Do you know how to add google analytics on website ?
An easy step by step of this guide will help you opening a analytics acount and will show you how to get analysis from the analytic dsahboard. Firt of all if you do not know what google analytic is, in simple it gives you the all the information related to number of visits,number of user ,countries from where visitors are coming, their interest, types of browsers they use, % of desktop and mobile users and so on.
step 1:sign up and set the blog url
Go to https://analytics.google.com and sign up for an account. Hope you have already verified your site with google and added to your property in webmaster tool.
If you haven’t done yet no problem, go to http://google.com/webmasters/tools
Add your property that is your site/blog signing in your gmail account mail and password.
step 2: copy the code and paste it in the widget area
copy the code generated and paste it in the widget area. If you are a wordpress or blogspot user it is very easy to do that. Go to widget section and add a widget for text or html. paste the code and After that save it and ready to go to analytic dashboard.
This code in <script> is universal code which you can use anywhere and this code is sufficient for wordpress and blogspot blogger. Never try to add the PHP code by yourself unless and unless you know how to do it. The PHP code has to insert in the body section of every page. Better not to try.
Keep in mind it takes google 24 hours to show your site stats. So, just after pasting the code there will not be any data for you to show. Always it shows previous day site stats.
step 3: how to check your blog performance and analyse
As you can see here the pageviews is very less ,it’s ok for a new blogger having 10 or 12 users. But having 100% bounce rate is not good at all
If you do not know bounce rate is the rate of visitors leaving your blog just after visting it. Here 100% bounce means no one has found interesting in your blog as soon as they landed on the page and they left. A good blog like shoutmeloud has 65 to 75 % bounce rate which is acceptable. But you can try even better that that.
Here in that pie chart you can see 100% there is new visitors. That means no one liked your blog and never came back to see what new interesting content is coing. A green section of the pie shows the number of return visitors.
Here average session is also very low with 00:00:00 , that means no one spent and time on your blog.
User from Countries which visited the blog. Here UK tops the list with 46% session.
From left hand side you can see Browser, Operating system options which gives information about the user whether the visitor viewed the blog from chrome or firefox or safari or whatever and systems like windows or mac.
Does google analytics is free?
yes google analytics is free to use. You can create 100 accounts free for each 100 property.
Does analytics can be used for blogger and wordpress blogs?
yes you can add the google analytics code in gadget and widgets.
There are many tools which are incredible if you dig more in the analytic dashboard, If feels very exciting checking your visitor numbers or page views . I used to do it every day when i started blogging. Do it yourself and share your story how you got your first 100 views.