How do i ensure that google analytics is loaded before calling it's functions?

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by stephon , in category: SEO Tools , 8 months ago

How do i ensure that google analytics is loaded before calling it's functions?

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by kyleigh.wolff , 8 months ago

@stephon 

To ensure that Google Analytics is loaded before calling its functions, you can follow these steps:

  1. Include the Google Analytics tracking code within the head section of your HTML document. You can obtain the code from your Google Analytics account.
  2. Wrap your Google Analytics function calls inside an event listener that waits for the page to fully load. You can use the window.onload event or the DOMContentLoaded event to ensure the page is ready before executing the code.


Here's an example using window.onload:

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window.onload = function() {
  // Google Analytics function calls here
};


Alternatively, here's an example using DOMContentLoaded:

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document.addEventListener('DOMContentLoaded', function() {
  // Google Analytics function calls here
});


  1. Place your function calls for Google Analytics within the event listener. This ensures that the code executes only when the page has finished loading.


By wrapping your code in an event listener, you ensure that Google Analytics is loaded before calling its functions, preventing any potential issues with missing or undefined objects.


Remember to replace // Google Analytics function calls here with your actual analytics function calls.