Typepad has offered Google Analytics integration for all blogs to take advantage of Google's advanced tracking tools. Changes are always inevitable with technology, though, and Google has announced it is retiring the older version of analytics. At Typepad, we wanted to make sure you know what's going on and if you need to make any changes to your blogs to continue using Google Analytics.
On or near July 1, 2023, Google Analytics will no longer support Universal Analytics. Instead, Google Analytics 4 will be required to track visitors to your websites and blogs. Typepad has supported both UA and GA4 for some time, and it is easy to add the GA4 number at Settings > Add-ons.
If you are still using Universal Analytics, Google has information on how to switch to Google Analytics 4 here, and we have also provided some basic instructions for Typepad users below.
1) Sign in to Google and go to the Analytics - https://analytics.google.com/analytics/web/ - dashboard.
2) Click the "Manage GA4 Migration" in the upper right corner of your account.
3) Click the Get Started button.
4) Click the Create And Continue button.
5) The next screen will show you the tracking code.
6) Click confirm.
Once you have a GA4 number, you can go to Settings > Add-ons in Typepad, enter the number in the G Number field, and click Save Changes.
That's it! The tracking code will be instantly added to all pages of your blog, and you'll continue to see tracking information in your Google Analytics account.
If you go to Settings > Add-ons and already have a G Number entered, no action is needed as the blog is already using the newest Google tracking code.
To find a GA4 number in the future, sign in to the Google Analytics dashboard, and open the Property menu near the top left to reveal the full GA4 number.
Additional updates to Google Analytics integration with Typepad will be included in the Typepad Knowledge Base article.