How to Set up a Google Analytics Account for your Website

Reblogger Lynn B. Friedman
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ...

Dear Readers,

Lori Ballen  always teaches us via her posts in clear, concise language. Her current post on GOOGLE ANALYTICS is no exception.

Lori Ballen grew her own business "organically through trial, error, and triumphs". On ActiveRain, we may learn her BALLEN METHOD and prosper.


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Original content by Lori Ballen S.0075212

Google Analytics is a widely used web analytics service that tracks and reports website traffic, including the number of visitors, the pages visited, time spent on the website, geographic location of visitors, and much more.
To begin, visit and sign in using your Google account. If you don’t have a Google account, create a new one and verify it using an existing email address.
After signing in to Google Analytics, click the Sign-Up button and complete the sign-up form.

  1. Under “What would you like to track?”, choose Website.
  2. Enter a name for your Google Analytics account.
  3. Set up your first property. If you have multiple websites, each website is considered a separate property. You can add a large number of properties to a single Google Analytics account, so you don’t need to create separate accounts for each website.
  4. When entering your website URL, be sure to enter it in the same format as your primary domain. For example, if your website has an SSL certificate installed, choose the https protocol from the drop-down menu. If your website’s primary domain does not include the www, then omit this when typing the URL here.
  5. Choose an Industry Category and a Reporting Time Zone.
  6. Read through the Data Sharing Settings and choose the settings you’re most comfortable with.
  7. When finished, click “Get Tracking ID”, review the Terms of Service agreement, and click “I Accept”.

The next page will display your Global Site Tag. This piece of code should be added to the element of your website template so that it appears on every page of the site that you wish to track.

If you have WordPress, Check your theme’s documentation for more information. As an alternative, you can use a plugin such as ‘Header and Footer Scripts’, or if you’re familiar with WordPress development you can use the wp_head() hook.

After the code has been placed on your website, refresh the tracking code page in Google Analytics and click the “Send test traffic” button to verify that the code is working.
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Lori Ballen

Digital Marketing Strategist
Ballen Brands - Helping Business Professionals Rise Above the Noise.

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George Souto
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Lynn this is good information to pass on.  I am going to need to go back and read the blog a little more carefully a little later today.

Mar 28, 2018 12:35 PM #1
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
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Hello Lynn, great reblog and Lori has some great ideas ...

I wrote a new post about reaching out to ActiveRain members that are following me at the AR network, your name showed up #91 on my list.

Have a wonderful Memorial Day 2018 ... ;o)

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