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What is Google Analytics & How To use it

Updated on July 5, 2012

We all know launching of blog/website is easy & lots of peoples are earning money from Internet with their blogs.Setting up blog to earn money is very easy but how you can track your visitors.How you can track their location or how you can see which keyword he use on which search engine to come to your blog? How would you know that what amount of traffic you are receiving on your blog or how would you know your blog's realtime online visitors?

Well, The answer to all your question is ends at Google Analytics.With Google Analytics, you can track all the information of your visitors and traffic statistics for your blog.

Recently I made post about Top SEO tips to kick panda away.We can know the graph of traffic of today, weekly, monthly, yearly or custom date periods from Google analytics and so we can determine if our blog/website is affected by Google panda or not.

How to Setup Google Analytics Account

To start with Google Analytics, you need to signup for Analytics account if you don't already have. After that you need to login to your GOogle analytics account and from there you need to create new property from there.The screenshots has been provided below for better explaination.

After you choose new property option from there, you will have to fill up required details there.ON property name I have provided Bkgroup for hubpages account, likewise you can give any name to it.

On Website's URL, you need to choose otpions http:// or https:// along with your website URL there.I have added my hubpages URL there.

Now setup timezone from there.I am from India so I chose INdian timezone likewise you can choose your local country timezone from there.

Now clicking on create property will create new property for you blog/website URL and you will have to add the tracking code to your website provided by Google analytics.

You will find your tracking code to past on your website from tracking code option laying beside profiles option there.On hubpages & blogger we need only to add tracking ID and we can track our hub data.But if you are using WordPress blogging system, you have to play with code and add the full code to your WordPress theme.

Once you have added the tracking ID to your hubpages account, it will says tracking code installed successfully or if not, it will say you tracking not installed.

How to Track Realtime Visitors From Google Analytics

After you have successfully installed your Google analytics code on your blog/website, you have to wait for one or two days.So that the account is rolled out properly with your website with some data and traffic statistic.

Later on you can track your visitors count, online visitors from Google Analytics directly from yout Google analytics account.You can get it from your Google analytics home tab> Real Time(Beta) > Overview option.The Google analytics will show you active pages on which currently users are viewing your page, active referral shows the referral URL, Top keywords option show you the keyword used to reach your blog from search engine.

I hope this hub will be helpful for you if you are newbie for Google Analytics or blogger.If you are newbie as a blogger and want to know anything about blogging, you can send me message.I will replay all your query with appropriate suggestion to make your blog better.

I am blogging since last two years and having good experience with blogging worlds as well as Search Engine Optimization(SEO) world.I am sharing my own views and experience with fellow bloggers to get more from their blogging.

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      Bhavesh Sondagar 5 years ago from India

      Thanks Ronak.

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      ronakbhatia 5 years ago from Mumbai, India

      Nicely explained. Straight to the point :)

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      Bhavesh Sondagar 5 years ago from India

      Thanks for your valuable comment :D

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      flashmakeit 5 years ago from usa

      Thanks google analytics seem like a good tool to use for the small amount of viewer I get on my site. If I decide to put it on my website I will come back and read this hub again.