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How to Add Google Analytics to Your Blog

Updated on January 12, 2011

HOW TO ADD GOOGLE ANALYTICS TO YOUR BLOG

Google analytics is one of the best tools that you can use to track information on how people find/come to your blog. In this tutorial I will show you how to install it on your Blogger blog and wordpress blogging system.

1.       Go to http://www.google.com/analytics/


2.       Once there click on the button labeled “Access analytics”


3.       Log into Google analytics with your Google account


4.       Once logged in you will see a page with Sign Up for Google Analytics


5.       Click on the signup button and you will be taken to the signup page


6.       Now enter the URL of the site you wish to track, and assign a name as it should appear in your Google Analytics reports, after click on continue.


7.       On the next page fill in your names, country, phone and after you’re done, click on continue


8.       The next page will be the “Terms and conditions”, check the “Yes, I agree to the above terms and conditions” and click on “create new account.”


9.       On the next page ,thats the “tracking instructions page” , copy the HTML ‘snippet’ of code(This will act as your blogs tracking code) 

If you are using Blogger

  • Sign into Blogger
  • On the dashboard click on “design”
  • On the next page click on “Edit HTML”
  • Put a check mark in the box next to ‘Expand Widget Template’.
  • Now through the template code search for the body tag:

                                            <body>

  • Paste the HTML SNIPPET code(tracking code) you copied in step 9 before the <body> tag
  • Once you have added the tracking code go back and log into your Google analytics account and continue.

If you are using Wordpress

  • Download the Google Analytics Plugin for wordpress by clicking here.
  • Now Extract the downloaded Plugin Folder from the .zip File
  • Upload the plugin folder to the /wp-content/plugins directory
  • Go to your WordPress blog’s Dashboard > Plugins and activate the plugin.
  • Now go to Options > Google Analytics.
  • The options screen will display a text field. Paste your Google Analytics Code you copied in step 9 into the text field and click Update Options.
  • Once you have added the tracking code, go back to your Google analytics account and continue.


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      Linda Rogers 6 years ago from Minnesota

      Thanks for the great information. I'm gonna sign up right now:)

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      dexixy 6 years ago from Kampala

      Your welcome and thanks too for reading and commenting

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      TheModernScribe 6 years ago

      Hi, nice article. It is great to have analytics to track your sites. Here is a simple way with the new beta version of blogger. Here is a step by step easy way to add Google Analytics to your Blogger blog if you are using the new beta version, you won't have to go near html:) Hope it will be helpful as it took me a long time to find instructions for the new version of blogger templates. So, if you are like me, and are not that exceptional using HTML or code, check this out, it is extremely simple to do: http://www.richbywriting.com/2011/01/how-to-add-go...

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      dexixy 6 years ago from Kampala

      Thanks Modernscribes for the link, that was helpful

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      You have answered my question as to how to connect it to my blog. It seems simple enough to follow (your format is really clear and detailed) and link. Thank you for sharing this valuable information.

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      jeyaramd 5 years ago from Mississauga, Ontario

      Google analytics is definitely the go to site for how your website is performing. Its your source for managing and making better decisions. Thanks for sharing this wonderful hub. Voted up.

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