Google: web analytics ID + Google Analytics tracking code

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I've been through other topics in this forum and I've found no answers. So here are my questions. I ask too much, but I'll try to be a clear as possible. Thank you.

I had set up the Analytics tracking on my website one year ago, that is, before the new Yola features that you can acess from site --> site settings.
Currently I have an html widget with the "Google Analytics tracking code" at the bottom of every page in my website.

I've decided to use this new Yola feature as it seems to me a tidier way (unless you correct me and say that with an html widget at the bottom of each page does exactly the same).

If go to site --> site settings I see two items in the "tracking" area:
- Site tracking code
- Google Analytics

My first question is: Do I need to add a code in BOTH items?

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My second question:

When I go to site --> site settings --> Google Analytics, I understand that I have to paste there my Google Analytics ID or, as Google calls it sometimes, my "web property ID", that is, a single-line code as in UA-xxxxxxxxx-3. Is this correct?

I ask this because according to your tutorial (this one --> http://www.yola.com/tutorials/article...) you explain in steps 3 and 4 that it should be the Analytics tracking code what I should paste (at least that's what I understood).

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My third question:

When I go to site --> site settings --> site tracking code, I have to paste the Google Analytics tracking code, which is the script I have now in an html widget at the bottom of each of my pagest. Is this correct?

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Also, if I do these changes and add this codes at site--> site settings, should I erase all those html widgets I have now at the bottom of my pages?

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Finally, why do you recommend to past it in the footer, when Google advises otherwise, that is, to past it in the head?

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Thank you!
Jose
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Hello Jose,

I hope to be of assistance to you. You can either do the following:

1. Keep all your Google Analytics in your HTML Widget as you have done the past.

2. Use the Site Tracking and paste in the script code into the footer area (this is a feature only available to Yola Silver)

3. Use the specified Google Analytics area (available to everyone).

You need to select one of those options. If you use them 2 of them in conjunction, this will cause duplication which may create an issue in terms of being able to track the activity on your site. Once you've decided on which method you want to use, you can delete the previous set-up you had.

As for this question: Google Analytics ID or, as Google calls it sometimes, my "web property ID", that is, a single-line code as in UA-xxxxxxxxx-3. Is this correct? and your last question, I will need to have an SEO expert come onboard and provide you with further assistance.

Please allow 48 hours for them to respond. Thank you for your patience!
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Hi Sanja,

Thank you for your answer.

Only one more question: when you say "3. Use the specified Google Analytics area (available to everyone)", do you mean than then I don't have to do neither the option 1 (keep the script code in HTML widgets) nor option 2 (past the script code in the footer), and yet get the same results, that is, analytics reports from Google Analytics?

Cheers,
Jose
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Hello Jose,

You understood me correctly :)

I hope that helps to clear up the confusion. Please do let me know if you have further questions about this.
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Everything clear now, thanks Sanja :)

Now i just wonder, if both step 2 and 3 give the same result, why asking for different information (that is, either script code or Google Analytics ID). If you have a quick answer, please let me know. Otherwise, you've already answered my problem.

Cheers
Jose
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Hi Jose,

Looks like your answer has been responded to. Yes, using the dedicated field is probably the most efficient and easiest way to go. Give it a try and let us know if you need any assistance. We'll be glad to help if needed.
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Which one is the "dedicated field"? The one dedicated to the script code or the one dedicated to the Google Analytics ID?
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The one that is dedicated to the Google Analytics :)
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Thanks :)