Adding more sites to Google Analytics is a great way to keep track of all your websites in one convenient location. As someone who manages multiple websites, I have found this feature to be incredibly useful. In this article, I’ll guide you through the process of adding additional sites to your Google Analytics account, sharing some personal tips and insights along the way.
Step 1: Sign in to Google Analytics
The first step is to sign in to your Google Analytics account using your credentials. Once you’re logged in, you’ll be taken to the Google Analytics dashboard.
Step 2: Access Admin Settings
Next, click on the “Admin” tab located at the bottom left corner of the dashboard. This will redirect you to the Admin Settings page.
Step 3: Create a New Property
In the Admin Settings page, you’ll see three columns: Account, Property, and View. Under the Property column, click on the drop-down menu and select “Create New Property”.
Step 4: Enter Property Information
Here’s where you’ll need to provide some information about your new website. Fill in the required fields, including the website name, website URL, and industry category. You can also choose your timezone preference here.
Adding some personal touches, such as a description or comments, can be helpful for your own reference later on. For example, you might add a note about the purpose of the website or any specific goals you have in mind.
Step 5: Get Tracking Code
After you’ve entered the necessary information, click on the “Get Tracking ID” button at the bottom of the page. This will generate a unique tracking code that you’ll need to add to your website.
Copy the tracking code provided. It should look something like this:
<script async src="https://www.googletagmanager.com/gtag/js?id=UA-XXXXXXXXX-X"></script>
Step 6: Add Tracking Code to Your Website
Now that you have the tracking code, you’ll need to add it to your website. The method for doing this will depend on the platform or CMS you’re using.
If you’re using WordPress, you can install a Google Analytics plugin and paste the tracking code in the plugin settings. Alternatively, you can manually add the tracking code to the header.php file of your theme.
For other platforms or custom-built websites, consult the documentation or support resources for your specific platform on how to add custom code or integrate with Google Analytics.
Step 7: Verify Tracking
Once you’ve added the tracking code to your website, it’s important to verify if the tracking is working correctly. To do this, go back to the Google Analytics dashboard.
Click on the “Real-Time” tab in the left menu and then select “Overview”. Open your website in a new tab or browser window and navigate through a few pages. You should see the real-time data updating in Google Analytics, indicating that the tracking code is functioning properly.
Adding more sites to Google Analytics is a straightforward process that can save you time and effort in managing your websites’ analytics data. By following the steps outlined in this article, you’ll be able to keep track of all your websites in one centralized location.
Remember to add your own personal touches and commentary throughout the process to make it more meaningful for yourself. Happy tracking!