How To Set Up Google Analytics For Website

Google Analytics is a powerful tool that provides invaluable insights about your website’s visitors and their behavior. The setup process can be a bit complex for those who are new to it. This guide will simplify the process and walk you through each step to get Google Analytics up and running on your website.

Step 1: Create Your Google Analytics Account

Firstly, you need a Google Analytics account. Visit and sign in with your Google account. If you don’t have a Google account, you’ll need to create one first.

After signing in, click on the Admin button at the bottom left corner. In the new window, click on Create Account.

Step 2: Set Up a Property

Each website you want to track with Google Analytics is considered a property. After creating your account, you’ll be prompted to set up a property.

Enter a name for your website in the ‘Website Name’ field, and then type in your website’s URL. Make sure to select https:// for secure websites. Finally, choose your industry and reporting time zone, and click Get Tracking ID.

Step 3: Install Your Tracking Code

Once your property is set up, you’ll be provided with a tracking code. This code should be installed on every page of your website to track visitor data.

If you’re using a CMS or a website builder like WordPress, Shopify, Wix, etc., there might be a specific place in your website’s settings to paste this code. If you’re unsure, refer to your platform’s help resources.

If you’re coding your website manually, you can add the following Google Analytics tracking code to your HTML. Replace the ‘UA-XXXXXXXXX-X’ with your actual Google Analytics ID.

In the head of your HTML document, add:

    <script async src=""></script>
      window.dataLayer = window.dataLayer || [];
      function gtag(){dataLayer.push(arguments);}
      gtag('js', new Date());

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

Step 4: Verify the Setup

After adding the tracking code to your website, you should verify if it’s correctly installed. You can do this using Google Analytics’ Real-Time feature.

Go back to your Google Analytics dashboard and click on Real-Time > Overview. Visit your website in a new tab. If your Google Analytics is installed correctly, you’ll see at least one active user on your website – you!

Setting up Google Analytics might seem like a complex task at first, but once you’ve gone through these steps, you’ll have a powerful tool to help understand your website’s visitors and their behavior. Happy analyzing!