Google Analytics not working on my non ASCII Caracters domain name

Posted on 2011-10-29
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
My  Website: http://www.volontä
Hi. In my domain name I  have non standard UTF-8 Caracters as the domain name is using sweedish letters
I have read that when setting up google analytics i have to use a punycode translation of my URL

In Google Analytics I have therefore added:

Before I insert the UA number i do a check in google analytics and it says that it can not track my website. This is expected
I then insert my UA number and do the same check and now it says that it successfully are receiving data from my website

I have now waited 3 days and still no data receved.
I have about 25 other websites, all using domain name with Standard UTF-8 Caracters and they are all working

I must be missing something but cant find it

I first tried my site in Joomla and with no luck, i now changed it to HTML.
Everytime I go to my Google Analytics the status is as receiving data.
Website is targeted for Sweeden. I am sitting in the UK

Can anyone advice?

Regards Morten
Question by:morten444
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    Accepted Solution

    Everything looks right...Maybe re-check the tracking code.  That seems to be the most common error.  The UA-XXXXX-X below is where you'll find the tracking code.

    <script type="text/javascript">
      var _gaq = _gaq || [];
      _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-XXXXX-X']);
      (function() {
        var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true;
        ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '';
        var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s);

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    After making sure that is not the issue, you may need to give it one more day to see if that works.  If not, perhaps contacting Google Support will help.

    Good luck!

    Author Comment

    Hi. Thanks for your reply

    Yes I have checked the code: UA-26185461-6
    This is what I have inserted and this is the one in google analytics and it says that its reading
    I have delteded and installed the code several times, everytime  i got a new code that I am testing with same results. I guess that should not mean anything as long as i have the same UA number on my website as I see in my google analytics account


    Author Closing Comment

    Thanks for taking time to reply.
    It seems like it has just started to count visits after 7 days!!
    not sure why it took so long time but it seems to work
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    Expert Comment

    Wow, I can't believe it took so long!  But I'm glad it's working for you :)

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