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Blog Tutorial: Setting up Google Analytics

Reblogged from Karlynp & The Doggone World:

Google Analytics is a great way to monitor who is visiting your site, what they are viewing, and all other kinds of goodies.  Best of all, it is free!!


Follow these steps to add Google Analytics to your Booklikes.com blog. It takes about 24 hours for the data to start flowing in, so give it some time.



Step 1 (if necessary)

If you don't have one, create a Google account at  www.google.com/account


Step 2

Sign up for a Google Analytics account at www.google.com/analytics


Step 3

Within Google Analtyics, go to the 'Admin' section



Step 4

Under 'Accounts' select 'Create New Account' and select 'Web Site'



Step 5

Select either universal Analytics or a classic account (both are free)


Step 6

Provide an account name, website name, URL and timezone.  Optional, select Google data sharing



Step 7

Select Get Tracking ID, then accept the Terms of Service policy



Step 8

Copy the Tracking ID


Step 9

Paste the Tracking ID the box here: Settings > Blog > Google Analytics Statistic Code





Step 10

From Google Analytics, copy the Tracking Code


Step 11

Paste it at the very end of your HTML here: Settings > Blog > Theme: Customize > Edit HTML






Step 12, 13, 14 & 15

Save and then repeat HTML pasting to all pages under the drop-down menu (blog, timeline, shelf, followings/followers, page)




To view your Google Analytics, wait 24 hours (or so) then log into www.google.com/analytics. This will list all of your accounts, so look for the one you just created.  The default title is 'All Web Site Data'. (That name can be customized, so if you don't see it look for a globe icon.)