Ever wanted to know exactly how many hits you get in your shop on any given day? Where they come from? What keywords they used to find you? How long they stayed on your page? What browser and operating system they used? What exactly was their screen resolution and how many colors it displayed? Ok, maybe not the screen resolution.
We have has SO MANY requests for this we have now made it possible the the latest site update. The amazing team of developers also made it as easy as possible so you do not need to paste a HTML snippet but just a simple code, for full instructions of how to make it happen in your shop follow the Google Analytics tutorial.. And don't forget to make the most of any AdWords vouchers that Google is bound to send your way!
I was right with the URL change ! Unfortunately, this will track only a very little percentage of the traffic we get. For instance, if someone makes a search on the Shapeways website or simply goes to the model page (outside of the shop), the tracking code will not record that...
Within minutes of this blog post, I had set up my analytics account and everything.
Both for my blog and for the shop I got a succesful connection.
For the last I figured the url should be the shop url
Within hours I got the first results from my blog.
But the shop has been stuck on "wachten op gegevens" -> "waiting for data".
(Analytics is geïnstalleerd en de gegevens worden nu verzameld.)
It's been linked for over 36 hours?
Anyone have the first results yet?
This seems to be confirmed when going to Analytics and to the right of the link to "View Report" there is a yellow triangle that says "Tracking Not Installed" when you put your mouse over it.
Yep, Dizingof, I have the same errant code that you have. I, too, followed the instructions from the tutorial when first posted. I thought that by going to Analytics and changing the address it would work but I think all I changed was the name of the Analytic report. I am now in process of adding a completely new one...
In short, if you set up using the old incorrect tutorial I suggest you re-do and put in your correct shop URL rather than trying to edit the first one.
I would like to know if any other users have managed to get one of these status notes, and if so did you do anything different from the tutorial when setting it up?
The "website url" in the edit tab should be http://www.shapeways.com/shops/shopname
Make sure not only the description is changes but the actual tracking url.
As soon as the code is correctly included, the status on analytics should change from "tracking unknown" to "waiting for data" or similar (with a clock symbol) if you still get the triangle, analytics can't find the correct code.
After 24 hours it should then change to a green "v" with description "Received data"
For my blog it went to green within hours. shapeways tracking has been stuck on the "clock" and has not gathered or shown me any data.
According to google help, if after 24 hours still no data is showing, there is probably something wrong. It's been over 48 now I think.
The phrases might be dissimilar, as I get them all in dutch.
That's weird, at first I had things filled out wrong, and later corrected them.
On the overview page:
should show something like this in *bold*:
and below that a description (which defaults to the url)
To the far right should be a link "edit"
On that page with the url:
Website-url should be the shop link.
On that page to top right is also a link "refresh status, perhaps try that.
Thanks very much -anonymous- I did check all of the above and what worked for me was the advice to hit the Refresh Status link - although it's actually CHECK Status. Once I did this I now have a clock symbol saying Tracking Installed... Hopefully just need to wait now.
Okay, maybe this will help. I actually think Shapeways had the tutorial right the first time. If you go to Etsy.com and see their instructions for setting up Analytics you see this:
•When asked for your Website's URL enter Etsy's URL (www.etsy.com)
•When asked for your Account Name enter your Etsy shop website address (shopname.etsy.com)
Notice this is different to the instructions from Shapeways in step 2.4 where we are told to put our SHOP URL into the 'Website URL' field - Not so. Etsy has you simply putting www.etsy.com and THEN in the ACCOUNT name field you put your SHOP URL...