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How to Install Google Analytics in WordPress

The Step by Step Guide to Setup Google Analytics in WordPress for Beginners.

Congratulations! You now have a blog. The next thing you need to do is to install one of the basic features that your WordPress blog should have – this is called Google Analytics. Impact Instrument is powered by WordPress, so the process you are about to follow will be the same.

What is Google Analytics?

Google Analytics is a powerful piece of web-based software that will track and monitor the visits or traffic of your blog. The good news is that this amazing tool is free and very easy to use. So the next question now is how are you going to set it up and install to your WordPress blog.

Ang kagandahan ng tool na ito ay mata-track nito ang behavior ng site mo. Malalaman mo kung saan galing ang traffic mo on the web, what country, anong age ng mga users ng blog mo at marami pang iba. Ang galing diba? Oh ano, excited ka na?

How to Setup Google Analytics.

So, magsimula na tayo! Ang una mong gawin is puntahan mo ang Google Analytics page. Click that link. The page should look like in the image below.

google-analytics

While on the page, click the “SIGN IN” tab in the right side of the page. See the red arrow above. And you should see a dropdown menu where you can see other options of Google Analytics Solutions. Just click the “Analytics” tab.

P.S. You must have a Gmail Account kasi automatically linked na yung Analytics account mo sa iyong Gmail. Kung wala ka pang Gmail account, go over www.Gmail.com and register an account. Kung meron na, just login your details in the box you will see in the image below.

google-analytics-login

Once you are inside your Google Analytics Dashboard, click the “ADMIN” tab. Under the “ACCOUNT” menu below, click the “Create new account” tab.

Please be guided with the image below.

google-analytics-admin

After clicking the “Create new account” tab, just input the basic information your blog or website. Read it carefully so that you will not meet any errors upon the process and review your information before hitting the blue “Get Tracking ID” button.

See the image below how it looks like.

analytics-new-account2

After clicking that blue button, you will see a popup dialogue. Just follow your common sense lol! and you will be redirected to the page where you will be given the tracking code of for your blog.

Save that code in a notepad and save it in your computer, you will use it later. See the image below.

analytics-new-code

Congratulations! You have successfully created your Google Analytics account. Now, the next thing you need to do is copy and save your Tracking ID. The one that starts with UA-8… You will need it later.

1. Install Google Analytics Dashboard for WP Plugin.

To do this, login into your WordPress Admin Dashboard and go over the “Plugins” tab and click “Add New” then search for “Google Analytics Dashboard for WP” in the search box located in the upper right of the dashboard. See the image below.

wordpress-plugin-dashboard

After you clicked the “Install” button, it will be change to Activate. Click the button to activate the plugin and start working.

2. Plugin Authorization.

After activating the plugin, go over the Google Analytics tab which you can see in the left side of your WordPress Admin Dashboard and click General Settings then click the Authorize button. See the image below.

analytics-plugin-authorize

After you clicked the “Authorize Plugin” button, you will be ask for the “Access Code” to linked your WordPress blog to your Google Analytics account. See the image below.

analytics-plugin-authorize2

Once you clicked the red Get Access Code link you will be redirected to another page where Google will prompt and ask you if you will Allow the plugin to view your Google Analytics data. Just click the blue “Allow” button.

After you clicked the Allow button, you will be sent to another page again where it will give you the “Access Code” under the phrase “Please copy this code, switch to your application and paste it there:“. Copy the code and paste it in the Access Code Box of your Google Analytics plugin dashboard.

After pasting the access code, save it and go back to your main WordPress Admin Dashboard to immediately see the updates of your blog traffic’s visits.

analytics-dashboard

3. Install Google Analytics Code.

To easily install Google Analytics Code into your WordPress blog, you need to install a plugin called Google Analytics by praveenchauhan1984.

The plugin installation is the same as the process I’ve mentioned above. See the image below.

analytics-access-code2

After installing the plugin above, go over Settings and click the Google Analytics link. Once you are on the page, you will be ask to paste your Google Analytics ID which copied and saved in your notepad awhile ago.

Check the boxes beside the Author, Contributor and Editor so that they will not be included in the report. See the image below.

analytics-settings2

Conclusion.

Wooh! Congratulations… You made it finally. All the things are set properly and done. You are not ready to add more blog content and drive more traffic to your blog.

If it happens that you still have some confusions above, just leave your comment below.

Felix Albutra

Felix Albutra is a Freelance SEO Consultant, WordPress Web Designer and a Professional Blogger with 7 years of experience making a living online. Learn more about me here!

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