Setting up and Understanding Analytics

This post is taken from Newsletter 5.

Setting up Google Analytics

 How to set up and understand Google Analytics.

We’ve looked before at statistics for your website and analyzing how your site grows.  Now we need to look in more detail about your visitors – where they come from, how long they stay, what they look at, what they are searching for. This will give us vital info which will help with making money from your site.  And Google Analytics can give us all of this info and more.

Do watch this quick video – it’s not by me, but by Natalie Lussier who does a lot of quick and easy techie videos for website beginners.  She kinds skips over the setting up Analytics because that part is really easy, but show how to add Analytics tracking to your WordPress site (blogger is similar), and what the info means.  Then the interesting part is where you can set goals to track, such as your conversion rate for your newsletter, or a particular ad box, or a page visited, time on site etc.

Authored by: Deby at Moms Make Money


19 thoughts on “Setting up and Understanding Analytics

  1. Sharon @ Life After Empty Nest says:

    Great info for a newbie blogger like myself! I have been using Analytics for a few weeks but you showed me more of “what” I should be watching and “why”!
    Found you from Six Sisters Stuff and I’m your newest follower!
    Have a great weekend!

  2. More good info for me too!

  3. Perfect timing on this post – just started blogging last month & set up google analytics today. Came over from six sisters stuff – following along :)

  4. Thank you so much for this post! It is very helpful for a beginner like me :)

  5. Natasha In Oz (@natashainoz) says:

    I still don’t know how to use this properly so appreciate all the advice I can get. Thanks for sharing this link!

    If you have a minute to spare I’d be so thrilled if you could link this post to my weekly Say G’Day linky party! It has just started and this would be a perfect addition.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  6. Thanks for sharing! I totally need to learn more about GA! I look at it and am totally confused. Thanks for linking this up at Monday Funday!

  7. Thanks for this! I’m always so confused when it come to Google Analytics!

  8. I need to get going with this. Thanks so much for the great tips and the video. Happy Monday!

  9. dishofdailylife says:

    Wow – thank you for all the great tips! Found you from the Sunday DIY showcase!!

  10. Thanks so much for the info! It came at the perfect time, I had already installed GA, but apparently NOT correctly! I found you thru the Give Me The Goods Monday linky party…

  11. Thanks so much for sharing this info – it can be so confusing to try to understand!

  12. I always learn so much from you, Deby, Thanks for sharing at Fluster’s Creative Muster Party.

    Fluster Buster

  13. Deby,
    Visiting from Wow Me Wednesday. Thank you for sharing this video. It was a nice introduction and I’ve been using Analytics for some time. Just didn’t know how to actually use it to my benefit. :-)

  14. Great video. Good information. Thanks so much for sharing with this weeks Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    Have a great week.
    Debi and Charly

  15. organizedisland says:

    Thanks for sharing this good info! Really helpful!

  16. rainonatinroof01 says:

    Great tips! Thanks for linking up to Give Me the Goods Monday! Love having you party with us!! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

  17. Natasha In Oz (@natashainoz) says:

    I just popped back to say thank you for joining in with the Say G’day Saturday linky party. I’ve pinned this and shared it on twitter and facebook too.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  18. I’m just learning Google Analytics now… I set it up about a month ago. Thanks for linking up with us at the Pinterest Power Party! Hope you have a fabulous week!!


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