Due to the complexity of Google Analytics, as well as how some browsers and browser extensions work, you may experience issues connecting Google Analytics to Etsy and eRank.
We have put together a guide to help you troubleshoot common issues and get eRank’s Traffic Stats feature working smoothly for you.
Issue: the Setup button is not working
When you click on the Setup button, a blue popup should appear that allows you to start the connection process.
However, some browsers and browser extensions can interfere with how sites work.
- Temporarily disable any popup or ad blockers and try again. To do this, open chrome://extensions (Chrome browser) or brave://extensions (Brave browser) in your browser and look for uBlock Origin, Ghostery, AdBlock, or similar. Temporarily disable these and try again.
- If your preferred browser is Brave, temporarily set “Shields Down” for erank.com and try again.
- Try logging into eRank with a different browser (Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Edge, Brave). If the button works and you are able to connect GA to eRank, thereafter you can switch back to your preferred browser once the connection has been established.
When you are finished, don’t forget to re-enable your popup or ad blockers, or turn your Brave Shields back up.
Issue: Google Analytics won’t provide you with a UA tracking ID
Many people report it is impossible to create new UA Tracking IDs. This is because the setting is hidden in the advanced options section. The good news is that you can still get new UA Tracking IDs!
When creating a new property in Google Analytics, make sure to click the Show advanced options button.
Next, you must enable Universal Analytics. Enter “www.etsy.com” into the Website URL box. Then select the Create a Universal Analytics property only option.
A few screens later, you will see your new UA Tracking ID.
Issue: everything is connected, but eRank is not showing any data
When everything has been connected correctly and yet you still don’t see any data, there could be a problem with your Google Analytics settings.
You may have instructed Google Analytics to remove query parameters from URLs. To correct this, go into the View settings screen for your GA property and make sure you remove the tick next to Strip query parameters out of URL box.
Issue: the wrong UA tracking ID is being used
The UA tracking ID that Google gives you for your shop should be the same ID that you have in your Etsy shop settings and eRank settings pages.
Etsy settings page: https://www.etsy.com/your/shops/me/analytics
eRank settings page: https://erank.com/settings
Issue: Google Analytics has not collected any data yet
Google Analytics will start collecting data from the moment you add your UA tracking ID to your Etsy shop. It is not possible to see historical data before that time.
If you just set up your Google Analytics account, or just recently added your UA tracking ID to your Etsy shop, then there may not be any data to show you yet.
Wait a few hours for Etsy shoppers to view your listings, then come back to eRank and click on the Refresh Data button on your dashboard.
Still need help?
If none of the above solutions have helped you, please contact our customer support team and we’ll have someone investigate for you.