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asternitix asternitix
Created: 3 years and 4 months ago • Updated: 3 years and 4 months ago
Could someone please remove Google Analytics from DGG? Ghostery found the tracker, so could someone please remove the tracker?!
There was even DoubleClick on one of the pages!
Problem solved!

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x.15a2
Sorry, that is a false report. DDG does not use GA or any other analytic.

You didn't indicate which DDG page you were on, here are my results on 3 different DDG pages. (Note: With my browser, I use Disconnect instead of Ghostery):

DDG Search Results Page: [http://snag.gy/qaitX.jpg]

DDG Home Page: [http://snag.gy/3yRm4.jpg]

DDG Forums: [http://snag.gy/PIRxg.jpg]
posted by x.15a2 Community Leader3 years and 4 months ago Link
hostruby
I would like to use this Tool for my webseite about hosting. Does it do the same as GA?
posted by hostruby 3 years and 4 months ago Link
asternitix
Sorry, Disconnect is different than GA. Disconnect is not an Analytic. Do a search for DoubleClick if you want to know about them.
posted by asternitix 3 years and 4 months ago Link
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asternitix
Are you using Chrome? This problem happens on my chromebook.
posted by asternitix 3 years and 4 months ago Link
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x.15a2
I personally don't use Chrome, as it is a !G product. I guess that it's possible that the GA hit that you are seeing is from Chrome of from a Chrome add-on, but it is not from DDG.
posted by x.15a2 Community Leader3 years and 4 months ago Link
tagawa
As x.15a2 says, it sounds like a browser extension that's injecting the GA/DoubleClick tracking code in the page. Try disabling all extensions (except Ghostery) and reloading duckduckgo.com.
posted by tagawa Staff3 years and 4 months ago Link
asternitix
apparently Rollapp's Awesome file opener was injecting the tracking code. Removed the file extension and the problem was fixed.
posted by asternitix 3 years and 4 months ago Link
tagawa
Thanks for the update. Surprised to hear an extension was doing that but glad that you got it fixed.
posted by tagawa Staff3 years and 4 months ago Link