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Parse.ly analytics?

Elizabeth Stephens 3 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated 5 months ago 8

Is anyone using Parse.ly as an additional analytics tool? We're getting a six-month trial, but I'm struggling to get the necessary code working on our site through TownNews support. I thought I'd see if anyone had added it I could take a look at how it was added.

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Hi guys!


I am actually working on a more official integration with Parse.ly right now. 


- We will be able to handle the UUID issue with their repeated meta tags implementation (you pass it as parsely-post-id in their script options if you want to add it now). https://www.parse.ly/help/integration/metatags/


- We will also count anything that is considered a "virtual page view" in BLOX (such as galleries, vertical galleries, etc.) as dynamic page views in Parse.ly. 


- It should also have AMP and Facebook Instant Articles integration.


It will probably take 3 - 6 weeks to get through our production queue.


As a side note, when I spoke to them today, they are looking at the ?amp issue right now. That doesn't appear to be coming from BLOX so they are looking at that and will let us know if we can help.

Are you still having trouble getting this set up? We use parse.ly, so maybe I could help. We're currently on Flex, but we did have it set up on Zen before we switched over.

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Thanks Maureen! We got it worked out. Although I've realized it's only on articles, so we're not getting data on our photo galleries and some other smaller stuff so I still need to circle back on that.

Elizabeth, did you ever get parse.ly implemented on photo galleries? We are needing to do the same.

What code do you need to add to your site, and do you have a template-certified person locally to do it for you?

Sorry I didn't respond earlier. I have template access, but I ended up having the developers work on it to get the script reading the right content.

I'm coming back to this. We have an issue with Parsely creating a second entry for our stories. We've found that the urls have ?amp at the end. I've gone through several rounds with TownNews support, and we've even switched to using their AMP service. But we can't find where this is registering.


Now I'm wondering if there is a way to get Parsely to just record only by UUID. Has anyone tried that?

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Planned

Hi guys!


I am actually working on a more official integration with Parse.ly right now. 


- We will be able to handle the UUID issue with their repeated meta tags implementation (you pass it as parsely-post-id in their script options if you want to add it now). https://www.parse.ly/help/integration/metatags/


- We will also count anything that is considered a "virtual page view" in BLOX (such as galleries, vertical galleries, etc.) as dynamic page views in Parse.ly. 


- It should also have AMP and Facebook Instant Articles integration.


It will probably take 3 - 6 weeks to get through our production queue.


As a side note, when I spoke to them today, they are looking at the ?amp issue right now. That doesn't appear to be coming from BLOX so they are looking at that and will let us know if we can help.

This is great! Thank you so much. Probably should have reached out to you earlier as I was in the back and forth with support.