How to Install Google Analytics for WordPress? – Step by Step Instructions
Google Analytics is an amazing resource! Today I will walk you through how to install Google Analytics for WordPress.
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Why to use Google Analytics? Here are 3 reasons.
1.It’s completely free.
2.Able to find out how your visitors locate your website.
3.Able to identify which pages and links your visitors click the most.
And there are many other reasons. Google Analytics is the must.
Just follow the instructions below and You will have Google Analytics working on your website.
1.Sign into Google Analytics
Go to Google Analytics www.google.com/analytics. And sign up. If you have a Google (Gmail) account you can sign in using that.
Click on the right top of the site “Sign in” and “Google Analytics”.
If you don’t have a Google account you can scroll down on the page and click “sign up” and fill the information.
2.Fill in Your Information
Choose “Universal Analytics” and fill out the form. Put your website’s name, URL and other information that is asked.
You don’t need to care about “Data sharings settings”. Just leave them blank.
As you have filled all the information click “Get Tracking ID” in the bottom of the page.
3.Get Your Tracking ID
As you have clicked “Get Tracking ID” it will take you to the next page where you can see your personal tracking ID.
It looks like the following:
You need to copy that Tracking ID and later paste it to your website.
4.Go to Your Website. (Add All in One SEO)
You will need “All in One SEO” -plugin. If you haven’t installed it yet, go and install it. It will help to automatically boost your rankings in the search engines.
Search “all in one SEO from plugins and click install. It takes less than one minute.
5.Go to All in One SEO and add your tracking ID
Click “All in One SEO” in the top left of your dashboard.
Scroll down to “Google Settings” where you can see “Google Analytics ID”. (You can find it also using CTRL+F-search)
Paste your Google Analytics ID there and tap the next “Use Universal Analytics” -box.
Then scroll down to the bottom of the page and click “Update options >>“.
Now Google Analytics is working in your website.
6.Check to Make Sure it Works
Now I will explain how you can be 100% sure that Google Analytics is now working on your website.
Go to Google Analytics. Click “Home” on the top left.
Click “All Web Site Data” from the left. (See the picture)
Then click “Real-time” and “Overview” from the left. (See the picture below)
Open the home page in the other tab.
You must see at least one active visitor (=you) on your own website.
Now Google Analytics is fully installed on your website and it starts tracking your visitors. You can get so much vital information of your website’s traffic by using Google Analytics.
With the information of your visitors, you will be able to improve your website and boost your revenue.
In the future I will be adding more instructions how to use Google Analytics and how to properly use it in order to boost your incomes. If you want to find out right away how to benefit from Google Analytics, check “Beginner’s Guide to Google Analytics” from Wealthy Affiliate.
Get the video instructions and much more here!
In Wealthy Affiliate the founder, Kyle, has made the video where he walks through step by step
- Creating a Google Analytics Account
- Getting Your Analytics Tracking Code
- Adding it to the All in One SEO Tool
- Checking to Make Sure it Works
I hope that you found this article useful and you can now easily add Google Analytics to your website.
If you have any questions or comments, leave them above. I am absolutely willing to help you! 🙂