Like many people looking to start a blog I initially found myself drawn to the WordPress platform. The fully hosted and free solution provided by wordpress.com is especially attractive if you don’t want the overhead of managing a self-hosted WordPress blog. Unfortunately, one of their many restrictions is that you can’t use Google Analytics. Instead, you have to use their built-in WordPress analytics tool.
For an analytics guy (and anyone who wants to really understand their blog traffic) this limitation is a show-stopper. I don’t want to sound like a snob but wordpress.com analytics just aren’t comparable to Google Analytics. I understand that offering a simple, free blogging service that scales for the masses is a challenge and that the full power of the WordPress platform, complete with thousands of plugin options, isn’t really a workable option for their service, but no Google Analytics? You might as well deprive me of air, water and the will to live. Self-hosted WordPress blogs don’t impose this restriction nor do competing online blogging services like Posterous, Tumblr, Typepad, LiveJournal, Blogger, etc.
Do bloggers want Google Analytics on wordpress.com?
I’m not the first blogger-wannabe to be frustrated by the lack of Google Analytics support on wordpress.com. Their forums are filled with requests for the service. I have to assume that there is either a fundamental technical issue or a strong business reason why wordpress.com imposes this limitation.
In any case, I was about to reconsider investing in a self-hosted option when I found a post in the wordpress.com forums linking to a solution from a content delivery network called CloudFlare. The post didn’t generate as much discussion as it seemed to warrant but the idea sounded interesting so I gave it a try. In the end, using CloudFlare to get Google Analytics on my blog worked well enough that I thought it was worth sharing in more detail but not well enough that I would recommend it to everyone without reservation.
This isn’t a review so I’m not going to try to describe all of their features in detail. CloudFlare functions as a seamless CDN, offering speed, security and feature enhancements to your site. Here’s a quick summary:
|CloudFlare Feature||Claimed Benefits|
|Content Delivery Network||Automatically caches static and dynamic site content on a modern, globally distributed network|
|Web Content Optimization||Optimizes the loading of site resources using compression and caching and taking the client’s capabilities into account|
|Security||Protects against a wide range of security threats from comment spam to DOS attacks|
|Analytics||Reports on standard traffic, bots and traffic deemed threatening|
|Apps||Simplifies the inclusion of numerous website services without requiring code modifications|
In a nutshell, they claim their snazzy service will make your site fast, secure and more flexible. What’s not to like? These are the features that mattered to me as a wordpress.com blogger:
- Email obfuscation (huh, cool)
- Speed, security, analytics (meh)
The other cool feature that mattered was the price. CloudFlare is free unless you want more advanced features.
What you’ll need
As CloudFlare explains on their blog, it isn’t that hard to set up. Honestly though, if you’re not very technical you may want some help. Since they use DNS to intercept requests for your site you’ll need to have your own domain name. I assume that anyone who cares enough to install Google Analytics on their blog would also have registered their own domain (generally for less than $10/year) but to use a custom domain on wordpress.com you’ll also need to pony up for the Domain Mapping upgrade (for an additional $12/year). It’s a little odd to have to pay for such a base feature, especially when other blogging services don’t charge for it, but I understand that they’re running a business and I’m perfectly happy to support the wordpress.com team if their overall solution helps me achieve my goals. They’ve got to make money somehow.
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Hi sHaRu, thanks for the comment. I’ve had a number of roles in startups including software development, though it’s generally not where I focus. I like to think I’m adaptable. 😉
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It looks like I didn’t reply properly – oops. Currently I’m focusing on analytics for a social game. This somewhat explains my need to get Google Analytics on this blog: I’ve been spoiled. That, and WordPress.com analytics suck. 🙂
Yeah I agree it does suck. That’s why I made sure to favorite this post. But I haven’t had the chance to come back and read into it. Do you have much knowledge in the mining field. Like data mining/information retrieval? I’m looking to try and learn that area. I’m wondering if I can do that without being a programmer though.
Also I was going to ask if you know much about SEO. Reason being, I notice you only have 5 post, but you have a higher alexa ranking than I. I was thinking it has to do with this post “How to Use Google Analytics on a WordPress.com Blog” but any tips would be much appreciated. I brought my ranking down from the 20,000,000’s to 3.17 million. I use this to measure my outreach to the public. Stats help me focus.
