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This short training video takes you through the v4 setup of google analytics...

from an update or new install this helps you see how to add your details

it also shows how to add google analytics to the all in one seo plugin

and goes through a post seo

i hope you manage to follow it and if you stil lhave any questions leave them in the comments below.

don't forget to like the video if it helped you

many thanks for watching

phil

Adding google analytics code


i have just gone adding google analytics global site tag to all in one seo and if you click on general settings then click on the webmasters tools tab

and copy the whole of the google tag and paste it into the Miscellaneous Verification box and click save

this will then have added google analytics verification to your site

you can check this by clicking on visit site ( hover over the name of
your site at the top and click on visit site - once your home page is
shown then press ctrl+u and another tab will open with your site html

click ctrl+f and type into the box Global site tag and it will find your code added

there is now no verify to check the code is added in google analytics.

or the alternative is to add it as per my other training

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/google-verification...

another method of verification is to use


gachecker.com

i know it does not have the https but it is just scanning your site and will tell you is your analytics is on every page

want a simple no fuss or pressure seo plugin then why not try out slim seo

with this one you get the old features of all in one seo back - simplicity

you can add verification to your head section along with ethe body and footer ( amazon one link)

and one feature i have not seen anywhere else is that it automatically fills on the alt text with hte filename if you don't add alt text manually - so make sure the filenames make sense - but now the amazon images and other images for advertising will all have their alt text filled in....

so as i said if you want a no nonsense seo plugin where you do hte work and are not told you only have a 50% seo score and not enough link words then try slim seo....


have fun

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StefanieT Premium
Hi there, thank you so much for this. I wouldn't have had a clue about any of it!
I do have a question though. Ever since I reset this new AIOSEO plugin my Google analytics hasn't worked. It may be coincidence, but is it possible that this new AIOSEO had messed with that? I'm not technical mined at all, so I'm not sure how I even check of find out. Would like to know your thoughts or possibly what I should do?

Thanks :-)
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feigner Premium
Hi Stephanie..it shouldn't have messed with it...
i know google had a problem around the christmas break
what it might be worth doing is deleting and adding you sitemap again in search console
have you checked that your analytics is installed with gachecker.com or similar
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StefanieT Premium
Hi there,
thanks for the training. I needed it. One thing I'm unsure about is when you are verifying your bing, pinterest and google analytics. I've already done all of this in my old AIOSEO. Do we need to do it all again? If so, I'm not sure where I can even get this code from because all of those sites have already been verified a long time ago, and it looks to me like you have to verify again to get the code, which it doesn't let you do if you've already done it once.

Thanks :-)
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feigner Premium
Hi stephanie, i am glad the training was useful
you don't need ot reverify for the others
if you click on them they should have a green tick when you click again...
if not then you may have added hte verification to hte head section of your theme and that will be long gone now....it is overwritten each time the theme files are updated....
the code will still be on your site if it was verified with the old aio version
i have had a look inot getting the bing code again but didn't manage to find it - but if it becomes a problem then i will dig a bit deeper, it sholud be there....
your search console code - copy the whole iof hte html tag and paste it into the box and it will verify.
probably the same with the pinterest - not done that
so it will only be hte bing code that is a real problem at the moment...
let me know if you experience any problems with this and i will see what i can find out.
have fun
phil
i have just started using analytify to add the google analytics code along with the benefit of being able to remove logged in users from the analytics data ... i did create a training on how to do this frin withing hte new ga4 account if this is of interest.
alnog with a newer mocrosoft analytics program called clarity...interesting watching someone scrolling down your article and the mouse moves they make... you become aware of the moves you make as well when reading......
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Jude81 Premium
Thanks a lot for the video Phil, I appreciate it. I wonder about the wp review lite plugin. Normally you had under need your article the question: "Is this a review"? Have you noticed where you can now choose of the article is a review post or not?

I have some articles I want to change from review to no review post, and I keep unclicking the plugin on the right side of the post underneath the al in one SEO plugin, but when I go back to the post-it seems to jump back to being a review post again?

Any idea how the correct way is to switch the plugin on or off for the particular post?

I really appreciate any help you can provide.
Jude
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feigner Premium
once you have unticked hte box do you click on update at the top right to save the changes
i don't use wp review lite - i have heard of it and tried it out on a test site
if you are stil lhaving problems let me know and i will have a look with the new all in one seo plugin activated to look for compatability
thanks for dropping by
phil
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Jude81 Premium
Hi Phil, yes I update it, but when I go back to the post it is rechecked, and I have to uncheck it again. I also wonder what to do If I want to write a review post and like to enable the plugin as I don't believe it appears standard in your article's dashboard to make that choice?

I also try to work out how to add google analytics code. For some reason, Bing an Google Analytics is not automatically copied from the old all in one SEO plugin to the new one, but Google Console is already there?

I went to my Bing tool master to try finding the code, but I can find it only tells me my site is verified, (this is done ages ago). How can I excess the code now to fill out in the new all in one SEO? I know in Google Analytics, you can always look it up under admin, but Bing doesn't keep it visible by the look of things.

The next mystery is that I can't add my Google analytics code as there is no box to fill it in, only a big box to add the tag and I don't really want to mess with the tag had many issues with analytics tag. So my screen looks different than yours on the page where you can fill out Google Analytics.
Any idea's why?

