Do you have Google Analytics installed twice? Here's how to tell >>

A lot of people have Google Analytics installed twice without even realizing it. This is a big problem because then you’ll get two page views logged for every one visit, resulting in artificially inflated stats. 🙁

Luckily it’s pretty easy to see if you have this problem.

  1. Log out of your site or open a new private browsing window. (This is because some plugins may be set up to not add the code if you’re viewing your site while logged in.)
  2. Go to your homepage, right click, and select “View Page Source”.
  3. Do a CTRL+F search for your Google Analytics ID. This will look something like: UA-xxxxxxxx-xx

If you’ve set up Google Analytics correctly (and only once!) then you should get one result.

If you want to double check, you can also do a CTRL+F search for:

'send', 'pageview'

This is the snippet of code responsible for adding page views to Google Analytics. Once again, you should only see this once on your page!