How to Sign Up With Google Analytics
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Phase 3 – Step 17
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Since, you have already Verified your site with Google and Bing, your Google Search Console is already set up. (Google Search Console was formerly known as Google Webmaster Tools or GWT.) However, there is another powerful Google tool that can be used to monitor and analyze Traffic on your site. It is known as: Google Analytics. In this post, I will be showing you How to Sign Up With Google Analytics.
Google Search Console is powerful, giving you a behind-the-scenes snapshot of how your site is performing on multiple levels. It provides you with insight into what needs your attention, so you can optimize your site more fully. You can click on this Link, in order to access your Google Search Console. Go there, have a quick look around (you probably will not have any data yet to analyze). Then, come back here to learn how to set up your Google Analytics.
Difference Between Google Search Console & Google Analytics
Google Analytics is used to monitor and analyze the performance of your website Traffic.
Google Search Console is basically used to monitor and analyze the statistics of your website. In addition to the analysis part, Google Search Console allows you to monitor and fix the crawl, indexing, fetching and other issues with your website. You can also do data structuring, sitemap.xml and robots.txt submitting from there.
You will be using both of these tools collectively, to monitor, analyze, and repair any problems with your site.
*** The following Training coincides with the Wealthy Affiliate Certification Training (green tab on the left after you log in): Level 3 – Lesson 9. You can view that Training HERE
Setting Up Google Analytics
Since all things Google are managed from one sign-in, signing in to Google Analytics is relatively easy.
Sign In to Google Analytics
You can sign in to your Google Analytics account by clicking on this Link: http://www.google.com/analytics. Click on: ‘Sign in’ (top right), and Select: ‘Analytics‘. If you are already signed in to Google (like in to your Gmail Account), you’ll be taken directly to the Analytics User Interface. Otherwise, you will be prompted to enter your Google Account (Gmail Account) sign in information. Once you have signed in to Analytics, you can open the ‘Account Search’ at the top of any Analytics page to see the accounts, properties, and views to which you have access.
Set Up a New Google Analytics Account
If you prefer a video walk-thru for this setup, click on the following Link: How to Install Google Analytics Using the All in One SEO Plugin (You will need to be a Premium Wealthy Affiliate member to access this. If you are not, you can sign up by clicking on this Link: Wealthy Affiliate Premium)
Otherwise, proceed as follows:
- Click on: ‘Sign Up’ button (on right).
- Key in your: ‘Account Name’. You can have many websites under one name, so you can merely name your Account: ‘My Websites’.
- Key in your: ‘Website Name’. Use your actual site name (with spaces between words – no .com).
- Under: ‘Website URL’, click on the arrow next to: http://, and Select: ‘https://’ (if you are a Wealthy Affiliate member). Then, go to your Website, and Copy your website link from the search window, and Paste it into the window next to the: ‘https://’. Then, Delete the ‘https://’ from your URL (so that it is not duplicated).
- Choose an: ‘Industry Category’ (closest one to your Niche).
- Choose your respective: ‘Time Zone’ (country and time zone).
- Under: ‘Data Sharing Options’, Uncheck all of the boxes.
- Click on: ‘Get Tracking ID’ button (lower left). This bring up a: ‘Terms of Service Agreement’.
- Choose your: ‘Country’ (United States is the default). After reading that (if you want to), click on: ‘I Accept’. This will now take you into your Google Analytics back end.
- Now, Copy your: ‘Tracking ID’.
- Go into your WordPress Dashboard > All in One SEO > General Settings. Scroll down to: ‘Google Settings’ section, and Scroll a little further to: ‘Google Analytics ID:’, and Paste your: ‘Tracking ID’ into the window.
- Scroll to the bottom, and click on: ‘Update Options’ button.
If you happen to get an error message, showing: Status: ‘Tracking Not Installed’, you try to refresh your page. If it is still there, you can merely ignore it, as long as you can access your Google Analytics Data.
If there is a glitch (like there was when I first signed up), and you get an error message, with no access to your ‘Tracking ID’ before you get to Copy it, yet it then loads your Google Analytics, you can recover your Tracking ID as follows, so that you can complete the Copy & Paste into your All in One SEO:
- Sign in to your Analytics Account.
- Click on: ‘Admin‘.
- Select an Account from the menu in the ACCOUNT column.
- Select a Property from the menu in the PROPERTY column.
- Under: ‘PROPERTY‘, click on: ‘Tracking Info’ > ‘Tracking Code‘.
- Your Tracking ID and property number are displayed at the top of the page.
- The Tracking Code Snippet for your website is displayed under: ‘Website tracking‘.
You can click on: ‘Home’ (on left) > ‘Real Time’ > ‘Overview’, to access your Data. If you have no available Data (you probably will not, since you just set up your Account), you can verify that everything is set up correctly for you to receive Data as follows:
- Go into your WordPress Dashboard, and click on: ‘your Domain Name’ (upper left).
- Then, go into your Google Analytics Account, and click on: ‘Home’ (on left) > ‘Real Time’ > ‘Overview’, to access your Data.
- You should now see, that someone is an ‘Active User’ on your site (you). If you Scroll down a bit, you will also see your geographic location displayed on a map. You will be getting this information for all visitors to your site. Pretty cool right?
Now you need to start getting some Traffic to your site, so that it can start producing Data for you to Analyze. You will do this by making sure that your posts are getting Indexed on Google, and you are moving up in your Rankings. In the next post, I will show you how to effectively do just that.
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Before going on the next step in this Phase, see my Support Post: What is Google’s Page Rank Checker
Then when you are ready, go to my next Post: How to Fetch With Google – Phase 3 – Step 17.