Google Analytics is vital to the health of your website.
With it, you can see how well your website is doing – how many visitors you’ve had, how long they stayed on your site, how many people saw one page and left
Here’s a screenshot of my Analytics account for this website:
Not really very good stats, but hey, this blog hasn’t been SEO optimised!
Well, that’s what I tell myself…..
Anyway, how to add Google Analytics to your WordPress blog.
1. Get a Google Account first.
2. Once you’ve got your Google Account, sign up for a Google Analytics account.
3. Google will give you a Google Analytics ID, like UA-Hi There!xx-y
4a. If you’re not running a WordPress blog, simply paste the code Google give you into the area just before the </body> tag in your HTML or PHP file.
4b. If you are running a WordPress blog, download the Google Analytics plugin from http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/googleanalytics/ – extract to your wp-content/plugins folder and activate it.
5. Enter the UA-Hi There!x-y code that Google gave you into the plugin settings page, and voila!
Google Analytics are now installed on every page/post of your WordPress blog.
You can view your Google Analytics statistics at:
You’ll need to login first though.
If you need help, please feel free to leave a comment!