I'm basically seconding what Chuck said; we use GA, too, and call the main GA code as a wrapper in the site.html template. That lets us make pretty heavy use of custom dimensions tracking in sub-templates where there's more detailed data we want to track (like the 'page' view, for one). Hope it helps!
(Chuck, I'm assuming that's your newspaper server behind you in that picture, which is awesome. If it's not, don't tell me.)
I was wondering if you could share info on how you track user statistics in chronam? Do you use Google analytics? If so, where did you place the tracking code?