Get started with Google Analytics 2

Get started with Google Analytics

Creating a Google Analytics account is one of the first steps to track correctly the analytical data of your website. In this blog post I am going to show you step by step how to make an account on Google Analytics, easy and quick, and all the information you need to fill in in order to get an account set and so to install this tool into your website.

How to create a Google Analytics account?

1st Step, Sign into your Google account

First of all, you need to go to https://analytics.google.com/ and log in (or sign up, in case you do not have a proper Google account) into the Google account that you want to use with this Google tool.

Google Analytics Sign In

2nd Step, fill in your Website information

Then, you will get to a page where you need to fill up some gaps of information about the website that you want to connect with Google Analytics:

  • Account Name: the name you want to see when choosing the account of the Google Analytics right account from your list.
  • Website Name: a visual name for your website on the Google Analytics tool.
  • Website URL: here you need to choose if the protocol of your website is with an SSL certificate, or it does not have one.
  • Industry Category
  • Reporting Time Zone: by Country and Time Zone based on GMT

Then, click onto Get Tracking ID!

New Google Analytics Account

3rd Step, get your Tracking ID information and code

Once you have filled up the previous form, and clicked onto Get Tracking ID, you will go to a page where you will be given all the Tracking Info of your Google Analytics account.

Tracking ID Google Analytics new property

 

4th Step, implement it on your Site

Great! You have gotten to this step but, maybe you have realized that you do not get along very well with your IT Department, or that maybe you have kinda “limited” petitions to make to them or the ones who are managing your website backend.

So, how are you going to get this code installed into your website? And, you may need to install other codes (like conversion tracking codes from Google Ads, or maybe the Facebook Pixel in order to track properly its data), between other works you need to do into your website.

 

If this is your case and you don’t really know how to properly work with your CMS, do not panic, I have this other blog post where I do show you how to install Google Analytics through Google Tag Manager. Simple, easy and very intuitive. 🙂 All in all, a pleasure to start into Web Analytics.