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OpenPotion Asynchronous Google Analytics Plugin

Now you can choose from 3 different positions to add the analytics code to your site:

Just before closing HEAD tag
Just after opening BODY tag
Just before closing BODY tag

This allows you to use Google Tag Manager by adding the full snippet.

(check out our new, free Head and Body plugin - it is similar, but simpler and more useful)

The easiest and most simple plugin to add the google analytics tracking code, supplied by google, to your site.

Now you can just add the Web Property ID... OR you can paste in the full code supplied by google...or whatever you want! You can also choose where it loads, in head or end of body section.

Asynchronous Google Analytics tracking code and adds it just before the closing html head tag for faster (asynchronous) loading of your website (without having to modify your template's default code)!

If your site was slow because of google analytics, try this! This eliminates the lag caused by the old google analytics urchin.js and gs.js codes that had to be loaded at the bottom before the closing body tag.

We just wanted to give back to the Joomla community in one small way!


Just install, goto plugin manager (EXTENSIONS -> PLUGIN MANAGER, click on it, then add your UA-XXXXXXX-X Web Property ID in the plugin settings (make sure Web Property ID is selected, and set ENABLE to YES!.
IMPORTANT: Only use "Tracking Code" if you are pasting in raw code)

To verify it is working View Source of your homepage and search for your web property ID. Google reports on stats gathered 24 hours later... so be patient!

Oh and make sure to disable any other tool that adds the Google Analytics tracking code so you don't have 2 tracking codes (duh!).

Troubleshooting... Disable all caching/css compression/speed tools first to verify you are looking at fresh code! Then try setting the system plugin last or first in the order in plugin manager, then try disabling all other system plugins temporarily.
IMPORTANT: Imagine having a strong urge, to come back here and leave a review, that won't go away until you do! Just one tiny thing we'd like in return... We'd be grateful!

Updated to include advanced options of domain tracking methods... just install it over the old one (no need to uninstall).

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Reviews: 19
It works out of the box and is setup within minutes. Thank you!
Reviews: 3
Nice easy installation, just enter tracking ID in the plugin, enable - done. Google Analytics is ready for your Joomla! site. Couldn't be easier...
Reviews: 8
This is one of those extensions that just works!

It's small, quiet and doesn't eat much....the way a plugin should work! In fact it works so well that I forgot to review it until now when I got the latest version!

Thanks for the good stuff!
Reviews: 12
Only took a minute to install and Google spotted it instantly. Thanks!
Reviews: 1
I'm so pleased that this plugin allows you to insert custom code rather than locking you into whatever code it came with! Quick install, paste my code, deactivate my old plugin and... done! Thanks for a quick, simple, and thankfully customizable plugin!
Reviews: 4
A plugin like this should just work the way Google Analytics describes you should implement. And it does.
No reason to fiddle with this if this can do it so easily. We used the other popular one before but failed to be able to continue to use it on Multiple domain tracking (and goal setting linked with addwords). This one allows us to do that.
There was a small problem with the domain identification that I alerted them to via their support channel. Withing 12 hour I got a response and within 24 hours a new version was rolled out that fixed it.
Reviews: 1
I am not very familiar with joomla so it was with some level of trepidation that I decided to add an extension to my site for Google Analytics. This could not have been easier and was made all the better by the personalized assistance I received on line with Jason. He walked me through each step and got me up and running in just a very few minutes. Terrific!
Reviews: 66
This plugin can be configured within minutes, but it also has advanced options such as supporting multi-site analytics. You can even include the entire script that Google Analytics gives you, unlike most similar extensions. Highly recommended.
Reviews: 4
Simple and easy to use, just does what it promises, in 5 minutes is installed and running, zero complications, a simple solution to a simple problem, 100% recommended.
Reviews: 5
Works as described. I was up and running in a few minutes. I made sure to disable my old analytics plugin first.
Reviews: 3
I like these little helpers, which take no time to install and configurate, which make no troubles, but work fine and inconspicuously. This is one of these. After a while you don't even notice it, but it does what it is for.
Congratulation! Very fine job.
Reviews: 10
Like others, I have been using Bigshot for a long time.

This does exactly as it says.

Ensure that you disable Bigshot, after you have checked your pages source, to ensure that this is actually loading.

Simples, great job.
Reviews: 19
This makes managing your Google tracking using the asynch tracker a snap, took 2 minutes from download to tracking working on site. Thanks to all who made a simple plugin with just 3 instructions... download, install & activate, put in tracking code for your site.
Reviews: 2
I've been using BIGSHOT for a while, and finding OpenPotion allowed me to make the Analytics script asynchronous, as advertised.

I particularly like that the installation of OpenPotion went right over BIGSHOT, importing/reusing all of the existing configuration. I didn't even have to uninstall BIGSHOT; it was simply gone.

Very nice.
Owner's reply

Hmm... they are totally named differently... you may want to search your plugins for Bigshot and disable it so you don't have 2 running. And make sure to put in the right settings and enable our plugin.

Reviews: 2
This plugin provides a simpler means of adding Google Analytics to my web sites - and it just works. I really like that in an extension.
Reviews: 5
As they so graciously state, they're updating the old BIGSHOT google analytics (which I used to use on every site, as did the developers!).

What a great way to give back to the community with such a simple easy to use plugin. It works much the same way as BIGSHOT - but does so using the asynchronous methods that allow for faster loading. Couldn't be happier I found this upgrade - the google analytics code was the last thing I needed to get loading asynchronously and this did the trick.

It took me (literally) less than 1 minute to have this up and running perfectly.

Simple, easy and wonderful - what more could you ask for? Thumbs up!
Reviews: 4
This extension works great with the new code for Google Analytics, I didn't give the five stars just because it's not easy to customize in case that you want Google Analytics to track your page load time.

Great extension and good job!!!
Reviews: 4
Small but perfect little plugin.
Thanks for sharing this tool for free!
Reviews: 1
small size to download
easy configuration
working with only a minutes
what more can i say.. its excellent compare to other extension!!!

thx for developer.. :D
Reviews: 5
In installed this plugin in one of my sites and works fine. I recommend it. It is up to date with the new google analytics script.

Thanks to the developers
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