Do you remember that time I shared with you Why I Stopped Sharing My Blog’s Statistics & Income Report?
Well after I poured my heart out to you about how I had accidentally installed Google Analytics twice (& how this honest mistake had inflated my views), I had an overwhelming response of support & encouragement that warmed my heart & spoke to my soul in ways that I can’t even begin to express.
At the same time my heart went out to so many of you as comments & messages poured in with your own stories of how you discovered you had Google Analytics installed twice & sometimes three times!
I couldn’t believe it!
Here I thought I was the only one, but the truth is so many of us newer bloggers have had the same experience, & then felt the horrible let down in the aftermath.
I knew that I needed to write a post specifically about how to avoid installing Google Analytics twice so that hopefully at least one blogger can avoid making the same honest mistake.
If you are a seasoned blogger & wondering how this could have happened, or if you are a new blogger & wondering the same thing, let me explain.
As a new blogger it is easy to get caught up in all of those awesome & wonderful posts that say things like “The Top 10 Plugins for Bloggers” or “5 Plugins You Need Right Now.”
And then of course you install one Google Analytics plugin that claims it’s the best, forget that you have it, & install a different one that claims the same thing. Or you install one, find another one you like better, & forget to delete the original. Or you start blogging, read all those enticing posts, install absolutely everything, & then complete chaos ensues.
Whatever the reason it happens & quite often apparently.
So if you are a new blogger please be careful not to fall into this trap & make the same honest mistake many of my fellow bloggers & I have made.
And now that I have probably freaked many of you out, & you are scrambling to figure out if you have already made the same mistake, let me go ahead & share with you a few ways you can discover if you have Google Analytics installed twice.
+ Check your bounce rate.
If it is crazy low there is a chance you have Google Analytics installed twice.
+ Scroll through your plugins or do a search within your plugins using the keyword “analytics” or “Google Analytics.”
+ If you are still worried, do a Google search for a list of Google Analytics plugins & compare them to your own list of plugins.
If you discover that you have Google Analytics installed twice let me be the first to say how truly sorry I am. I know firsthand how frustrating it is & the pain you are going through, but please don’t give up!
You have a beautiful voice with a unique story & perspective that deserves to be heard.
If need be take a little break, re-prioritize, re-stratigize, & move forward. You got this! And God’s got you!
After I got over the shock & shared my story with all of you I began to pray more & work harder to see my blogging dreams come true.
And just two months later I am seeing blessing that I couldn’t have imagined during that difficult time.
So thank you to all who have been following my journey. Your support & encouragement have been an incredible blessing to me & I thank God for you!
With love, G
For I know the plans I have for you,
declares the Lord,
plans for welfare & not evil
to give you a future & a hope.
Then you will call upon me & come & pray to me,
& I will hear you.
You will seek me & find me,
when you seek me with all your heart.
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