How to create your account on google analytics and link it with your website!
Everyone says google analytics is amazing for understanding your visitors, website and online business. But the question arises is how do you get started with google analytics? Maybe you had gone to the setting up a google analytics account, but couldn’t get it working properly with your site or maybe it seems too hard to get even started. In this tutorial, you will be learning how to create account on google analytics & link with website step by step.
Ready to set up a google analytics account….Let’s begin.
To use Google Analytics, you need a google account. If you have ever used Gmail or any other Google services, you already have an account. If not then go ahead and set up one now.
Follow these steps to sign in to google analytics and begin the setup process.
1. In a new window open www.google.com/analytics.
2. Click the SIGN IN link in the top right corner, then click Analytics in the pop-up the menu that appears.
3. A page appears explaining the SIGNUP process. Click SIGN UP to continue.
4. Once you have clicked the SIGNUP button in the previous step, you will see the new page appear, where you have to enter the details of your Google Analytics account and website.
5. Here you have to fill up your account details like
● Website: Since you want to track your website traffic make sure you select WEBSITE.
● Account Name: This will be the name of your business.
● Website Name: Enter the name of your website here.
● Website URL: Enter the URL/LINK of your website homepage.
● Industry Category: This setting is optional.
● Time Zone: Pick up your time zone to make sure the reports use the correct time for your
● Data Sharing Setting: These settings control what Google does with your Google Analytics data. They’re all selected by default, but feel free to deselect any of them. You can always turn them on again later.
Once you have entered all your detail and reviewed your data sharing setting, scroll down and
Click the GET TRACKING ID button.
6. You’ll see a popup containing the Google Analytics terms of service. Select your country from the drop-down menu, then click the I ACCEPT button to accept the terms.
7. Once you have agreed to the terms, GOOGLE ANALYTICS takes you to the tracking code page for your website.
There are two important things on this page:
● Your Tracking ID: This is a unique string of text that identifies your Google Analytics account and website.
INSERT THE CODE USING WORDPRESS PLUGIN:
This is the easiest way to install the tracking code in WordPress. Now go to the plugins and insert GA GOOGLE ANALYTICS plugin.
Follow these steps to install the plugin and insert your tracking code.
● Open a new window, enter your WordPress admin URL, enter your admin username and password.
● In the left-hand admin menu, choose plugins> to add new. In the search plugin box at the top right of the page, write GA GOOGLE ANALYTICS and enter.
● Click the Install Now and install the plugin.
● After a short while, Install Now button should change to say Activate. Click the button to activate the plugin.
● In the left-hand menu, choose Setting > Google Analytics to display the plugin setting page.
● Click the plugin setting header in the setting page. It expands to reveal the setting:
● Switch to your Google Analytics browser tab again. Select your Tracking ID, choose edit> copy to copy the Tracking ID hen switch back to the WordPress browser and click the box next to the GA PROPERTY ID. Choose edit> paste to paste your tracking id into the box.
● Select both the Enable analytics and Universal Analytics checkboxes to turn on the tracking.
● Google Analytics tracks your own visits to your site, just as it tracks your visitor’s visit. If your site doesn’t get much traffic and you visit your own site a lot then your own visits can distort your Google analytics reports quite a bit. To help with this, you can select DISABLE GA on the frontend for admin-level users checkbox. This stops the google analytics tracking code inserted into pages when you view your site.
● You can ignore all the others set for now. Click the SAVE setting button to save your changes.
● All set, now the plugin should insert the google analytics tracking code into every page of your website.