Setting up Google Analytics on your blog

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Google Analytics is used by bloggers because it provide detailed statistics of visits to your blog such as who’s coming to your blog site, how they’re getting there and what interests them.

Google Analytics can be enabled in Edublogs Pro, Student blogs (attached to Pro), and CampusPress network blogs.

If you are a Super Admin of a CampusPress network, and are interested in enabling Google Analytics across all of the blogs in your network, please read this guide.

In your blog dashboard, go to Settings > Google Analytics.

Analytics - Settings

How to create a Google Analytics account

1. If you are new to Google Analytics, click on the link to “sign up for Google Analytics” or access http://google.com/analytics.

Analytics - Sign up link

2. Click “create an account.”

Analytics - Create account

How to set up a Google Analytics Tracking ID

Once you have created a Google Analytics account, you’ll need to create a tracking ID for your blog.

1. In your Google Analytics account, click the Admin dashboard.

Analytics - Admin

2. Under the Accounts panel, create a new account.

Analytics - Account panel

3. Select “Website” and “Universal Analytics”

Analytics - New account

4. Fill in your account and web property information.

Analytics - Account setup

5. Select your Data Sharing Settings, and click “Get Tracking ID”

Analytics - Get tracking ID

6. Accept the Google Analytics Terms of Service Agreement.

7. Copy your Tracking ID

Analytics - Tracking ID

Set Basic Network Tracking Settings

In your blog dashboard, access Settings > Google Analytics.

1. Click “Login with Google account.”

Analytics - Google login

2. Grant Google Analytics access.

Analytics - Allow access

3. Paste your Google Analytics tracking ID in the Site Tracking Code field.

AnalyticsSiteTrackingCode

4. Select Tracking ID for your blog from the drop-down menu to display data under Dashboard > Settings.

Analytics - Statistics drop-down

5. Click “Save Changes.”

Note:

  • After saving changes, your Dashboard > Statistics may take up to 24 hours to load visitor data.
  • If your blog is part of a CampusPress network, your Super Admin may have set Statistics to display visitors across the entire network by default. Your new data should load within 24 hours.
  • If you want to view more in-depth information about your visitors, you can log into http://google.com/analytics
  • If you want outside visitors to come to your blog, make sure to set your Site Settings (Settings > Reading) to “Allow search engines to index this site.”
  • To learn more about the statistics displayed, read this quick tutorial.

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