I don’t have much experience with data mining and my SEO background is limited. Both topics are interesting but I haven’t invested a lot of time in them so I’m probably not a great source of tips. There are a number of great blogs on these subjects, though. 🙂
I agree. I will probably look into them more, as time goes by. Thanks mate.
Hi Jonathon, Thanks for posting this blog. It helped me tremendously. I use WordPress for my website and miss Google Analytics. Now you’ve shown me the way. Much appreciated.
Hey Joe, thanks for checking out the blog. CloudFlare’s a cool solution but it really would be nice if the wordpress.com guys would support Google Analytics without forcing us to jump through hoops. Until then, at least we have an option, eh?
Thanks for the writeup. Helped me tremendously! I’m up and running in just an hour.
Thanks for the encouraging feedback, Nick! I’m glad this post was able to help you out. Any feedback on the instructions? Did you encounter any other roadblocks along the way that I should mention?
No problems whatsoever. I followed your instructions and I was up and running very quickly. Steps are clear and easy to follow. GoDaddy and CloudFlare also have some tips on what to enter where so the whole process can be followed by anyone.
Thanks for sharing this solution! If I purchased my URL through WP, where would I find the DNS info?
Hi Tiffani, I don’t have any experience with using a domain purchased directly from WordPress.com but I would assume that they provide a nameserver configuration either directly or through a 3rd party. In either case, you would adjust this configuration to set the nameservers for your domain to those provided by CloudFlare. Does that make sense?
Yes, thank you! I’m going to do some digging into WP and see if I can find the DNS info. I know I saw it when I was setting up my Google Plus account. Thanks!
OK I think I got it figured out! Thanks for the tips. If I could add a suggestion, it would be how to get to your WordPress DNS settings. That part was a bit confusing… and I’m praying it works because I forgot to write down the default DNS if I have to change it back LOL!
Congrats on getting it set up! I bought my uninspiring domain name through GoDaddy. Based on your experience do you have any suggestions about how to configure a domain that was purchased from wordpress.com? Are there any gotchas or shortcuts?
This is what I did…
In WP, go to Settings, Domains, and in the drop down menu at the bottom of the page where it says “what would you like to do?” select Make Changes to DNS. If you’ve never gone to this selection before, type in a password and save it. Then copy the customer number and click Manage Your Domains.
On the next screen, paste the customer number and enter your password. Login. Then click on your domain name in the list that appears. Then click Set Nameservers. Select “I have specific nameservers for my domains” and paste the two new nameservers from CloudFlare into #1 and #1. Save and you’re done!
That’s great, thanks for sharing! I’m sure there are a number of bloggers who have purchased their domains through wordpress.com that would be interested in this.
If I use Cloudflare nameservers and set up a CNAME alias of my domain (I already own) to lb.wordpress.com, does that mean I will not need to purchase WP domain mapping?
Actually, it seems that if you want to use your own domain on WordPress.com you need to purchase the Domain Mapping upgrade, regardless of whether or not you use CloudFlare. Checkout the first page of this post under the What You’ll Need section for more details.
You are wonderful! Your DNS /name server walk through was clear and easy to follow. Thank you!
You’re welcome! I’m glad to hear it made sense. 🙂
I’m noticing that the response time for the real time analytics, now that I have it installed on this blog, seems much slower than the other non-wordpress.com websites I use it on. Have you encountered this?
Actually, I don’t use the real-time display much on my blog (not enough traffic, sadly). However, I just tried it and was able to watch myself navigate from page to page in that report with lag times ranging from 2-10 seconds – which seems reasonable. Are you seeing more of a delay?
2-10 seconds sounds pretty normal. I got a friend of mine in California to play around on this with me and we noticed a delay of about a minute to a minute and a half on the real time, and then a lag of about 10 minutes to update the standard reporting. It’s not a huge deal, but I found it weird since in comparing it to the other sites I GA on it’s the only place I’m finding a slow down.
Thank you! Just mapped my blog to my own domain name, and have been craving the Google Analytics — and now I have them!!! Super siked!
Hey, congrats tarajean! It’s great to hear from bloggers having success with this.
Hi and thanks for a great tutorial. Looks like CloudFlare is doing a fair portion of the work for us now and will pull up the WordPress nameservers during setup. I spent more time reading about it than actually setting it up. Thanks for your help getting Google Analytics going!
