WP Meta SEO: Google Analytics Integration

1. Google Analytics tracking

You can active the tracking for 4 methods: Universal, Classic Analytics (legacy) or using the Analytics v4 or Tag manager. Please go to WP Meta SEO > Google Analytics > Google Analytics Tracking tab.




After selecting the option, you should fill the respective ID in the field below. 

Universal, Classic Analytics (legacy)




Analytics v4 Property 




Tag manager 




Use tracking JS code

You can add directly your tracking JS code for Google Analytics or Tag manager in those fields.




2. Google Analytics data

WP Meta SEO is fully integrated with Google Analytics. You can activate the tracking and display the Google Analytics data from the WordPress admin. 

Navigate to WP Meta SEO > Google Analytics > Google Analytics Data tab.


First, you have to get Client ID and Secret to use the Google Analytics Report. Go to https://console.cloud.google.com/apis/dashboard and create a new project.




Then setup a project name - you can provide any name you want, but do not include spaces or accents.




Then wait few seconds for the project creation.




From the left navigation menu, click on “APIs & Services >> Credentials”




If asked, add a name to your OAuth consent screen. Remember to choose your correct option in "Publishing status":

  • In production: Once you set your app status as "In production," your app will be available to anyone with a Google Account. Depending on how you configure your OAuth screen, you may have to submit your app for verification.
  • Testing: If your app is still being tested and built, you can set your status to "testing". In this state, you can test your app with a limited number of users. 




Then at Credentials tab, click on “+ Create Credentials” >> OAuth client ID.




Choose Desktop app and name for your OAuth client ID. Then click on Create button.




A pop-up window including Client ID and Client Secret will appear. Keep these for the next step.




If you have not enabled Google Analytics API, please go to APIs & Services > Library, search and enable it.




Now, back to WP Meta SEO > Google Analytics, you can paste Client ID and Client Secret in the fields. Remember to click on Save and Continue button.




After that, click on Generate access code button, follow the steps to get the code, then go back to paste the Access code and hit on Save and Apply button.




Finally, you need to select the Google Analytics property corresponding to your domain. Remember to click Save button after selecting.




Congratulations! Google Analytics is now connected and you can get data from it.




There will be 2 main types: Analytics v4 or Universal, Classic Analytics (legacy) so the Basic tracking section will be different.

Universal, Classic Analytics (legacy):




 Analytics v4:




WP Meta SEO offers some additional tracking settings:

  • Tracking Settings
  • Basic Tracking
  • Events Tracking
  • Exclude Tracking




The basic tracking options




Tracking type: Classic Analytics and Universal Analytics.
Anonymize IPs while tracking: allow you to comply with some privacy protection laws available in different countries.
Enable demographics and interests reports: display remarketing, demographics and interests reports with Google Analytics. 

Events Tracking

This feature allows you to track downloads, mails, affiliates and outbound links. Depending on your needs, you can choose to include or exclude these actions from the bounce-rate calculations.
To track downloads, the plugin uses an extension list to properly distinguish files from regular links. You can use the Downloads Regex (a JavaScript regular expression) to add extra file extensions.




Exclude Tracking

This option is used to ignore traffic generated by certain logged-in users.