Look I've tried statistics plugins for WordPress but not so long ago I found the best of all, for various reasons .
I'm talking about Google Analytics Dashboard for WP which you'll find in my profile favorites from WordPress.org .
Initially it might seem like another plugin for to integrate Google Analytics into WordPress which is not a bad beginning, and I mean …  The main thing when deciding on a statistics plugin in WordPress is do not choose one that stores information in your database but it is integrated and, at most, shows statistics on your WordPress desktop
Just imagine the amount of information ation that stores a plugin of these to realize that you must flee from this type of plugins as the plague: visits, page views, permanence, bounce rate, countries, references, clicks, etc, etc, etc.
Returning to our beloved plugin, in principle its primary function is to connect your website with your Google Analytics account without having to add the tracking code manually and you will tell me " Fuck Fernando, if this you already do it with All in one SEO Pack and other gazillion plugins! "
And you're right, but even this does it very well, because instead of having to copy the tracking code, or put your ID publisher of Google Analytics, the plugin connects to your Google account and asks for authorization .
The process, after activating the plugin, would be like this:
- You go to new menu Google Analytics -> General settings and click on the button Authorize plugin which will take you to a new window with a red link that says: Get access code . You do this and it takes you to the login page of your Google account where, after asking for your permission to use your account, Google will offer you a verification code. You copy it.
- You go back to the previous page of the plugin and you paste the code and you hit the button Save the access code .
- That's it, the next screen offers you a list of your added sites to Google Analytics, and detects the current one, being able to configure each and every one of the aspects of the follow-up in the different menus of the plugin configuration, by the way in Spanish, which always helps. Especially delicate is the button called Block selection so that no administrator can see the statistics of other sites in your account.
Now you should take a look around the different menus of the plugin, with special emphasis on these settings:
- Backend settings: Define who can see the statistics and I recommend activating all the views.
- Frontend settings: I recommend activating the visualization of statistics on the web, very interesting.
- Tracking code : Important settings to configure each of the tracking aspects of Google Analytics, as you would do in your own administration console. Interesting is to activate download tracking, affiliate links, activate the retargeting and link to your Adsense account if you use it.
Ok, that's it, and now what?  The main thing is that your website is connected to Google Analytics, but the plugin offers you not to have to visit the Google Analytics administration to track your traffic because offers several ways to see your statistics, much better than any other plugin of this type I have tried .
The plugin adds a widget to your desktop, in which you can choose to visualize your statistics …
- Yesterday  Last 7 days
- Last 14 days
- Last 30 days
- Last 90 days
- One year
- Three years
And for each period you will see …
- Unique users
- Organic searches cas
- Page views
- Rebound Percentage
Completed eh? But the thing does not end there, it turns out that you can see the statistics of each entry and page from where?
- On the screen of administration of entries / pages, through an icon that adds to the side of each entry.  On your website, thanks to a new element in the WordPress administration bar
In short, that is the best statistics plugin for WordPress that I know because …
- It does not store information in the database.
- It's Google Analytics statistics, the market standard.
- Does not require manual code insertion
- Provides detailed statistics on the WordPress desktop.
- Provides statistics for each entry.
Did you know? Do you know any better yet?