Who's tracking their website hits out there?

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Real Estate Agent

 

I'm just curious who's taking advantage of google analytics? Many many of you already know about this - but for those of you who don't know - google analytics is a service that provides detailed website statistics - FOR FREE! Awesome - I know....

Depending on how your site is designed - it could take you a few short minutes - or you may need to call your web guy to help - but honestly - once it's set up it's a lot of fun to watch. You need to start with a google account - so sign up if you haven't already. On google's home page - you'll see a link below the search bar - click on the Business Solutions link. You'll find analytics in the second column - click it. It brings you to a page that talks about Google Analytics - click on the right hand blue button which says 'access Analytics'. It's now going to ask for your google sign in info - go ahead and fill that in.. don't worry, I'll wait. :) Now you're in - why don't I show you a video instead of typing it... toggle back and forth between the Youtube and your own google page - press pause if it's going to fast - and just go step by step.

 

Track your visits - see what pages are most popular - how long visitors are staying on your site - see how often they return - see how they're finding you online - and if they're using search engines you'll be able to find out what search terms they've entered to bring your site up.

Here's a YouTube from Google showing you how to use it properly.

 

I really can't tell you how valuable this feature is - you're going to have to try it out yourself - send me an email if you have any questions as to how you can get it onto your site!

Thanks for reading, folks!! Hope it was a great day!!

 

 

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Emily Read
Director of Marketing and Technology

Keller Williams Salt Lake City

  
www.KWSaltLake.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Kim Sellers 01/06/2011 11:21 AM
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Kim Sellers
Lake Arrowhead, CA Coldwell Banker - Lake Arrowhead, CA
Lake Arrowhead Realtor - BRE#01412099 - Lake Arrow

It is vital for anyone with a site out there.  Great post Emily sharing this so all can do this. I have tracking from our website as part of our pricing, but this is awesome for free.  

Jan 06, 2011 11:20 AM #1
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Debra Davis
Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners - Snellville, GA
Realtor - Atlanta, Decatur, Snellville, Loganville

I use google analytics and it is very enlightening. Thanks for the video on how to use it.

Jan 06, 2011 11:21 AM #2
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Jason M. Keith
Caliber Home Loans - Parker, CO
Equal Housing Lender
Hello Emily, thank you for this post. I haven't been using google analytics but I will check into it now!
Jan 06, 2011 11:26 AM #3
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Emily Read
Salt Lake City, UT

Thanks Kim and Debra! Enlightening - that's the perfect word to describe it! :)

Jan 06, 2011 11:26 AM #4
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Emily Read
Salt Lake City, UT

Jason - dooooo it! :)

Jan 06, 2011 11:29 AM #5
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRS, Broker, Instructor
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HI Emily and Welcome to Active Rain!  I see you're kind of new around here.  Great job on this post and I'm glad your a BananaTude!

Jan 06, 2011 11:33 AM #6
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Jacquie Cliff
Champions Real Estate Services - Lynnwood, WA - Lynnwood, WA
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I don't but my web guys do.  There are some pretty funny things that come up in the search results too.  My main website does seem to rank really well for any of the stores I do posts about for some reason!

Jan 06, 2011 11:36 AM #7
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Victor Zuniga
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services California Properties - San Diego, CA

Google Analytics is one of the best tool to track traffic and because it's Google it's user friendly and does what it's supposed to do.

Jan 06, 2011 11:44 AM #8
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Krystyna Baty Ryan
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I have just started using it and I'm still learning how to maximize its benefits.  Thanks for the video!

Jan 17, 2011 02:47 AM #9
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