1 Reply Latest reply on May 31, 2013 2:56 PM by 33699

    Inflated pages views on Google Analytics after installing Marketo Munchkin code?

      Hey all - we're having an issue with Google Analytics on our blogs since we installed the Marketo Munchkin code.  Pageviews are about 3x what we would normally see, while visitors is still in line with trend/expectation.

      Outside of that, I often use a tool called Ghostery to check the cookies that companies are placing on my machine - it can show, for example, when the Marketo Munchkin code is installed on a website.  Now, we I go to our core website (www.utest.com) everything seems fine - and the Google Analytics code works fine there as well.

      But when I go to our blog (blog.utest.com), I don't see the Marketo Munchkin code as being installed - and the data isn't going into the Marketo database.

      Could the items be related?

      Any thoughts appreciated!
        • Re: Inflated pages views on Google Analytics after installing Marketo Munchkin code?

               Hi, Damian:

               For your inflated page views on your home page, this might be from trying to add new tracking codes. I see for instance that there are two separate Google Analytics tracking codes on your Drupal site (www.utest.com), which might be part of the problem.

               As for why the blog is not showing the Munchkin code, that is because you have a different content management system on the subdomain. You're using Drupal for the main site and WordPress for the blog. The WordPress blog site is entirely separate from the main site, so adding a tracking code for the main site has no relationship to the tracking code for the WordPress subdomain.

               Your web developer would need to add the Munchkin code to WordPress. I don't believe there is an ideal plugin to recommend solely for Munchkin, but I'm a fan of segment.io on my personal sites. It's a plugin and website that integrates many different tracking codes into one plugin. As you have Crazy Egg for your main Drupal site, you could integrate this into your WordPress blog subdomain as well.


               Best,
               Edward Unthank
               SEO/Web Specialist