Today you will learn How To Set Up Google Analytics On Your Blog. This is Part 3 of How To Start A Blog and Make Money. Let's get started!
How To Set Up Google Analytics On Your Blog:
Step 1: Go to Google Analytics and sign up for a new account. (If you already have a Google Analytics account skip see below)
Current Analytics Users: Step 1: Sign Into Your Current Google Analytics Account > Admin
Under the account tab (where you can toggle between blogs) select Create New Account
On both new and old accounts you will see a new screen asking What Would You Like To Track (Select Website)
Step 2: Fill in all site information, set a time zone, and choose what to do about the final settings (I follow all of Google’s Recommended Settings).
Step 3: Click Get Tracking ID > I Accept
Step 4: Every theme is different but you will want to copy the tracking code and paste that code before your </head>. You can probably do a Google search to figure it out for your theme or search the forums if you purchased your theme. You can always email me as well and I will help you the best I can.
Note: Make sure you have both a disclosure policy and a privacy page before you complete the next step. I recommend doing this if you plan to sell anything, write sponsored posts, or make money in any way, which I’m assuming you do since you are reading these tutorials. Go ahead and set up these pages now and feel free to change them later to better suit your blog as it grows. You can use my pages as a model but make sure you change what doesn’t fit your blog.
Step 5: Next you're going to want to go back to Property Settings and change a few things to help you in the future as you evaluate your traffic. These are the things I do, you don’t have to follow my advice but this is how I have my account set up.
Scroll down and look for Advertising Features. You want to Enable both Demographics and Use Enhanced Link Attribution > Save
Step 6: After you’ve done that you can go back to Tracking Info and send a traffic test to make sure you installed your code correctly. You should see one active user on your site if you did. If not you will get an error and you need to go back and reinstall your code.
Step 7: Once you’re sure you’re tracking code is installed correctly we are going to go down to the next area of analytics Data Collection.
Remarketing & Advertising Reporting Features both need to be Enabled >Save
That’s it for now. I highly recommend you spend more time researching all you can do with Google Analytics as this is one of the most powerful tools you will have when it comes to earning money on your blog.
I hope you enjoyed How To Set Up Google Analytics On Your Blog [How To Start A Blog -Part 3] please let me know if you have any questions. You can read the rest of this series here: