Google Analytics & Misplacing Code

Aug 30, 2006 • 7:56 am | comments (5) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Other Google Topics
 

For those of you that use Google Analytics, you should be aware that if someone steals your source code and leaves your "UA" code, the unique identifier for Google to know what site the traffic is from, that your traffic may be inflated.

The code you place on your site looks like: <script src="http://www.google-analytics.com/urchin.js" type="text/javascript"> </script> <script type="text/javascript"> _uacct = "UA-######-#"; urchinTracker(); </script>

Now, the ######-# is replaced by a unique number that tells Google Analytics who you are. Sometimes when scrapers pull your content, they pull everything.

So just keep this in mind...

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