Sorry for all the questions
Jude
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feigner Premium
mine was an early release of the plugin - it has undergone a few revisions since then - i did update hte text part of the training to try to keep up with the plugin and now it appears to have stabilised then i will update hte video...
but yes you can add your tag code to the miscellaneous verification and next time you open your site the google analytics should be ticked.
i did have a quick look for the bing code and as you found it is nowhere in site....
on looking at my all in one early release the bing code automatically appeared along with the search console ....
i will have a look at th einteraction between wp review lite and all in one seo and see if it acts the same for me - but that wil lbe in a few days.....
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Jude81 Premium
No worries Phil, thanks for your reply, I appreciate it.
Jude
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Jude81 Premium
Hi Phil, I hope you are well. I just had another go with the all in one SEO, and it seems like I am getting forced to use the monster plugin to use Analytics, so I ended up activating the monster plugin to get Analytics going. They may have changed this setting in all in one SEO with the updates over the last few days, and it is compulsory now to use the plugin to use Analytics?
I just had another look at how to activate the review plugin in a new post but not found it just yet.
Just thought to give you a heads up.
Have a great day.
Jude
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feigner Premium
Jude you don't need to use monster insight to use analytics - it is normally for viewing the stats on site
on the page for analytics is the miscellaneous verification box - adding the analytics tag code into there would add it to your site...you don't need monster insights plugin....
it is not compulsory to have that plugin - i don't have it on any of my sites.....
i have just installed wp product review lite and found there to be no problem with the switch
are you using it in classic editor or block editor and are the problem posts ones that have been converted from one editor to another
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Jude81 Premium
As I don't have a box to put the verification in I only had the option to go through the plugin, that way the added the code automatically. I won't let how I otherwise add the code as I don't have the box, only the box to put the complete tag in...I might just leave it with the plugin for now, at least it works🙈
I jave one post made in classic and converted to block. It was a review but iblike to change it in non review.
I got a new post made in classic, change it in block and look to dee how i can make it a review but can't see the switch to make it a thought?
Technical mysteries🙈
Thanks a lot for your hel phil, I appreciate it.
Jude
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feigner Premium
the conversion might be the problem as the wp product lite adds open graph data to the post...
with the conversion did it change each element to blocks or is it a classic block
i have jsut tried creating a post in block as a review
changing it to block and switching off review
and all ok
it is only a very basic post with a few words on so may not be representative
what theme are you using
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Jude81 Premium
Ok thanks Phill, where do you switch it on to be a review within your post please?
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Jude81 Premium
Hi Phil, I just wanted to let you know I ended up contacting SEO support to ask what was going on with Google Analytics as I don't have the box to fill out my code.

They informed me that there is no box anymore for new customers to fill out the customers this means new members are no choice left than using Monster for analytics.

As I am not a new customer, my code should have been carried forward to the new plugin, but for some reason, it is not.

I will leave a screenshot with there response.
Have a great day and thanks for all your help, I appreciate it.
Jude
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feigner Premium
thanks for that Jude - it is a really sad day when one plugin as important as this needs another for a simple task...
i still feel that you can add it into hte miscellaneous verification or as i used ot do add it via the ad inserter plugin
and maybe wa will start to look at another seo plugin like rank math
i think the reason they chose aio is for its simplicity and long term use - google also favoured it at the time as well....
i have heard that monster does some hard selling on upgrades and i will not be having it on my sites....
again thanks for the update Jude
phil
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Jude81 Premium
Hi Phil, so do I understand it correctly that i can fill out my analytics code( starting with the u) not the script in the miscellaneous?

I have the monster on both my sites but only because i disnt see a other sulution for now.
Please confirm I understand it correctly that I can use the miscellaneous box for my ond line u analytics verification code? ( not the tag)?
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feigner Premium
it is the whole tag code from <script; onwards that you add to the miscellaneous
or as i said you can add the tag to ad inserter - as per my other training on google verification in four steps...
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Jude81 Premium
Ok thanks Phil, have a great day. I appreciate all your help.
Jude
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ja114 Premium
Hi Phil,

This is really helpful. I'm hoping you can clear up something that's confusing me... What exactly is the purpose of the focus keyphrase? If I don't add one for a post, will it negatively affect the post's position in search results? If so, can/should the focus keyphrase be the same as the keyword for the post? I heard you say at the end that AIO has done away with keywords. I assume that applies only to new posts, because I still see them for my existing posts. For new posts going forward, though, should we basically think of the focus keyphrase the same way as we previously thought of the keyword?

Thanks,
Jordan
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feigner Premium
Hi Jordan- thanks for going through the training...
hte keyphrase is for th eaio soe plugin ot carry out hte analysis of your article
this is what it uses to see whether you have the keyphrase in the title - url etc...
hte old version added a keywords mets tag to your article - these have been depreciated by google for a few years...but to me google reads it all so more keywords = more focus on what you want to rank for...there is one obscure search engine that still uses them and they are in there if you get verified for that search engine ...
but to get back to focus keyphrase - yes add your keyword here and it wil ltry to help you with focusing on that for the article....
but make sure you go for user experience first as this is th emost important.
aio won't go back over posts unless you open them and reedit them..
hope that helps
phil
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Natalia777 Premium
Hi, Phil,

Thank you for this tutorial.

If I choose the Post Excerpt to show up in my Meta Description, it doesn't have any characters. I assume I need to pre-set it up somewhere?
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feigner Premium
it looks like theor growing pains are kicking in again - it was working and now it is not
what i would advise is to copy the first 160 characters of your post into the box and update
i am sure they are working on it
i have tried both the classic and the block editor and it doesn't pick it up on either
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Natalia777 Premium
So, I have found a way to type in the Meta Description for my post, just the way I was doing previously.
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