HOW TO SETUP A GOOGLE ANALYTICS ACCOUNT Below are step-by-step instructions for setting up your Google Analytics account. Following in this mini-series are step-by-step instruct...
2018-07-31T07:47:05Z

HOW TO SETUP A GOOGLE ANALYTICS ACCOUNT

Below are step-by-step instructions for setting up your Google Analytics account. Following in this mini-series are step-by-step instructions on properly connecting your Blogger, WordPress, and Tumblr blog or website to Google Analytics so that you can begin measuring, segmenting, tracking, and experimenting to grow and nurture your audience.

GOOGLE ANALYTICS

The first thing you’ll need to do is create your Google Analytics account. To do that, follow these steps, which assume that you already have a Google account from GMail, Google Calendar, or any other Google service.

Google Analytics Account Setup


1. Go to Google Analytics at https://www.google.com/analytics/ (bookmark this page)

2. Sign in using your Google account

GOOGLE ANALYTICS SIGN IN UP

3. On the resulting page, there is a simple form (shown below) to complete. Enter the following info:
– Account Name (this name is what you’ll call this particular account, e.g., “yourdomain”)
– The complete website url, e.g., http://www.yourdomain.com/
– Choose an industry category, your country, and your time zone.

Get Tracking ID

4. Click the “Get Tracking ID” button.

5. Agree (or not) to the opt-in choices at the bottom.

6. Copy, paste, and save this code, which looks something like UA-12345678-9. You will need it to complete the connection to each of the blog platforms.

Or another process

1. Go to Google Analytics at https://www.google.com/analytics/ (bookmark this page)

2. Sign in using your Google account

3. Click on “Admin” on the top nav bar. It’s the far right menu item.

SIGN IN GOOGLE ANALYTICS

4. On the left side menu, click on “Create new account.”

CREATE GOOGLE ANALYTICS

5. On the resulting page, there is a simple form (shown below) to complete. Enter the following info:
– Account Name (this name is what you’ll call this particular account, e.g., “yourdomain”)
– The complete website url, e.g., http://www.yourdomain.com/
– Choose an industry category, your country, and your time zone.

6. Click the “Get Tracking ID” button.

google analytics tracking id

7. Copy, paste, and save this code, which looks something like UA-12345678-9. You will need it to complete the connection to each of the blog platforms.

At this point, you are ready to connect your blog or website to Google Analytics.
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