• http://twitter.com/BruceBrownlee Bruce Brownlee

    We really like Web Analytics Solutions Profiler for crawling through pages in your site and checking which analytics are on board. I’m not thrilled that it costs money, but it does a great job. Checks each page you visit, sees all kinds of analytics and recording tools, Google Analytics, Marketo, Visistat, Quantcast, Clicktale, Crazy Egg, Scorecard, and so on. It has a crawl tool as well. But most handy is that it grabs UA numbers and shows them so you can see at a glance if you made a mistake.

  • http://twitter.com/bmuttenzer Beat Muttenzer

    For the less experienced the Chrome Plugin Tag Assistant by Google (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/tag-assistant-by-google/kejbdjndbnbjgmefkgdddjlbokphdefk) might be helpful. It shows you the Google Tracking Codes (Analytics and AdWords) you have implemented and gives suggestions on how to improve the implementation.

  • http://www.dee-ess.com/ Devendra Singh

    I would recommend to use Gifhit (gifhit.co.uk) which is based on Fidler core api. I use it the most for GA implementation debugging. It gives very userfriendly explaination of each values being passed to GA servers including custom variables, events and page speed data.


    Can I track visitor of my google+ page and facebook pages using GA? If yes then please give me proper and simple guidence. Thanks in advance

  • http://conversionscientist.com Brian Massey

    Great tip, Bruce. It didn’t quite pass my bar of “simple,” though it isn’t necessarily complex.

  • http://conversionscientist.com Brian Massey

    I agree. Thanks for mentioning this.

  • http://conversionscientist.com Brian Massey

    This is new to me. Thanks for sharing.

  • http://conversionscientist.com Brian Massey

    Rahul, I’m not aware of any way to track G+ and Facebook visits in GA. Sorry.

  • Lars Skjoldby

    I can also recommend this free and simple scanning tool: http://www.gatective.com/. It finds pages where the tracking code is missing.

  • Pat Grady

    Also often find things very gaq’d up. Thing is, this doesn’t seem to stop people from finding “good” insights. :-)

  • http://www.searchinfluence.com/ Chelsea Bowling

    The GA debugger extension for Chrome has saved me more times than I can count, so I’m glad you brought it up! I’ll check out the FF plug-in as well. Also agree that smart quotes are quite evil. Tangentially related is WP’s tendency to eat code on pages and posts, unless it’s built into the template– not usually a problem, of course, but sometimes it crops up with quickly-down thank you or landing pages and Adword’s conversion codes.

  • Rajesh Magar

    Incredibly awesome. Special thanks to make me introduced to myconversionlab.com and so you too (Conversion Scientist).

  • http://conversionscientist.com Brian Massey

    Lars, I’m checking this out. If it proves helpful, I’ll add it to http://www.myconversionlab.com. Thanks!

  • http://conversionscientist.com Brian Massey

    Rajesh, I’m glad it was helpful.

  • http://conversionscientist.com Brian Massey

    Chelsea, I have been the victim of WordPress’s code munjing many times. Thanks for the comment.

  • http://conversionscientist.com Brian Massey

    Pat, maybe Google should have used a variable name like “_qood” instead of _gaq.

  • Yehoshua Coren

    I’ll chime in and say that http://www.analytics-debugger.com/en is a really great tool as well.
    Also, in terms of scanning source-code, my favorite tool is http://www.screamingfrog.co.uk/seo-spider/
    It is worth noting, that with the proliferation of Tag Management Systems, that simply viewing / scanning source-code is not nearly as useful as it used to be. As a result, I usually use tools like Analytics Debugger (above), Tag Assistant (a chrome extension by Google mentioned in the comments already), Observe Point, or Fiddler.

  • http://conversionscientist.com Brian Massey

    Yehoshua, great points. Thanks for the pinters to Fiddler (http://www.fiddler2.com/fiddler2/) and Observe Point (http://www.observepoint.com/). Tag managers tend to interfere with our split-testing software, so we are stepping into them slowly.

  • Guest

    I think this is possible with Colibri. Here’s the link: http://colibritool.com in case you need it