What is Google Analytics?

Google Analytics (GA) is a free service offered by Google that generates detailed statistics about the visitors to a website.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Analytics

So basically you sign up, creating a Google account, and then receive some code to place on every page of your website (or more likely a server side include – usually a job for your web master).  This allows Google to track visits to your site which you can then analyse with the tools provided.

Check out the Google Analytics tour and home page to learn more.

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3 thoughts on “What is Google Analytics?

    1. The Editor Post author

      Hi cicero86

      Firstly, you’ll need to check that your blogging platform supports Google Analytics. For example, wordpress.com does not, but it does provide an alternative means of reporting stats.

      If your blog does then it should be a simple matter of pasting some javascript, provided by Google, into your blog. Usually the footer or some other area which is included in all your pages.

      The ‘Google Analytics Installation Guide’ will get you started:
      http://www.google.com/support/googleanalytics/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=66983

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      1. cicero86

        thanks
        i didn’t know all that
        my blog is from wordpres.com so..no google analytics for me

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