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Frequently Asked Question #307. How do I use Google Analytics and Google Webmaster Tools with my journal?

On the Extensions tab of the My Account Settings page, enter the Google Analytics Web Property ID or the Google Webmaster Tools meta tag content.

To use Google Analytics or Webmaster Tools for a community you own, first select your community's username in the "Work as user:" field and click the Switch button, then enter the Web Property ID. You must be the owner of the community to use this feature.

If you want to use Google Analytics or Google Webmaster Tools with your journal or community, you must sign up for a Google Analytics or Google Webmaster Tools account if you do not already have one.
Google Analytics functions by having LiveJournal include a small script on each journal page for which statistics are tracked when the user has enabled this feature. The script appears on all pages under your subdomain (exampleusername.livejournal.com for a user named "exampleusername"). This includes, but is not limited to, your journal, your profile, your friends page, and individual entry pages in your journal (including Friends-only and Private entries).

Information about the visitor, such as browser statistics, browser referer data, and presumed location based on IP address, is gathered by the script and sent directly to Google Analytics.

Information gathered by Google Analytics and Google Webmaster Tools is governed by Google's privacy policy. All data gathering, data storage, and reports for each journal's Google Analytics are at the Google Analytics website, and are outside of LiveJournal's control.

If you need help locating the Google Analytics Web Property ID or the Google Webmaster Tools meta tag content value, or viewing or interpreting your reports, please see the Google Analytics and Google Webmaster Tools documentation or technical support.

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Last Updated: December 20th, 2012

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