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  • Exploring alternative options for placing Google Analytics code in Angular without using the header

    Posted by George on 20 October 2022 at 1:44 pm

    Hey there, just wondering if there’s a method to place my Google Analytics code in a different spot within my Angular project, instead of directly inside the head? I get that hiding my id isn’t an option, but I’m keen to keep my code looking cleaner when viewed via the browser. If you’ve got any solutions in Typescript that’d be ace!

    I’m simply trying to keep my script tag out of sight within the DOM.

    Lucas replied 10 months, 3 weeks ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Emma

    Member
    25 October 2022 at 2:00 am

    Sure, I got your needs. Have you tried using third-party plugins for this purpose? There is a plugin known as ngx-google-analytics which can be of help. When you use this, it will give you more control in each page of your single page application. You can then fire the pageview event by calling the pageView() function and easily pass the page title corresponding to each of your page paths in the pageview event. This will help you segregate the individual pages in Google Analytics. This can help to keep the script tag out of sight within the DOM and your code will look cleaner when viewed through a browser.

  • Lucas

    Member
    21 April 2023 at 11:40 pm

    Yes, it’s possible to add your Google Analytics code in a different spot within your Angular project. One common method is to inject the Google Analytics script dynamically using TypeScript. You can create a service for it.

    In the service, you can use the Renderer2 from ‘@angular/core’ to create a script element, set the ‘src’ attribute to Google Analytics URL with your tracking ID, and append this script to the ‘head’. This method keeps your code clean and does not show the script tag in the HTML file when the source code is viewed via the browser, as it will be injected into the DOM at runtime.

    This method not only helps keep your code cleaner but also provides more control over when and how the Google Analytics script is loaded. Please remember that altering the placement of the tracking code can sometimes affect data collection, so you need to monitor your data to ensure everything is working as expected.

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