Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Wish I knew then, what I know now...

What I am wishing I knew about then is Google Analytics

I wish that I had correctly installed it the first day I began my blog. Then I would have a more accurate idea of what is working and what isn't here on All Things Fee.

I wish someone had told me this two years ago! Because when I look in Analytics it looks like I have no fans or visitors, because I just installed it!   

But when I look in Blogger Stats ( its in your dashboard in the new interface),
 it says I have 57,000 visitors since September 2009.
 Even though I like to seeing that 57,000 number, Analytics is giving me a better idea of where people are looking and whats working. 

So, if you are just starting out, or are thinking about starting out think about adding Google Analytics to your blog. 

This was super easy, I had tried months ago with the old interface and struggled.  So much so, I gave up. I even asked a friend who builds websites to help, and to no avail Analytics was not installed. 

Until now.

To install Google Analytics in the New Blogger Interface you need to create your analytics account first.  Go ahead, I'll wait for you!

Then you need to Add Website Profile:


Fill in your information, click Finish:



Then your code is generated, highlight this and copy it.

Okay, now you need to take your code from analytics and install it in Blogger. Before you used to have to find a very specific piece of code in your blog html and insert it, but that is not so now with Blogger's new interface!  

In your Dashboard, go to Layout:


In your layout, scroll to the bottom and click Add a Gadget:



Choose the HTML/JavaScript Gadget:


Paste your code in the content box and your done!  So much simpler than it used to be!

  


Go back to Analytics, and enjoy watching your site grow!




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2 comments:

  1. Don't be embarrassed! I remember trying to get it to work and it took me a few failed tries and many hours before I could figure out how to do it. I wish I would have had that tutorial back then!

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  2. Lisa, That's exactly why I posted this! The old interface install is different than the new, and I hope to help a new blogger out! Especially because of the frustration involved!

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