How To Know If Google Analytics Is Installed

Google Analytics is an effective tool for monitoring website traffic and user actions. But if you’ve recently acquired a new website or are unsure if Analytics was configured correctly, you may be wondering how to verify its installation. This guide will lead you through the steps to verify if Google Analytics is properly installed on your website.

Method 1: Use Google Tag Assistant

Tag Assistant is a Google Chrome extension that can help you check if Google Analytics or any other Google tags are installed on a page. Here’s how to use it:

  1. Install the Tag Assistant extension for Google Chrome.
  2. Go to the webpage you want to check.
  3. Click the Tag Assistant icon in your browser bar, then click “Enable”.
  4. Refresh the page.
  5. The Tag Assistant will show you a list of all Google tags found on the page, including Google Analytics if it’s installed.

Method 2: Check Your Page’s Source Code

You can also check your website’s source code for the Google Analytics tracking code. To do this:

  1. Open your website in a web browser.
  2. Right-click on the webpage and select “View Page Source” or “Inspect Element.”
  3. Press ‘CTRL + F’ to open the search function and type in ‘UA-‘.
  4. If Google Analytics is installed, you should find a line of code that looks similar to this:
		    <script async src=""></script>
				window.dataLayer = window.dataLayer || [];
				function gtag(){dataLayer.push(arguments);}
				gtag('js', new Date());

				gtag('config', 'UA-XXXXXXXXX-X');

Replace ‘UA-XXXXXXXXX-X’ with your Google Analytics property ID. If you find this code, it indicates that Google Analytics is indeed installed on your webpage.

Method 3: Use Google Analytics Account

If you have access to the Google Analytics account associated with the website, you can check the tracking status from there:

  1. Log in to your Google Analytics account.
  2. Select the property you want to check from the dropdown menu.
  3. Click on “Admin” at the bottom left, then click “Tracking Info” > “Tracking Code”.
  4. Under “Tracking Code”, you should see “Status: Active”, which means Google Analytics is properly installed on your website.

With these methods, you should be able to determine if Google Analytics is active on your website. Ensuring that your Google Analytics is correctly installed is essential for effective website data tracking and analysis. If Google Analytics is not installed, consider seeking assistance to install it properly for optimal website performance monitoring.