Friday, 2 August 2013

What Is Google Analytics? How To Set It Up?

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One of the biggest questions asked by most of the newbie Web Bloggers is about Google Analytics. Most of them might have never heard about it. Well, here i am giving you a brief guide about Google Analytics, How it can be Set up and also what are its uses.

What Is Google Analytics?



If you are a experienced blogger you might feel that this is a damn dumb post but in today's technology trend, as people are showing more interest on creating website than work, telling them about Google analytics has become a work for webmasters like us. Anyways, lets now speak about Google Analytics.

Google Analytics is a Web traffic monitoring system developed by Google. Once set up, one can get almost all the details about the visitors and the traffic on his website. All the details means what? All means all! What is the source of the traffic, how many people are online, who is the referrer of each visitors and much more. Google Analytics gives you total info about the traffic.

How To Set Up Google Analytics?

Setting up Google Analytics is very easy. According to me, even a 13 year old can do it but sadly, many people in this world does not have any idea about it. Anyways, lets get started on setting up Google Analytics.

Many people think that setting up Google Analytics is a difficult task but they are actually wrong. Setting up Google Analytics is really very easy. Here are the five major steps.

1> Signing Up/Into A Google Account

2> Create a Website Profile

3> Install the Tracking Code

4> Setting the Goals

5> Creating Filters And Funnels

Yea, just  5 steps. Now lets go in detail.

1> Signing Up/Into A Google Account

As Analytics is a Google Product, you need a Google Account. In fact, every Google products require a Google account. So, first of all you go and create a Google account in GMail. Login to your Google Account and then open Google Analytics(analytics.google.com) in a new tab (Note: You must be logged in). Now in Google analytics page, click on Register and follow the steps.

2> Create a Website Profile

Adding a new profile is a simple task. In this step, you just need to add the website name in your profile. For this, there is an option called Add New Profile which is then followed by some simple steps which will complete the creation of your profile.

3> Install the Tracking Code

After creating a profile and following the steps, you will then get a tracking code. It is a JavaScript which needs to be added in our website. Usually, we add it in the <head> section of our website and it is recommended for every website in order to get exact results.

4> Setting the Goals

In order ti succeed in getting more traffic to your website, you need to have some goals. So, just add some goals in your Analytics profile and work hard to achieve your goals.

5> Creating Filters And Funnels

After setting the goals, you must also focus on achieving them. So, any obstruction to your achievement can be checked and managed by creating funnels and filters.

Also Read:

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2> Some Simple Yet Most Wanted WordPress Plugins

3> Project Loon By Google – How Balloons Can Change The World

These were the steps to setup and use Google Analytics. That's all for today folks, Take Care.

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