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WEBFI-WordPress-How to Install Google Analytics in WordPress for Beginners



Google Analytics is a powerful tool for learning about your site. It can seem confusing with the steps they give you to install Google Analytics on to your site but our video should simplify the process.

In this video, we will show you how to use Google analytics for your WordPress site.

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Summary of this Tutorial:

Ensure you are signed up to Google Analytics, you can sign up using the link below:

https://analytics.google.com

You will need to sign in with your Gmail account and will be prompted to sign up.

Once you do you will want to insert an account name, website name, URL, and category for Google Analytics to know what to look for.

With your signup complete we will go back to your WordPress site and install and activate the MonsterInsights plugin.

Free:
https://wordpress.org/plugins/google-analytics-for-wordpress/

Pro:
https://www.monsterinsights.com/

With the plugin active you will want to go under Insights, Settings to configure the plugin settings.

There will be a button on this page to click with the title Authenticate with your Google account which brings up the authentication steps.

Following the steps, you will click to get your Google code and add it to the textbox and you will have successfully activated Google Analytics on your site.

If you would prefer a different plugin option you could go with Insert Headers and Footers.

Insert Headers and footers

https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/insert-headers-and-footers/

When you sign up with Google Analytics they offer a script that they ask you to add to your header, you can copy that code and under Settings, Insert Headers and Footers you would paste the code into the header area and save your changes.

If you do not want either of those methods we would recommend taking a look at our written article for the code method to add it to your site.

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Timestamps
00:00 Intro
00:53 Set up Google Analtyics property
02:32 Method 1 Install MonsterInsights and connect Google Analytics with WordPress
06:21 Method 2 Install Headers and Footers plugin
07:42 Method 3 add code to theme
02:48 check theme or plugins for issues

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12 Comments

  • JoeGator23 on January 31, 2022

    Thanks for the video. My toughest challenge with Google Analytics is that is slows my PageSpeedInsites down and affects site rankings negatively. Scores are coming in around 80-84 compared to +95 before the GA install.
    I've tried tuts that recommend deferring the code on the initial loading, but it does nothing to help. Many web designers recommend not using GA for regular sites unless you have a solid need to use it; stating that you can get plenty of data from your hosting account statistics anyway.
    I'd appreciate any advice or tips that you may have, surely I'm not the only one with this issue.
    Cheers!

  • WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials on February 3, 2022

    How to Track Link Clicks and Button Clicks in WordPress Easy Way – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzj8_NB4KEo

  • KrazY GameR 2.0 on February 13, 2022

    So we have 3 options
    and we just need to apply any one of them or both of them?

  • Jaafar Almusaad on February 14, 2022

    Thank you very much. That was very helpful. I used your plugin with WordPress 5.9. It works just fine (I ignored the version test warning).

  • Jamie Seaux on February 25, 2022

    Great tutorial!! Thank you. Very helpful & great demonstrations.

  • Lilla Maniscalco on March 8, 2022

    Thank you for the video!
    I have used the Insert Headers and Footers plugin; can I add more pieces of code within the header/footer?
    I would like to track traffic from our company's Facebook and LinkedIn pages and i understand I am to add Google Tag Manager codes

  • George Price on March 24, 2022

    Will following the first step allow me to view data in the actual Google Analytics console, or is it just for the Monster Insights plugin?

  • Mogamat Rashaad Hartley on April 9, 2022

    In analytics dashboard I see "Create Property" which is similar to Search Console. I want to use my Google account to set this up on multiple properties. Do I just "Create Property" or should I "Create Account" first? I have already created an account for my business and this would be the business managing multiple properties

  • chichyiphone4 on April 11, 2022

    isn't site kit by google better? google search console and analytics in one pluginn instead of adding multiple plug-in that diminish the speed of website

  • RSCP on April 17, 2022

    Thank you. Very helpful.

  • Marie Ari on April 20, 2022

    very helpful, thank you so much!

  • If we remove the monster insights plugin later, the tracking connection will be removed? And If we did both methods 1 and 2, any overlap error?

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