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  1. Thank you Eb, super simple to follow your instructions. Took LESS than 5 mins! Great to read the why’s and wherefores too. I totally agree with you on the clunky GA$ dashboard, it’s pretty dire right now, Google have over 12mths to make this way more user friendly and relevant though so fingers cross they listen to feedback.

    1. Yay – I am so pleased to hear that! It’s one of those things that sounds like it’s going to be a nightmare, but is actually so quick and simple… if you have good instructions! Yeah… I really hope they sort GA4 out before we actually HAVE to use it. I’ve spent quite a bit of time poking around, thinking I’d get used to it… and I still don’t like it! Eb 🙂

    1. Don’t worry, you are not alone. As far as I can tell almost no one seems to like GA4. Let’s hope they fix it over the next year, before they turn off UA! Meanwhile, you just need to set up GA4 and then you can go back to using UA for as long as it’s available! Eb 🙂

  2. Thank you so much for this, Eb! I have been dreading this transition, but your post finally gave me the motivation and courage to implement the GA4 code.

    I decided to use RankMath to handle the GA3 code and Lightweight Google Analytics for the GA4 code (neither of them can do both, an d I dare not enter the code manually). Both GA properties are working beautifully and I am finally starting to collect data in my GA4 property—all thanks to you!

  3. Life is so easy when you come across a tutorial which caters what you can easily understand and implement. Thank you Eb for writing this down so simple and easy to understand. I just created my GA4 property in less than 5 minutes. Your post just made the process easy. I have a doubt. I have created two different properties for blog. One is for blog and other is for web stories. Now my doubt is, do I need to create a new GA4 for web stories too??? Kindly help me on this….Thank you!

    1. Aw, I am so pleased to hear this! That was 100% the aim of this tutorial – to make it quick, easy and pain free – so I am happy to hear it is achieving my aim 😀 I am afraid I don’t know the answer to your question. I have searched high and low for the answer, but I can’t find one. Given this is a Google thing that’s very surprising. I’ll keep my ears open and let you know if I find an answer! Eb 🙂

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