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Rails 3 helpers to manage google analytics tracking. Mostly intended for small to medium websites.
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Fast Universal Google Analytics setup for Rails. This gem is mostly intended for small to medium websites with a simple analytics strategy.

Build Status

if you require older analytics, use 0.0.6

Installation

Add the following to your Gemfile:

gem 'google-analytics-rails', '1.1.0'

Then run:

bundle install

Upgrade Notes

Upgrading this gem from 0.0.6?

Use analytics_init to send submissions to Analytics if you are using multiple trackers. You can supply a name to tracker by passing :name option.

GoogleAnalytics::Events::SetAllowLinker is no longer supported as an external variable being set. You can submit as normal in the :add_events array, but using the new :setup config is preferable so no extra array searching has to happen.

GoogleAnalytics::Events::SetCustomVar is no longer supported by Universal Analytics. These have been changed to SetCustomDimension & SetCustomMetric. By default if you use SetCustomVar, it applies as a Dimension

GoogleAnalytics::Events::DeleteCustomVar has been removed

Added Event Helpers

  • GoogleAnalytics::Events::ExperimentId
  • GoogleAnalytics::Events::ExperimentVariation

TODO: Add Double Click Snippet Support While the code is there, and it looks like it is simply changing the end path to the JS, this feature has not been tested.

Documentation

http://rubydoc.info/github/bgarret/google-analytics-rails

Example configurations

Production only

config/environments/production.rb:

# replace this with your tracker code
GA.tracker = "UA-112233-4"

app/views/layout/application.html.erb, in the <head> tag :

    <%= analytics_init if GoogleAnalytics.valid_tracker? %>

With DoubleClick instead of vanilla Google Analytics script

config/environments/production.rb:

# replace this with your tracker code
GA.tracker = "UA-556677-8"
GA.script_source = :doubleclick

app/views/layout/application.html.erb, in the <head> tag :

    <%= analytics_init if GoogleAnalytics.valid_tracker? %>

Different accounts for staging and production

config/environments/production.rb:

# replace this with your production tracker code
GA.tracker = "UA-990011-2"

config/environments/staging.rb:

# replace this with your staging tracker code
GA.tracker = "UA-334455-66"

app/views/layout/application.html.erb, in the <head> tag :

    <%= analytics_init if GoogleAnalytics.valid_tracker? %>

Premium Google Analytics accounts

config/environments/production.rb:

# add this if you have a premium account and need to use the additional dimension/metric indices
# - premium accounts are allowed to have 200 custom dimensions/metrics
# - regular accounts are allowed 20
# see also: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2709828?hl=en#Limits
GA.premium_account = true

License

google-analytics-rails is released under the MIT license:

Thanks

Many thanks to the people that took time to submit patches.

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