That’s great to hear! I’m assuming this option would be a lot more popular if it were easier to set up. I wonder if I may have been overly guarded in the wordpress.com forums about the effort required to get it going (?). It might help other wordpress.com bloggers to hear your success story in a comment or new thread in their forums. You know, to counter my overly negative tone. 😉
I am still waiting for the DNS to change hands and then I hope Google Analytics will be up and going. When it is I will make sure to leave a comment in the forum to let others know.
I promised you and update but there were some hiccups that made this not so very straight forward. After I changed my DNS to cloudflares WordPress changed it back to NS1 and NS2. I changed it to cloudfares for the second time and seems like it is holding but this message still appears on the Domains page “Your nameservers need to be set to NS1.WORDPRESS.COM and NS2.WORDPRESS.COM for these DNS records to work. If you have already updated the nameservers you can ignore this message; it will stop appearing soon.” My google analytics are working fine but I am a little hesitant to get too excited in case they decide to change it back. I wonder if anyone else is having this issue?
Hi wife ic, that’s a surprising result. You’re saying that you bought the domain registration option at wordpress.com but that it seems like they’re forcing you to map it to their name servers? I got my domains through Go Daddy so I haven’t played with the wordpress.com setup screens for registering a new domain but I find it odd that they would let you configure it and then change it back on you. I should mention that my wordpress.com domain configuration claims that I’m only on step 2 of 3 since the name servers for my domain are DAN.NS.CLOUDFLARE.COM and MARY.NS.CLOUDFLARE.COM instead of NS1.WORDPRESS.COM, NS2.WORDPRESS.COM and NS3.WORDPRESS.COM. But that shouldn’t affect how this works.
I’m glad it’s working for you. Let us know if the settings change again. Has anyone else seen this?
interesting if you can give me an answer for this also after changing this DNS setting, how can i add my domain to gmail to have email with my domain name ? where i can change the MX record please help me
is this gonna work as a FREE user in cloudflare.com
Hi Prox, yes this feature is available for users with a free CloudFlare account.
I’d like to thank you personally as this is a great solution.
Good, interesting, in-depth article.
Analytics don’t really matter to me (I know; for shame!), but this is a very handy reference guide. And worth sharing to other folks who do care about the statistics.
Thanks for posting!
Hi Mayumi-H, thanks for checking out the post. Please feel free to share it with anyone who may be interested in getting Google Analytics working on wordpress.com. 🙂
Just wanted to thank you for this article – and your very helpful instructions.
I thought by using wordpress.com I could manage without GA – I couldn’t. I would like to pass on my sincere thanks for you sharing this method, this workaround to enable GA simply wouldn’t have occurred to me. Bravo.
Thanks Michelle. Once you become accustomed to the insights that Google Analytics provides it’s tough to do without. 🙂
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I have my own domain and domain mapping at wordpress.com,
your guide seems great! I also got very surprised about GA not supported on wordpress.com!
I have only one doubt about email: since i have email addresses done with google apps free at my domain the MX records are managed via wordpress.com DNS (I did the almost automagic configuration procedure for that). Will I have to do some special stuff to keep emails up and running if I use cloudfire as you described? 🙂
I worked with Cloudflare for a client, with a self-hosted WordPress account for several months. I have recently implemented a WordPress.com, Cloudflare for Google Analytics and Google apps for email solution. This article give me the incentive to implement this combination.
Once you had set your domain as an alias of lb.wordpress.com, did you delete all the other IP based records? I think my site is running through cloudflare but google analytics is not showing any traffic and says the site is not configured.
Appreciate any help.
Hi Paul, that’s right, I deleted the IP mappings once I started using the alias. If your page source contains the CloudFlare headers then you can be confident that it’s working. You can also check CloudFlare’s status and analytics for your site. If Google Analytics isn’t working then you might want to verify that your tracking ID is correct and that the GA tracking snippet is being properly injected into your blog.
The google code was there but i wasnt getting hits for some reason. Anyway I deleted the other mappings and then when I tried again the next day Analytics was working so all good now.
Thanks for a great blog post and your help
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Thanks a lot for taking the time to write this post.
