Saturday, February 26, 2011

How to Add Google Analytics to Your Blogger Blog

Google Analytics is one of the best tools that you can use to track information about the way visitors come to your blog. Here is the procedure....!

Sign into Google Analytics with your Google Account.
Once you have signed in you will be taken to a page that asks you to “Click on the Sign Up button to get started.”
Click on the ‘Signup’ button to be taken to the ‘Signup’ page.


Next: Enter the URL of the site you wish to track, and assign a name as it should appear in your Google Analytics reports.


Once you have done this and clicked on continue, you will be taken to a page that asks for your First name, last name, home phone and Country. Fill out the details and click continue.

Next you will be taken to the Terms of Service Page. Put a check mark in the “Yes, I agree to the above terms and conditions” box and click on the button that says “create new account.”
Once you have created your account you will be taken to the tracking instructions page.

Copy the HTML ‘snippet’ of Code.
  • Sign into Blogger
  • Click on the Layout Tab
  • Click on Edit HTML
Put a check mark in the box next to ‘Expand Widget Template’.
It’s always a good idea to back up your template before you make any changes.
Click on Download Full Template to back up your template and save a copy onto your computer.

  • Scroll down through the template code and paste the tracking code just before the body tag. <body>
  • Click on Save Template at the bottom of the screen.
Once you have added the tracking code to your ‘Blogger Template’ go back to Google Analtics and click on continue.

That’s it. You have successfully installed Google Analtics on your Blogger Blog. Google Analtics should be now gathering data about your blog visits.
Please note that Google Analytics generally updates your reports every 24 hours. You may want to check back the next day to familiarize yourself with the different reports.

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