Getting traffic to your blog & website is essential for their success. Google Analytics will help you track the page views, unique visitors and referrals, so from which source your audience click through to your website. The best part is that Google Analytics is a free tool!
In this post, I’ll walk you through the steps on how to add Google Analytics to WordPress without any coding knowledge and how to see Google Analytics dashboard directly on your WordPress site with the use of the plugin. Let’s dive in, shall we?!
HOW TO ADD GOOGLE ANALYTICS TO WORDPRESS
1. First, log into your Google Analytics account and find your tracking code. On the left, find gear icon Admin > Tracking Info > Tracking Code > the code under Global Site Tag is your tracking code
2. Log in to your WordPress website > Plugins > Search for Google Analytics > Choose Google Analytics Dashboard for WP (GADWP) and Install & Activate
3. Once you install the Google Analytics plugin find its setting under Google Analytics in the sidebar menu > General Settings > Authorise Plugin > Copy the code and paste it into Access Code
4. And you’re done!
5. Make sure to exclude yourself from Google Analytics by using the tutorial from the post How to Remove Yourself from Google Analytics Data. Three Easy Methods To Exclude Internal Traffic
What I love about Google Analytics Dashboard for WP plugin is that it has a mini version of Google Analytics Dashboard build in, so I can check out all the important stats like Real Time visitors, Sessions, Pages, Traffic sources etc. right on my site. You can see it how it looks like below:
I highly recommend adding Google Analytics to your site as soon as possible, so you can keep track of your visits, see which of the social media channel is converting the best and so on.