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Please some help from anyone who's smarter than me about these things.

I got a Google analytics invitation and am testing it out on

http://(removed)

I'm almost certain i followed all the instructions to a T with the page I put there.

If you view source you'll see that I pasted the analytics code in right above the /body tag just like google told me to. But when i check the status on the Analytics website it says it can't find the code on the page.

If anyone's had any success setting this up and want to take a look at my code and possibly tell me what i've done wrong i'd really appreciate it.

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anibanging
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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.00
As stupid as it would have made me seem, i was really hoping that that was the answer. I've acutally now updated the page to have the code before and after the head and before and after the body. still it doesn't work. So i think i'm lost.

Thanks for the answer though

Edit: reading up even more and checking out other site's sources has me convinced the problem's not on my end. But still if you see something i missed, plese do let me know.

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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.80
You can put it anywhere before the closing body tag - we happen to have it in the header because that was the best place for us to put it given the way we create page layouts.

I would suggest you only put it in ONCE, though. You seem to have pasted it eight times, two of which are after the </body> tag.

You're on the right track by finding successful implementations and stealing their source code, though. It may also just be a matter of you doing it right but ALSO waiting for a (some period of time) before G will correctly report that they see it, too. (You sholuld check your logs for hits from their IPs to make sure they're actually looking!)

PM Guru and he might have some other/better suggestions, too.

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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.81
https://www.google.com/support/analytics/bin/answer.py?answer=26909 It can take 24 hours to show up.

Google is now requesting that the code be right before the closing body tag. I don't think this was the case before- I know ours is working and it isn't there.

I don't remember this being tricky - probably just clean up your code and only put it one time, and read the FAQ about putting the code above any calls to utm_urchin and other functions - if you have these that might be the problem. https://www.google.com/support/analytics/bin/answer.py?answer=26908




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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.00
Looks like someone was right, i'm not sure who though.

Shortly after i pasted the script all over the place, i was able to get Ganalytics to recognize that i did indeed have it in the page somewhere. And then there was report information as promised which dated back to the first day I put the script up.

From that it would appear that it was in fact a matter of a few days delay till google did something with the info. I was just suprised that though they have a "check status" option to make sure that the code is properly installed, it doesn't seem to actually check the page when you click on it.

Oh well. Thanks for the help folks.
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