Are you wondering how many people visit your website? Google Analytics is a free tool to allow you to track visitor behavior on your site.
How to install Google Analytics
Step 1: Create your free account at analytics.google.com
Create your new account at analytics.google.com.
Step 2: Create property
A property can be a website or a mobile app that you want to track in Google Analytics.
If you already have an account, head over to “Create Property”. Click Admin on the lower left-hand side, then click “create property”.
Enter your property name, and time zone, then click “show advanced options“. The default one will set up a GA4 property.
You can choose 3 property options:
- Set up a GA4 property
- Set up a Universal analytics property
- Set up both at the same time
! Note: Universal Analytics will no longer process new data in standard properties beginning July 1, 2023. Prepare now by setting up and switching over to a Google Analytics 4 property.
In the next step, enter your business information. Next, you will see a pop-up at this point to accept the Google Analytics Terms of Service. After you accept the terms, you will see your property tracking ID. That’s it. We will connect it using a plugin.
Step 3: Install the MonsterInsights plugin
Log in to the back end of your WordPress. Plugins >> Add new >> Search MonsterInsights >> install >> activate.
Step 4: Connect your blog via the MonsterInsights plugin to Google Analytics
Click setting >> Connect MonsterInsights.
MonsterInsights will ask your permission to access your google account.
Select the new property you just created, then click the Complete Connection. You made it!! You are all set.
Step 5: Confirm Google Analytics is working
I log in to my google analytics account and use my cell phone to visit my website. You will see active users from 0 to 1. See yourself online 🤣.