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How to Setup Google Analytic Account and Add a Website In It?

Google Analytics is a must-have tool to gain insights into how users are interacting with your website. Before learning how to use this good tool you must first install it.

Follow the steps below to install Google Analytics on your website.


Step 1 – Create a Google Account or Use Your Existing One

If you do not have a Google account please create one before proceeding to the next step. If you do you may skip to the next step.


Step 2 – Use your Google Account to Setup Google Analytics

  1. After login in to your Google account,  go to here.
  2. Click on “Set up for free
welcome to google analytic

3. Fill in your “Account Name

google analytic detail

4. For this tutorial, we are setting up Google Analytics for a website and not a mobile app. Therefore select the “Website” option.

web tracking google analytic

5. Fill out all of the information on this page.

How to Setup Google Analytic Account and Add a Website In It?

6. Then click on “Create”.

7. A Google Analytics Terms of Service Agreement and Protection Term will appear and you will need to accept this agreement before you can proceed further.

google analytic terms

8. You will then be presented with a Website tracking code that will need to be applied to your website.

google analytic tracking


Step 3 – Installing the Tracking Code

  1. In order for Google Analytics to be able to report back on a variety of website metrics, you have to install the tracking code on every page of your website. To install the code, you basically need to have it appear on all pages of your website code.
  2. If you do not have experience adding code to your website, you should contact the web design company that manages your website.
  3. Copy and paste the tracking code to either the header or footer file of your website.
  4. If you are adding the tracking code to the header file, make sure the code is contained before the closing </head> tag.
  5. If you are adding the tracking code to the footer file, make sure the code is contained before the closing </html> tag.

Step 4 – Ensure that the Tracking Code is on All Pages

There is a very handy tool called GA Checker that will scan your entire website (up to 10,000 pages) to see if the Google Analytics tracking code exists on all pages. All you need to do is enter in your website name and then click the button that says “Check Your Site.” If you installed the tracking code successfully you will see a check mark next to Google Analytics on all pages.

Step 5 – Learn How to Use Google Analytics

After installing the tracking code on all the pages on your website, it’s going to take 24 hours for Google to start collecting data from your website. Please keep in mind that Google Analytics will always be one day behind and you won’t be able to view data from the present day.

Google now provides an Analytics Academy for beginners where you can understand further on how GA works!

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