[theme-reviewers] Google Analytics Campaign Tracking Code OK on Author & Theme URI?

Angelo Bertolli angelo.bertolli at gmail.com
Tue Jan 10 22:46:55 UTC 2012

Google's TOS states:

"If You use the Service on behalf of any Third Party, You represent and
warrant that (a) You are authorized to act on behalf of, and bind to
this Agreement, that Third Party , (b) as between the Third Party and
You, the Third Party owns any rights to Customer Data in the applicable
account, and (c) You shall not disclose Third Party's Customer Data to
any other party without the Third Party's consent."

and continues on from there.  Sounds questionable.

On 01/10/2012 05:34 PM, James Laws wrote:
> I can understand the reason for wanting to track this kind of thing but
> I personally don't like the idea of theme authors tracking this data. I
> may be off base but if I were reviewing a theme with this kind of thing
> I wouldn't approve it.
> On Tuesday, January 10, 2012, Robert Ambartsumov <robert6292 at gmail.com
> <mailto:robert6292 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>> Well, why you have to have a tracking on the front end anyway? you
> could insert a tracking in the back end and this way you will know when
> the theme is activated the tracking is fired.
>> On Wed, Jan 11, 2012 at 12:16 AM, Valeriu Tihai <valeriu at tihai.md
> <mailto:valeriu at tihai.md>> wrote:
>> Hello everyone,
>> I'm the one who introduced campaign tracking code (Google Analytics).
>> Before I done this I have read several times Credit
> Links http://codex.wordpress.org/Theme_Review#Credit_Links
>> I searched in this list if there have been previous discussion of such
> kind: http://bit.ly/xkzi59 http://bit.ly/zk7i23
>> I did not found that it is forbidden, so it is allowed.
>> The aim is not tracking visitors from wordpress.org
> <http://wordpress.org>, I agree with Emil Uzelac that there are other
> ways to do this thing.
>> Instead I want to have a tracking campaign of the theme that will be
> installed on different blogs, and for this I need that the link from
> footer also to contain variables of the GA.
>> But there is a problem ( Credit link, if used, is required to use
> either Theme URI or Author URI. ) that obliges me to put the same link
> also in style.css
>> If it is possible that credit link to contain variables GA and links
> for Theme Author and Author URI to be without these variables, so I am
> only for this solution, I can immediately prepare a new version that
> will contain these changes.
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