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Hello All, 

 

I have a new website published and I'd like to use Google Analytics to track my site's activity. My web guy wants to charge me $300 to add the analytics code for me. Is there a workaround for this? I only have access to the backend to make minor changes. Thanks!!

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Move your site to a different host so you have proper access to the backend, learn how to code to make your own site changes and then drop the web guy?

 

Sorry if that seems unhelpful. Are you in some kind of contract with the web guy. hence why you have limited access for making changes to your site?

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Hi,

 

If you can post your site URL maybe we could suggest you a solution, if it's a cms, there is a chance that you can install the tracking code easily.


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What is cms? 

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If I had time to learn to code and not work on my primary job....

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CMS - Content Management System, Wordpress for example. It has a backend where you can manage the content. Wordpress has many add-on modules called plugins that let you add new features (like GA tracking) easily, without coding.


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Thanks I'll check on that. Appreciate the tip and your knowledge. 

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Something to consider as well - make sure you have admin access (i.e. ownership) of the Google Analytics account. Make sure that the web guy uses a new GA account and property for the website - which you have access to; and not one which they own. 

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