, Dynamic Views and Google Analytics

I recently changed my blog to their new Dynamic views. These Dynamic Views have an Ajax-like way of changing between pages that don't require a page refresh. Unfortunately, this change broke Google Analytics, which had previously been working.

With the old, static, blogger views, Google Analytics required that you manually paste some "tracking code" in your HTML. With "Dynamic Views" this is no longer possible and the old "tracking code" (if it's still there at all) no longer has the intended effect.

Fortunately there is a simple solution.

  1. Access your Google Analytics account, click on the "Gear" icon, go to profiles and copy your "Web Property ID" which is of the form AB-12345678-1.
  2. Go to your account, then go to Account | Settings | Other and paste in your recently copied "Web Property ID" into the field that asks for the Google Analytics Web Property ID. 
I found this tip on this Google Analytics Help Forum.

Apparently this approach only works with Dynamic views but that's precisely where it's needed (see above).

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