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How to Setup Google Analytics on my website

Google Analytics is very helpful if you have a website or Blog. Tracking can creep anyone out. It is way too geeky and the thought of installing code can be a nightmare.

Before I show you how to d that, let me explain why we need Google Analytics.

Tracking a website helps us understand who ifs visiting our website better. It helps us identify what they like, what topics they are interested in.

You get to know where they come from and what they dont appreciate.

You can see ( like really) what pages they have visited, whether they downloaded a Ebook.

As you get to be an advanced user of Google Analytics you can literally use it in many different ways. Calculating ROI, books sold, subscribers gained or lost all will become a breeze.

Most Bloggers and website owners, really do not care for all that.

 What they are interested in is how many people are on my site, how did they come and how can I use this data to my advantage? 

Why do you need this data ?

Apart from the reasons above, when you want to find sponsors for your blog, they would want the very same information. They also would love to know how many pageviews your blog gets per month.

All this data alongwith your writing style, blog layout, content,  determines whether they are interested in working with you. It also decided whether you get free products, paid reviews, contracts ( with payment and free stuff).

This is the magic of blogging and making it big. This is where you need to be.

I have made a video showing you how to add Google Analytics to your website.

How to Setup Google Analytics on my website

Here is the text version of how to setup Google Analytics Code on your Website.

Step #1 Go To Google Analytics website

  • Sign up using your gmail id at analytics.google.com

Step #2 Create an account in GA

Step #3 Where to find Google Analytics Code

  • Click on Get Tracking ID
  • Read and accept “Google Terms of Service Agreement” and “Additional Terms Applicable to Data Shared with Google”
  • Copy the Google Analytics Code and add it to your website

 

Step #4 Add Google Analytics Code to your website

  • Install and Activate any Google Analytics Plugin ( I am using All in One SEO )
  • edit Plugin Settings and scroll down to GA
  • Add the GA code
  • Click Update

Qs. Which google analytics plugin for wordpress is the best ?

I am using the All in One SEO plugin. It is an SEO pluging which allows you to add Google Analytics Code. Make sure you minimize the number of plugins on your website. Thats why I am using one plugin to perform multiple functions. Try this plugin, it is really good!

That’s it! Congratulations you have added the Google Analytics code to your website.

Allow 24 hours to 48 hours for the Google Tracking to start working.

You can login to your Google Analytics to pull up some fun facts.

This is Step #8  in #startabloginIndia series

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