How to setup google analytics for a blog

Google analytics is a very important tool for your website, where you can keep a check on the traffic (visitors), demographic, and classification of the visitors in various ways. It will also inform you about which post is performing and which one needs changes.

This step by step guide will teach you how to setup Google analytics for a blog

Mandatory Step: You should be having a blog, a google/gmail ID.

Step 1: Type – https://www.google.com/analytics/ in your web browser.

How to setup Google analytics for a blog

Step 2: Click Sign In

How to setup Google analytics for a blog

Click Google Analytics

How to setup Google analytics for a blog

Enter your Google credentials

How to setup Google analytics for a blog

Step 3: For first time user, click Sign Up.

How to setup Google analytics for a blog

Step 4: Fill in the details, like your website name, web address . .

How to setup Google analytics for a blog

 

Once you’re done with filling the details, Click Get Tracking ID

 

How to setup Google analytics for a blog

It will prompt you to accept the terms and condition, set your preferred country and click I accept.

How to setup Google analytics for a blog

Step 5: This is your dashboard, where on welcome (first time) you are seeing this tracking code, you need to copy this tracking code and paste it in your website.

How to setup Google analytics for a blog

 

Learn how to setup Google Webmaster tool on your wordpress blog

Step 6: Copy the tracking code

How to setup Google analytics for a blog

Step 7: Open your Wp-Admin area (back end) of your blog/website and go to Appearance>Editor

If you are unable to find this on your wordpress backend use the direct link – http://YOURSITE.com/wp-admin/theme-editor.php

All you need to do is replace – YOURSITE to your actual site name, eg: howtostartblogging

How to setup Google analytics for a blog

Step 8: On the left side – Select Theme header and click to open it.

How to setup Google analytics for a blog

 

Step 9: Paste the entire code withing the <HEAD> tag .

Make sure that you are pasting the code under the <head> tag. If you don’t find this tag then create one.

Eg. <head>PASTE YOUR CODE HERE </head>

How to setup Google analytics for a blog

 

Step 10: Update the header file and you can start with your analytics account then.

How to setup Google analytics for a blog

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