How To Make Google Analytics Work

Google Analytics is a highly beneficial tool that assists in monitoring, tracking, and analyzing the traffic on your website. However, in order to obtain valuable insights from Google Analytics, it is important to properly set it up. This blog post will provide a step-by-step guide and offer suggestions on how to maximize the effectiveness of Google Analytics for your website.

Getting started

The first thing you need to do is set up a Google Analytics account. If you already have a Google account (Gmail, YouTube, etc.), you can use it to sign up for Google Analytics. Otherwise, you’ll need to create a new account.

Adding your website to Google Analytics

Once you’ve created your Google Analytics account, you can add your website. Here’s how:

  1. Sign in to your Google Analytics account.
  2. Click on Admin at the bottom left-hand corner of the page.
  3. Under the Property column, click on +Create Property.
  4. Enter the details of your website and click on Create.

Installing Google Analytics Tracking Code

After successfully adding your website to Google Analytics, you’re given a unique tracking code that you need to install on every page of your website. Here’s how you can locate your tracking code:

  1. Sign in to your Google Analytics account.
  2. Select the website for which you want the tracking code.
  3. Click on Admin in the bottom left-hand corner of the page.
  4. In the Property column, click on Tracking Info > Tracking Code.

Your tracking code will look something like this:

	    (i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o),

	    ga('create', 'UA-XXXXXXXXX-X', 'auto');
	    ga('send', 'pageview');

Remember to replace ‘UA-XXXXXXXXX-X’ with your own unique Google Analytics ID.

Monitoring and Analyzing Your Data

Once you’ve set up Google Analytics and installed the tracking code, you can start monitoring your website’s performance and analyzing your data.

A key tip to leveraging Google Analytics effectively is to not only focus on the quantity of your traffic, but also the quality. Look into metrics like bounce rate, session duration, and pages per session. The more you dive deep into these metrics, the more insights you can gather about your audience’s behavior, and the better you can optimize your website’s user experience.


Setting up Google Analytics can seem a bit overwhelming, especially if you’re new to website analytics. But once you get the hang of it, it can provide invaluable insights into your website’s performance and your audience’s behavior. So follow this guide, explore the tool, and make Google Analytics work for your website!