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Please, help me to implement User-ID

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Hello everyone,

I'd like to include the User-ID tracking for Google Analytics, but all the examples I found online show a different code from the one we are using on our site.


Here is the line that Google is suggesting to add to track the User ID


ga('set', 'userId', {{USER_ID}}); // Set the user ID using signed-in user_id.

And here is the code we have currently on our pages (I have replaced our account ID with XXXX in the example below):


 var _gaq = _gaq || [];
  _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'XXXXXXXX']);
  setTimeout("_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', '15_seconds', 'read'])",15000);

  (function() {
    var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true;

	ga.src=('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://' : 'http://') + '';

    var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s);


Do you have any idea where should I add the User ID code within the code above?




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Re: Please, help me to implement User-ID

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Hey Fabrizio,

That is a legacy version of the GA Tracking code. You need to upgrade your base analytics tracking code to Universal. if you go into the Admin>>Property Settings>> Tracking Code you can get the new code there.


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Re: Please, help me to implement User-ID

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Oh! Thank you Theo, I didn't know that, I'll check out the new code then.

Thank you very much.