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Posted on 2014-04-16
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Can I just insert the following javascript code in the header of the webpage:

 <script language="JavaScript" src="js/googleanalytics.js" type="text/javascript"></script>

instead of this

  (function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i['GoogleAnalyticsObject']=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){
  (i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o),
  m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];a.async=1;a.src=g;m.parentNode.insertBefore(a,m)
  })(window,document,'script','//www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js','ga');

  ga('create', 'UA-xxxxxxx-1', 'yourdomain.com');
  ga('send', 'pageview');
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Question by:Scott Huffman
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Assuming you have edited the js file adding your analytics UA-key and domain, and the path to the file on your server is correct, then yes!

Dare I ask why?
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by:Scott Huffman
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Thanks MurFur - I was just trying to keep the code on the website simple.  Instead of inserting the google code on each page - I just wanted to add the script call from the javascripts that I already have.
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by:Murfur
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Neat & tidy is a good thing - any changes to the GA code means only one file to edit rather than every page. Good idea!
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by:Scott Fell, EE MVE
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I agree with keeping it in one spot.  I do the same. However, if you are using any serverside code like asp or php, it is petter to through it in some type of common include file.  The reason is less http calls.
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