I have two WordPress Video Tutorials in this post that will show you how to easily add the “Google Analytics for WordPress” plugin to your WordPress blog or website. Google Analytics allows you to see how many visitors are coming to your website, what pages they are viewing, what sites referred them to your site (like YouTube, Google, Facebook, Twitter). Using this WordPress plugin will allow you to get even more data on your visitors than is normally provided by just using Google Analytics alone without a plugin. Here’s a helpful article showing you 5 things you can do to improve the SEO of your WordPress blog or website so you’ve got more visitor data to analyze!
Here are the two steps you will need to follow:
1. First create a Google Analytics account.
2. Then download, install, activate and configure the “Google Analytics for WordPress” plugin.
How to Create a Google Analytics Account
Install “Google Analytics for WordPress”
Configure the Google Analytics plugin
To configure the “Google Analytics for WordPress” plugin by Yoast, you can watch this short video tutorial at Yoast.com. This is the Video Tutorial by Joost de Valk that I refer to in my Google Analytics video tutorial above.
Google Analytics IQ Lessons
These FREE lessons on Google Analytics can prepare you for the Google Analytics Individual Qualification (IQ) test or simply help you become more knowledgeable about how to read, analyze and interpret Google Analytics.
What are Your Thoughts?
Are you using Google Analytics? Are you copying and pasting the Google Analytics tracking code to a file on your site or are you using a plugin? Can you recommend any other good Google Analytics plugins? Have you used this one before? What are your opinions?