How To Add Google Analytics To Your Blog- Blogger And WordPress
Traffic is a big factor for every blog or website. But if you know how to increase your traffic you will able to drive traffic to your blog. Your knowledge is more important than other elements. At the beginning, I was only careful about the number of traffic. I didn’t analyze my traffic and other related issues. I was working very hard to increase my traffic. But I didn’t see any significant change. Then I realized I have to analyze my traffic such as traffic stats, sources, their activities and more. Google Analytics is the best traffic stats program. Here I will show you how to add google analytics to your blog?
You have 1000 daily visitors or 100000 daily visitors, it does not matter, you need to know your traffic stats if you want to take your site to the next level. You have to track your traffic and analyze them. In this purposes, you can install google analytics to blogger/WordPress.
Google Analytics is a free blog or website tracking service from google. This service analysis your traffic, traffic sources, the behavior of your visitors, and other related issues. You can easily research your site using this service. You should add this service to your blog if you know how to add google analytics to your blog. We can use google analytics on your blogger blog or WordPress blog.
How to Add Google Analytics to Your Blog
Google Analytics is one service with a lot of facilities. You can monitor your individual page views, sessions, traffic sources/where your visitors come from, bounce rate, session duration, pages per session and more issues.
If you install google analytics to blogger/WordPrees, you will get all these facilities without any costs.
How to add google analytics to your blog: Blogger
Go to Analytics.google.com
You can access with your existing Gmail account that you are using on your blogger blog. You can also create a new account.
After entering your ID and password, click on Sign Up just like below.
Now a new page will appear. You have to enter some of your information.
You need to select Website from the first option.
Enter you account name, you can use your google username or other names.
Website Name such as Mytechgoal.
Enter your URL with http:// such as http://mytechgoal.com/, select category and select your country.
After filling up all the information, scroll down and click on Get Tracking ID.
A popup will appear with Analytics terms and conditions. Select I Accept.
Then you can see your tracking ID. Just like below image. Copy the tracking ID.
Now log into your blogger Dashboard. Click on Settings and select Other.
Now enter the Tracking ID you have got from Google Analytics on Analytics Web Property ID? box. Finally, click on Save Settings.
That’s all. You have successfully added Analytics to your blogger blog.
How to add google analytics to your blog: WordPress
You can also install Analytics to your WordPress site.
Open an account in GA with your blog name, URL, category and more just you have done in blogger blog.
When you will get Tracking ID your next step start.
Tracking ID just like below.
Now you need to add these codes to WordPress.
There are two options: you can add manually or you can add using WordPress plugin.
Here I will describe both ways to install Google Analytics to WordPress.
Add Google Analytics Manually
Open your WordPress Dashboard. Navigate to Appearance and select Editor.
Select Theme.Header(header.php) from the right side under Templates menu.
Now find out </head> tag, you can use Ctrl+F to detect this tag from code area.
Now copy and paste the Website tracking code just before the </head> tag.
The code looks like below.
Once you have pasted the code click on Update File.
It takes 12-24 hours to give you the actual traffic data.
Add Google Analytics Using WordPress Plugin
There are different WordPress plugins to add Google Analytics.
You can use Google Analytics by MonsterInsigts. It has more than 1 million downloads.
Just install and activate this plugin.
Now go to plugin area and click on Settings just under MonsterInsights.
Now select Click here to authenticate manually just under Authenticate with your Google Account.
Then enter your Tracking Code and finally, click on Save Changes.
Now you have done. Your site is under Google Analytics, it will activate about 12-24 hours later.
I hope you know how to add google analytics to your blog both blogger and WordPress.