I’d generally recommend Google Analytics by MonsterInsights plugin, but this plugin is even simpler and more importantly provides an advantage of reducing loading an external file script from Google servers. By serving the script file locally it can improve performance.read more
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Alternatively, All in One SEO Pack includes Google Analytics and Webmasters Tools integration. If you would like to serve the Google analytics script locally from your web server, instead of externally from the Google server, use Local Google Analytics for WordPress – caches external requests plugin.read more
If you just need an XML site map – use Google XML Sitemaps. If you just need to insert Google Analytics tracking code – use Google Analytics by MonsterInsights or Local Google Analytics for WordPress – caches external requests.read more
Having Analytics in WordPress Dashboard saves time. An alternative plugin is Google Analytics by MonsterInsights or Local Google Analytics for WordPress – caches external requests.read more
I install this plugin as soon as the website is ready to publish to notify search engines. Alternatively, All in One SEO Pack now includes an XML sitemap module.read more