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I noticed that the traffic reported from Google analytics had a very sudden drop after I changed my static website to Joomla.

Google analytics displayed a message: "Missing Tracking Code".

Although I could find no problems, I regenerated and copied the GA code to just above the </head> tag.  Then checked again.

According to google Tag Assistant, the google analytics code works perfectly.

However when from "google Tag Assistant" I do a recording (Google TAG ASSISTANT RECORDINGS), it reports warnings:
Non-standard implementation.

This is the website:  https://learn-greek-online.com/

 

Could someone check the website and see if the code is really correctly placed and why it gives these errors?

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I run a couple of more tests and the results are very interesting.

 

One test I run on the same of pages that had errors before.  I stayed in each page about 10 sec.  NO WARNINGS were reported.

 

I run a second test, almost the same pages, but really fast this time.  0,5 - 1 sec between each click.  Most of the pages had this warning:  

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One of the pages reported that there were TWO tags present.  Which of course it is not true.

 

I think it is GA that has an issue here.

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March 2017

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Hi @Bob P

 

I'm not seeing any issues at this stage, have you cleared your browser cache and cookies prior to testing?

Sometimes if 3rd party sites are providing content such as embedded video, or content via iframes etc, it will include their own tracking too which shows up as another ga tag on the site in question

 

How does the tracking code get added to the following page:
https://learn-greek-online.com/ask-greek/
The cookieDomain seems to be entered incorrectly as learn-greek-online,
By default it is set to auto (it is for the other site pages).


Also if you are tracking ppl making payments to paypal and similar, the payment providedrs or gateway url should usually be added to the GA Referral Exclusion List (your site is added to the list by default)

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Hello Bronwyn

 

Yes, the tests are run with a clear cache, history, cookies etc.

 

I just fixed the pages under https://learn-greek-online.com/ask-greek/

Now they all have the "auto".

 

I do not see tags from other sites, just mine.

 

Did you see the warnings I see?  Here is a screenshot:   https://s9.postimg.org/mg4ak22xb/ga-warning.png

 

I am not tracking people making payments.  But if I did, would I (for example) add www.paypal.com in the exclusion list?

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BTW, after those changes, I forced GA to "Check Again" the problem of "Missing Tracking Code". 

 

Now GA reports:  "Resolved"

 

Now I am waiting to see if the traffic reported is back to the previous levels.

 

 

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I'm not seeing any issues with it when i check the site, so hopefully it should all be ok for you :-)

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