assistance, please just let us know.

 

Kind Regards,

 

James 

 

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Is it ok to get Analytics Tracking ID before site is LIVE?

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Hi Jessica,

 

It won't mess up anything, you are just not going to collect any data from your website.

If you are just setting up your property i'd suggest to skip the one ending in -1 and use the -2 instead. Spammers are randomly sending fake traffic to GA properties and mostly the -1 properties are affected. Please read about analytics spam in the article below:

http://help.analyticsedge.com/spam-filter/definitive-guide-to-removing-google-analytics-spam/

 

Let me know if you have questions.

 


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Is it ok to get Analytics Tracking ID before site is LIVE?

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ok, thank you!

 

 

Is it ok to get Analytics Tracking ID before site is LIVE?

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ok, thank you!