How to install analytics on WordPress full tutorial with pictures

Google analytics like the name implies is just an innovation which allows you to track your sites stats.

Whenever a new website is created, one thing that comes our mind is how many page view we are able to get in a day and where is the traffic coming from to enable us know the areas of our concentration, which is the main function of analytics by Google.

Google analytics allows any website from any platform such as wapka, WordPress, mywapblog and Blogspot which is a Google host.

With Google analytics you can track daily,weekly,and monthly page view of your website, you can also know the traffic source, the most visited country, users behaviour, languages geographical area, you can also Check your sites bounce rate with many more features.

In one of my tutorials I talked about how to Install Google analytics on blogger site but today am going to discuss how you can configure Google analytics for your WordPress site.

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How to Open Analytics Account


Login your gmail account via the google analytics website set analytics for WordPress

You will be redirected to another page were you can sign up your analytics account

From the next page you will be asked to select the app or website option..simply click and select website since you want to set it to your website and not app.

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fill in the required forms such as your website name, website URL,category, Timezone etc and submit the form by Clicking on Get tracking ID. and you will be prompted to a new page. from here accept the terms and services.

The next page will show you your analytics code which you will embed on your website.

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Copy the code to your clipboard and open new tab from your browser.

How to Set Analytics for your WordPress


Now login your WordPress dashboard and and paste the code in your theme's under header.php right after the begin tag -body-

If You are using Genesis Theme


Login your WordPress dashboard and select the genesis option from the left hand side now click on Genesis settings as shown bellow.

Scroll down to the header and footer script section and paste your analytics code in your header script then save your settings you are done

If you are using Hermes theme


if you are using the Hermes theme you can use the bellow oftions to install your analytics.

login your WordPress Dashboard and select HermesThemes now click on Theme Options page and select the Miscellaneous tab,] add your Google Analytics code there and save your settings

How to check if your analytics is Properly Installed


Login your analytics account and click on the admin tab from your analytic dashboard

select the account list option and click on the name of your website your choose initially . now click on web property and select tracking info.

From here select tracking code

If your site is receiving traffic you will see the status as bellow

But if otherwise be the case then you have to wait for some hours like 12-24 hours and if you still can't find the result then go back and make sure your analytics is properly installed. after the whole process if you can't still see the result then I guess you may need analytics help

Quick Analytics Check help


To check the most visited posts on your blog select ==>Behavior- > Site Content -> All Pages

To check your analytics monthly pageviews kindly login your analytics account select your website and right from the overview Dashboard you will see your stats.

To check the website that drives your most traffic select =>Acquisition -> All Traffic- > Referrals

To check the social media that drives the most traffic click on Acquisition -> Social ->Network Referrals

To check your top exit page select => Behavior -> Site Content -> Exit Pages next tutorial.

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