After you've added the Plausible Analytics script to your website, it's time to verify that the integration is working.
In your Plausible Analytics account, click on your site domain name. You should see a blinking green dot which indicates that we’re listening for incoming page views in real-time. You can visit your site and the dashboard will update instantly with your visit.
Once the first page view comes through, you'll be automatically taken to the stats dashboard. There are no delays in the data. The dashboard goes live and displays the data as soon as the first visitor is counted.
If you didn't see the green blinking dot, there's nothing to worry about. It just means that someone visited your site already since you installed the Plausible Analytics script.
If you see the dashboard with graphs and numbers, it means everything is working! Congrats! Plausible Analytics is now tracking your website statistics while preserving the privacy of your visitors.
Do you keep seeing a blinking green dot screen despite having visitors on your site? Please verify if our script is installed correctly.
You can load your website, open the browser inspector (press F12 on Firefox or Chrome), and ensure that the Plausible Analytics script is loading in the "Network" tab.
Alternatively, you can verify this by viewing the HTML of your site in your browser. Visit your site, right-click anywhere on the page and choose "View Page Source". Then press
cmd+f on a Mac or
ctrl+f on Linux and Windows to search. Type
plausible to search for the Plausible Analytics script.
You should see the Plausible Analytics tracking script in the source code of your website. If you cannot see the script, please double check if you've inserted it correctly. Installing Plausible on a site can be a slightly different process depending on what tools you're using.
We've put together several integration guides that cover popular website builders and content management systems (CMS) such as WordPress and Ghost. Thanks to the members of our community, there are also community integrations and plugins for several frameworks such as Hugo and GatsbyJS. These can help you set up and start counting your site visitors in no time.
Are you using a Content Security Policy? Do not forget to add our domain specifically to your CSP.
Running on localhost? Our script automatically disables itself when running on localhost as the majority of people don't want those stats to be counted.
Using cache? Do purge the cache just in case.
You can do so by following the instructions in this guide.
On WordPress? Our Wordpress plugin excludes admin visits by default.
If you're running an adblocker or if you're concerned about adblockers, you can enable our custom domain integration which allows you to run the Plausible script as a first-party connection from your domain name. See the instructions here.
Are you using Cloudflare and having your sites proxied? A proxy can override the remote IP which would lead to wrong geolocation data in your stats. Remove the proxy and make it just a DNS record in your Cloudflare settings to solve the issue.