Adding Analytics To Your Community
Using the Pockets Plugin to Add Analytics
Make sure to give your pocket a name that is memorable. In the body box, copy the code given to you by your Analytics provider. For location, select the Header or Footer section (depending on your providers requirements). The final step is to choose the repeat option. Select “before” if you want the code to be placed “before” the header (which is recommended by Google Analytics). To place the analytics code in the footer, chose “after” so your Analytics tag will be at the bottom of your page just before the </body> tag. Please note: Do not add your analytics code directly to the HTML customize theme tab. Doing so will not record users coming from mobile devices. By using Pockets, and the head or footer location, you will ensure your analytics program can track both desktop and mobile visitors.
With a combination of Vanilla Statistics and your favourite analytics provider, you can explore indepth data about your forums’ visitors behaviour. Vanilla Statistics is standard for all hosting accounts, as is the ability to add Analytics. Please contact support with any questions or if you require assistance with pockets. Happy tracking!