Installing Google Analytics Plugin for WordPress
Among the many amazing plugins that WordPress caters is Analytics plugin. If you have a website or you’re a blogger and you don’t already know about it, congratulations. You’ve finally come above the rock you stayed under. Plugins insert code into your site by attaching code to a hook which is already written in your theme. Analytics plugin for WordPress helps track your post, page, site or network. With this, you can see who visits your website, when is it been visited and the place from where visitors come.
There are a ton of analytics plugins that WordPress offers and all of them work perfectly fine. Yet personally, Google Analytics stand out for me.The google analytics with the icon with the miniature tracking dashboard is the one.
Google offers the google analytics plugin for WordPress. It tracks code from google which when put in the website, tells you where your site visitors are coming from, how many of them are there and what browser are they using. Google analytics plugin for WordPress provides analytics inside WordPress admin dashboard.
There are a few steps that go through the process of installing Google analytics in your WordPress with a plugin. This process takes the maximum of five minutes to complete.
1.Make a google analytics account-
The first step is to make a google analytics account so that you get access to it. For this, Google Google Analytics account and click on the first link that appears or click on the link below-
After filling up the initials that are asked of you, get the tracking ID by clicking on the Get Tracking ID. Accept the terms and conditions that Google asks you of. And here you go, now you have a google analytics account.
2.Get the plugin installed in WordPress-
The next step is to get the plugin installed in your WordPress. For this, go to your WordPress admin dashboard. On the bottom left of the page you’ll find the Plugins section, click on it. An ADD NEW option will appear in front of you, select it. Write GOOGLE ANALYTICS on the keyword section and select the one mentioned above. Then, select install now and then activates.
Now, as you look at your page, you’ll find the new menu in the bottom left bar; Google Analytics. Click on it and authorize the plugin.
3.Get the access code-
Access code allows your website to link with the Google Analytics plugin. For this, copy the URL of your website. Open Google Analytics general settings and paste the URL in the access code space. Now your website is linked with it and you can access it with safety.
Also, did I mention that it’s absolutely free of cost?
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