Google Analytics is a free tool used to monitor the website’s traffic. You can know more about your readers with the help of Google Analytics. In addition, by analyzing the website traffic, you can improve your blog performance.
Here I am going to explain how to install Google Analytics in BlogSpot blog.
Step 1- Go to the Google Analytics signup page. It will ask you to log in with your Gmail account. If you already have a Gmail account, then you can use it. Otherwise, you can create a new Gmail account.
Step 2- Once you sign in to your Gmail account, you will see the signup link for Google Analytics (refer below snapshot). Click on the Signup button.
Step 3- On the next screen, you have to fill in a few information about your blog(refer below snapshot). You will get two options for selection. Make sure that you are choosing the Website option.
Also, provide all the necessary information like Website name, URL, Industry Category, etc.
After completion, click on the Get Tracking Id button, you will be redirected to the Google Analytics term and services page. Next, click on the I Agree.
On the next screen, you will see the tracking code we will need for the next steps. You have to copy this code and put it on your BlogSpot blog. We have to keep the Google Analytics tab open until we add the tracking code to our BlogSpot blog.
Step 4- Now, open BlogSpot dashboard and navigate to Setting » Other
You will be able to see the Google Analytics sections. Here you have to put the tracking code, which we have copied in step 3, and save the changes.
Now search for </head> tag in the editor and paste the below code just above the </head> tag. (inside head tag)
<b:include data='blog' name='google-analytics'/>
Save all changes and check the Google Analytics dashboard.
It can take up to 24 hours for the Google Analytics servers to update after you make a change to your tracking code, so if you’ve recently completed or modified your setup, wait before you check to see if it’s working.
Check if you have installed the tracking code correctly.
- Sign in to Google Analytics.
- Click on the Admin.
- Select Tracking information » Tracking code
- Check the status
Below is the status you could see.
Waiting for data- The tracking code has been detected on the homepage of your website, and the Google Analytics servers are updating your configuration before your data can be processed and appear in your reports.
Tracking not installed or Not verified- The tracking code isn’t set up correctly on your web pages.
Tracking Installed – You’ve got the tracking code set up, and it’s collecting and sending data to your property. You can still use the other tools, like the Google Analytics Debugger, to do a more in-depth analysis or troubleshoot your setup.
Unknown- There are no data available that Google Analytics can use to tell if your tracking code is working. Check your setup to see if you can find a solution.
Once you have all set, you can check the website traffic on the Google Analytics dashboard. Here is a snapshot sample traffic report.
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