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Hi Jonathon, Just an fyi that I signed up for cloudflare and your step by step instructions were dead on accurate. I all my screens look just like your and the Godaddy DNS was changed (scary step for me…easy to do but ….well, you understand). 🙂 I’m anxious to check back tomorrow to see if GA is working.
Are there any other apps that you set up in cloudflare?
P.S. Your readers may find value using the free DNS lookup tool http://mxtoolbox.com/
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Great guide! This worked like a charm for my blog and I’m now happily awash in GA data. Thanks for posting it.
Jonathan, this has been a really interesting read. I am an enthusiastic amateur who wants to do as much as possible without paying (!) and I’m a little scared of not being able to put right what I enthusiastically fiddle with. Your instructions sound clear, feedback from others is positive, so how is it that this has not taken off an gone literally viral? I understand the need for google analytics, but am nervous of my own incompetence. Can you, or anyone else on this topic, give me an update on how it is still working for you 9 months on?
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I have arrived to your blog few days ago and found this great tip that apparently is working for the majority of readers of this post. I have a question, in case you can help me:
The company I work has its WP blog in WP servers, and as we are working on a global webredesign, I don’t want to migrate the current blog to the servers.. but I want to know more about the analytics of the blog. Problem is that we have the WP blog in a subdomain of the company domain. When trying to install Analytics through Cloudfire, it takes the Global domain, but not subdomain.
Do you know how can I fix this?
Nice and helpful info! I have a question though. I’m trying to do the trick with a Cloudflare Free account. The problem is that, when selecting this option as the type of account, cloudflare tells me that this type of account have no SSL support. Could this bring me any issues?
Thanks in advance for any help!
Excellent blog post. As a software developer and writer, I really appreciated your detailed documentation of the process, and as a blogger I also appreciated the way your shared your thoughts and reservations in recommending that process to others.
You wrote this blog post more than a year ago. (It is now June 27, 2013). Are you still using the same setup? Still satisfied with it?
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Hello again, Jonathon!
I neglected to check the boxes to notify me of responses to my comment (above). Doh!
So I am adding THIS comment, and checking the boxes. If you reply to the comment above, can you reply to this one, too? Otherwise I’m afraid I won’t see your reply.
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Hi, I just started reading the start of your article thank you for solving this for me I have been trying for 2 hours to add google analytics to my word press site!!! At some point I am going to try your solution when I am not as miffed about not being able to do what I want 😦 do you use web master tools by Google and is this any good I just set that up to see if I can get any data from it?
Forgot to say thanks for a great article and solving my conundrum!
A thanks for this – it’s been a great help. WordPress now stores the Domains details under “Store”, then its the same process.
This was very very useful Jonathan!
Just what I needed to put Google Analytics on this WordPress.com blog (a clients blog):
I’ve also just added it to the Resources section on my own site:
Again, thanks for taking the time to blog about this. As a blogger I know how much time it takes;-)
Hi there! I know this is somewhat off topic but I was wondering which blog platform are you using for this website?
I’m getting sick and tired of WordPress because I’ve
had problems with hackers and I’m looking at alternatives for another platform.
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Thanks for this article. Fantastic solution.
I’ve been checking out WordPress.com as a possible client solution. Been years since I looked into it, but super impressed with it. Between the Custom Options and adding email thru someone like Hover, there isn’t much missing. Heck they even have their own Ad Network now you can apply for.
The one major thing missing was proper Analytics. WP.com stats are ok – pretty good in fact. But I missed things like Mobile and of course Conversions & AdWords integration.
This Cloudflare thing looks great. Thanks.
Recently, Google started encrypting search terms, which means that the WordPress.com Analytics are even less useful then usual. I cannot see what search terms are getting me traffic on my blog anymore.
Hi would you mind letting me know which hosting company you’re
utilizing? I’ve loaded your blog in 3 different browsers and I must say this
blog loads a lot quicker then most. Can you suggest a good hosting provider
at a reasonable price? Kudos, I appreciate it!
Thanks for the info, JB. Very helpful!
Does this still work. Maybe I’m not technical enough. I’m not getting this to work well.
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… I was over complicating things here. It’s literally a case of pointing your domain at your WordPress blog, then you add the site to CloudFlare, then update the nameservers on your domain to those that CloudFlare provide. BINGO!
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