I was so excited when Google Analytics was released to the public. At that time, I was a regular reader of ProBlogger.net – helping bloggers earn money. Darren Rowse broke the news to the blogging community that Google Analytics was offering free accounts on a first-come-first served basis. When I finally received my invitation from Google, I immediately added all of my websites to be tracked and painstakingly followed each and every instruction -that is, every instruction except for this one:
“It [the source code] should be immediately before the [ending] body tag of your page, and should look exactly as it was provided to you.”
Many people commit the crime of putting this software in thetag. One prime example is (ironically) the ProBlogger site. I’ve already emailed Darren Rowse to move his Google Analytics code but he still hasn’t replied or changed his source code. Don’t be one of those people!