Google Analytics: Bloggers' & Sellers' 101

I have a confession to make!  I have been a blogger since 2011, but I have never installed Google Analytics.  I know this information would be helpful, but every time I thought about it, it just seemed like too much effort.  I thought I was going to have to deal with HTML.  That is a guaranteed headache in my book.  So, I kept putting it off.

The other day, I asked my friend, Tessa @ Tales from Outside the Classroom if she could help me.  Tessa is very techie.  She is a blog designer and makes her own graphics so I figured she would be a good person to ask.  Boy!  Was I right!

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It ended up being a very simple thing to install.  It was one of those V-8 moments for me.  Why didn't I do this sooner?!!!  

Are you ready to install Google Analystics, too?  Here are the steps:

First, click on the Google Analytic site.

Click HERE to visit the site.

Click on "Admin".

Next, click on "tracking info.".

Then click on "user ID".  You will cut and paste your User ID.

Go to your blogger account.

Click on "other".

Add your User ID from Google Analytic to the box.

That's it!  Wasn't it simple?  It will take 24 hours before you have data in your account.  


Meagan England said...

Thank you for the tutorial. I'm going to head over to my blog and do that right now!


Sally said...

Sounds so easy! I had to pin this for future reference :)

Sally from Elementary Matters

Lynda Williams said...

I am definitely going to try this. Thank you for sharing and for the clear directions. Teaching Science With Lynda

Jennifer Holley said...

Bless your heart! You and Tessa made this so easy! I had watched other tutorials and they made it seem terribly tricky. Leave it to some teachers to figure out how to teach others! Thanks so much!

johnny portman said...

I just wanted to leave you a little note telling you thanks again. You’ve done more to make my blog better than any other single person or resource in the blog-o-sphere. From the fantastic critique that eventually led to me to conducting a makeover, to the posts you’ve done on improving my content, and to this post (which I read last July but re-read again today as part of the 31 Days Series going on over at SITS) to help me do a better job at using the data presented by Google Analytics…. I just cannot thank you enough!

I too have a 7% bounce rate… and didn’t even realize what an amazing thing that was until reading this post….and I KNOW that I have YOU to thank for that bounce rate and helping me improve the way that I blog!

So my hats off to you my mentor!go here