Joomla Plugin – Easy Google Analytics

Easy Google Analytics

Copyright: Michael A. Gilkes
License: GNU/GPL v2

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  • Joomla 1.5 or 1.7 or 2.5
  • PHP 5.2+


This is a flexible, simple-to-use system plugin that is used to add Google Analytics Tracking (asynchronous) Code to a Joomla site. It adds the Google tracking code to the head tag of each page of the website without having to edit any template code. This plugin uses the asynchronous tracking code for tracking a single domain, one domain with multiple subdomains, or multiple TLD domains.

Note, though, that the tracking code will be added at the end of the list of script tags that Joomla generates, but since the Joomla generated tags usually come before the template scripts, there is no guarantee that the tracking code will be the last script before the </head> tag.

Download (Valor Apps):

Main features:

  • Automatiaclly places Google Analytics tracking code in head tag
  • Specify the Profile ID for your Analytics Account in the Plugin Manager
  • Choose what you are tracking: Single domain, Multiple Subdomains, or Multiple TLD
  • Automatic (or manual) entry of domain name for Multiple subdomain setting
  • Option to exclude Analytics in Administration backend

Known Issues:

The tracking code may not be the last script tag before the </head> tag, because of when the template script tags are added. This may cause a performance issue in some browsers, as specified by Google Help.


To see this plugin in action, please visit the demo site. Right click on the demo site page and View the Source.

Support and Documentation:

Feel free to visit my forum for online support. You may also contact me via the Valor Apps Contact Page

Please visit the digital store for documentation:


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The only parameter to configure in the Plugin Manager is “Update Caching (in hours)”. How can I else insert the Profile ID etc. for the “Easy Google Analytics”

@Erik. There is no parameter called “Update Caching (in hours)” in Easy Google Analytics. I do not think you are referring to the Easy Google Analytics plugin. Please post a screenshot of what you are referring to, and include your Joomla version and the version of the plugin you have installed. You can send me an email about it if you prefer.

Hi thanks for the really great plugin. It works extremely well. I am a total novice when it comes to coding but I am doing a webiste for a charity and need your assistance please.

Is there anyway you could add this feature to the next version please? I do not have the skills to add this and am really stuck now. We would love to monitor external links. Many thanks.

@Craig. Thanks for your request. I am in the process of releasing a new version. So, I will see if I can add this feature for you.

Awesome plug-in! I am a novice at Joomla and this was really great to be able to install and use. Simple and very effective. Well done.

mike, does your Easy Google Analytics for a Joomla site track the download of jpg files? I have an article that loads a jpg file and the internal hits counter in Joomla does not seem to count downloads. Also, I have pasted the Google Analytics code into the article and it is not tracking hits. Hope your add-in can help.

Ok so I installed it, now what? Please HELP!

@Susan. Please have a look at the official online documentation.

Thank You,

Great idea and very helpful plugin. Appreciate your work.


Thank you for your plug-in! It works! 🙂

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