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Google Analytics plugin for CakePHP


Deprecation notice

This plugin was originally created as a personal exercise to experiment with datasources.

To my surprise it has been used by far more people than I can offer support for.

I don't have the time to upgrade it to support CakePHP 2 and the Google Analytics newest changes.

I advise you to check the Network tab for a recent fork that has more chances to be up-to-date.

That said, if you're brave curious, and decide to use it anyway, see below.


Several possibilities :

  • git clone git:// google_analytics in your plugin directory
  • Download and unzip into a google_analytics folder in your plugins folder
  • If your project is already versioned with Git : git submodule add git:// plugins/google_analytics


Duplicate config/google_analytics.php.default into config/google_analytics.php and fill your account information in $google_analytics array


In a controller :

  • var $uses = array('GoogleAnalytics.GoogleAnalyticsAccount'); or
  • $this->loadModel('GoogleAnalytics.GoogleAnalyticsAccount')

To get all accounts for the given credentials : $this->GoogleAnalyticsAccount->find('all');

This will return an array of Accounts :

[0] =>
    [Account] =>
        [id] => account url
        [updated] => last update datetime
        [title] => account title
        [tableId] => tableId (the id you need to perform searches on)
        [accountId] => account id
        [profileId] => profile id
        [webPropertyId] => tracker id on your website
[1] =>
    [Account] => ...

Grab the Account.profileId you need and get the Account data :

$data = $this->GoogleAnalyticsAccount->find('first', array(
    'conditions' => array(
        'tableId' => $tableId,
        'start-date' => 'YYYY-MM-DD',
        'end-date' => 'YYYY-MM-DD')));

The start-date and end-date conditions are mandatory. You can add other conditions to perform searches :

$data = $this->GoogleAnalyticsAccount->find('first', array(
    'conditions' => array(
        'tableId' => $tableId,
        'start-date' => 'YYYY-MM-DD',
        'end-date' => 'YYYY-MM-DD'
        'dimensions' => 'country',
        'metrics' => 'newVisits',
        'sort' => '-newVisits')));

will get you the new visits per country, ordered by descending new visits, for the period given. you can also pass several dimensions (maximum 7), metrics (maximum 10) and sort options (must match dimensions or metrics given) by passing arrays :

$data = $this->GoogleAnalyticsAccount->find('first', array(
    'conditions' => array(
        'tableId' => $tableId,
        'start-date' => 'YYYY-MM-DD',
        'end-date' => 'YYYY-MM-DD'
        'dimensions' => array('country', 'city'),
        'metrics' => array('newVisits', 'uniquePageviews'),
        'sort' => array('country', 'city', '-newVisits'))));

You can find the allowed dimensions, metrics and sort options on Google Analytics API page


  • Test HTTP errors on connection and requests
  • Add support for filters
  • Many other stuff I guess, fork it and have fun


Sources that have been of great help :

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