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I recently updated from Magento 1.6.2 to 1.9.2.1 and I noticed that Google Analytics stopped tracking the website since I updated.

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I don't have a googleanalytics folder in my template, nor do I have googleanalytics.xml in my layout folder. I never had that either, so I don't think it should be necessary for my Google Analytics to work, right?

I looked in to tutorials like this one: https://www.siteground.com/tutorials/magento/magento_google_analytics.htm and I noticed that the Google API module in that picture has a lot more options than I have in mine, so maybe I should update the module? enter image description here

  • One of the most recent version of Magento included a move to Google's Universal Analytics. I suggest making sure that your GA account is setup for that. – Tyler V. Aug 20 '15 at 7:39
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I changed the Type to Universal Analytics and added the analytics code to my head.phtml based on the answer of this topic How do I add universal analytics to my magento store? and it started working again!

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Go to following file

 app/design/frontend/<your_theme_package>/default/layout/googleanalytics.xml

Change following

<default>
        <!-- Mage_GoogleAnalytics -->
        <reference name="after_body_start">
            <block type="googleanalytics/ga" name="google_analytics" as="google_analytics" />
        </reference>
 </default>

to

<default>
     <!-- Mage_GoogleAnalytics -->
     <reference name="before_body_end">
        <block type="googleanalytics/ga" name="google_analytics" as="google_analytics" template="googleanalytics/ga.phtml" />
     </reference>
</default>

and move googleanalytics/ga.phtml file from base theme to your theme. Now you should be able to see the Google analytics code in website webpage view source.

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