|How to Add Google Analytics To WordPress Blog : eAskme|
I have made this article simple so even non-technical guys can understand about Google analytics & WordPress integration.
How to Setup Google Analytics AccountLets start with Google analytics account for WordPress blog. You can add many websites by repeating same process. If you are using it for the first time then you should go to Google Analytics page and login with your gmail id. You need to add website details and personal details to get started. If you already have Google analytics account then click on admin tab, click on select account and add new property.
- Click on "get tracking ID".
- Not you will see tracking id.
3 ways to add Google Analytics to WordPressThere are 3 ways to add Google analytics (GA) into Wordpress blog.
Google tag manager:I am using Google analytics since 2013 and it is the only tag manager for all my sites. It allow you to manage all tags. I personally recommend Google Tag manager to every serious blogger and professional. It hardly takes 2 minutes to setup. You need not to worry about it again.
Using your WordPress theme:Many bloggers might not aware of the fact that most of WordPress themes have an option to add script in header and footer. You can use this to add Google Analytics tracking code into your blog.
- Copy tracking code
- Go to theme setting option
- Go to add footer script
- Paste the code.
- It`s done.
Using Google Analytics for WordPress pluginWordpress also have many plugins to add Google analytics to a WordPress blog. I ppersonality recommend Google Analytics plugin by Yoast. You can install plugin from here. Activated the plugin and a popup ask you to allow or disallow tracking, Select “Do not allow tracking”.
- Go to settings
- Google analytics to configure the plugin
- Click on "click here to authenticate with Google" Or enter UA Code manually.
- Click on save settings.
- It`s done.