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.
How to Setup Google Analytics.
While on the page, click the “SIGN IN” tab on the right side of the page. See the red arrow above. And you should see a drop-down menu where you can see other options of Google Analytics Solutions. Just click the “Analytics” tab.
Once you are inside your Google Analytics Dashboard, click the “ADMIN” tab. Under the “ACCOUNT” menu below, click the “Create new account” tab.
After clicking the “Create new account” tab, just input the basic information on your blog or website. Read it carefully so that you will not meet any errors in the process and review your information before hitting the blue “Get Tracking ID” button.
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.
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.
After you clicked the “Install” button, it will be changed 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.
After you clicked the “Authorize Plugin” button, you will be asking for the “Access Code” to link your WordPress blog to your Google Analytics account. See the image below.
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 here:“. 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.
3. Install Google Analytics Code.
To easily install Google Analytics Code on your WordPress blog, you need to install a plugin called Google Analytics.
After installing the plugin above, go over Settings and click the Google Analytics link. Once you are on the page, you will be asked 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.
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