Updated to serve Joomla 1.5-1.6-1.7 and now 2.5 in one single iteration. The extension was also updated to use the newer Asynchronous Google Analytics tracking code from the old URCHIN.JS and GA.JS.
This Plugin was created as a better alternative to the several "module based" solutions that are out there. As far as I know this is the first and only Joomla! 1.5 Native Plugin that does this.
Google Analytics, just like this extension, is free for you to use. Visit "http://www.google.com/analytics/" to signup.
"We generally recommend that you place the Google Analytics tracking code immediately before the closing tag of your pages in order to avoid any issues with page loading delays for visitors with slow connection speeds. However, there are several situations where it might make more sense for you to install the code in the head:"
The reason to put it in the head are only for 3 custom situations.
So I have had great luck with this and it's dead simple to use.
NOW!!! In 3 easy steps it's done. 1) Download. 2) Install and activate &, 3) Insert Google Analytics UA code and save. Wait for servers to promulgate and Vioula...
All stats pull through and we can continue with all the good stuff. Once again... A BIG THANK YOU TO THE DEVELOPER.
I recommend this plugin as priority tool for any Joomla website.
Rating: 5/5. I almost forgot to mention, IT'S FREE...