Google Analytics on MySpace

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loliva010
Google Analytics on MySpace

I was just on HITS SPACE and noticed every MySpace profile I entered showed up as having a Google Analytics tracker. This hasn't happened before. Does anyone know anything about this? 

   

hubby
Re: Google Analytics on MySpace

It's probably Myspace using Google Analytics. I think in the past they used a very similar one, UrchinTracker..
It gives them information on visitors to the website, like how many pages they viewed, total visitors, etc.. Many, many websites use Analytics and unless you are totally paranoid (Tinfoil hat paranoid) it's harmless.

hubby
Re: Google Analytics on MySpace

The Myspace home page does show some Google Analytics code in it's source.. it's not the normal code, and it looks like they're wrapping it in some sort of JavaScript, but it's there:

Bear
Re: Google Analytics on MySpace

 I'm so glad someone posted this.  I saw it today and wondered, but figured I'd be the only one.  I've actually seen google analytics come up in the status bar when I was using hidemyass and it freaked me out. 

On the topic of HITS - why would one log in using their Myspace email and password - and what are "scripts?"

I did look before asking - didn't find the answer.

 

"god have mercy on the man who doubts what he's sure of"

nemesis
Google Analytics on MySpace

I saw that Google Analytics tracker tonight in "Hide in the Sky" and I didn't knew that it was something that Myspace placed there....so earlier I was curious and went to that Google thing and tried to put the code on my page (cause i thought it was some new tracker that my friend put up on myspace) so and it didn't work cause it doesn't accept javascript, anyways the thing is that after removing the code the thing still showed up in Hide in the Sky and I tried with another url and it kept showing, so for a moment I freaked out! I even went to my Google email and Analytics account and deleted it but still showed up and that's when I got even more freaked out! LoL....but after hours of searching the net I found this forum and now I'm sort of relieved!

snakeeater251
Re: Google Analytics on MySpace

This is nothing to worry about, Myspace just updated ALL profiles to include Google Analytics code. They did this in order to generate site statistics for their own use.

Additionally, you CANNOT remove this code. Remember, Myspace put it on every profile, and no, you cannot access these statistics.

I have removed this from the trackers results since it is a false positive.

loliva010
Re: Google Analytics on MySpace

Thanks to everyone who replied with input. It helps having this resource to keep up-to-date on what's happening.

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