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3 Easy Steps To Using Google Analytics

I got asked today how you track links on your blog or Web site.

The simplest way to track your Web site/blog usage is to use Google Analytics.

I like it because it’s free and it gives you massive amounts of data in fairly easy to use interface.

3 Easy Steps To Tracking Web Site Usage Through Google Analytics

Step 1: Sign Up For Gmail

You’ll need a Gmail email address to get started. This is free and you can create one from here:

https://www.google.com/accounts/NewAccount

Step 2: Install Google Analytics Code On Your Web Site/Blog

Next, you want to install Google Analytics. Again, this is free and here’s a great tutorial on setting up Google Analytics.

You will have to wait about 24 hours for Google Analytics to start working (to show you stats).

3) How To Use Google Analytics

Twenty-four hours after you’ve installed Google Analytics, you can start seeing your data come in.

There’s a lot of data that will help you track such things as:

  • Number of visitors
  • Number of page views
  • The keywords that people search Google on to end up on your site
  • Which articles on your site are most popular
  • Which countries/cities your visitors come from
  • Which browsers they use
  • How many of your users are visiting you from mobile devices
  • And much more

Here’s a good tutorial on how to use Google Analytics:

If you want a more complex look at analytics, you might try reading my How To Use Marketing Analytics posting.

I hope you found this useful!

5 Comments

  • Verndale

    For more information on “How to Get the Most Out of Google Analytics,” visit our recent blog post and view the recording of our Google Analytics webinar: http://bit.ly/9MQjdI

    “It’s very powerful if you know how to leverage some of the custom functionalities that they’re offering users today…”

  • Anonymous

    For more information on “How to Get the Most Out of Google Analytics,” visit our recent blog post and view the recording of our Google Analytics webinar: http://bit.ly/9MQjdI

    “It’s very powerful if you know how to leverage some of the custom functionalities that they’re offering users today…”

  • Verndale

    For more information on “How to Get the Most Out of Google Analytics,” visit our recent blog post and view the recording of our Google Analytics webinar: http://bit.ly/9MQjdI

    “It’s very powerful if you know how to leverage some of the custom functionalities that they’re offering users today…”

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