Having Google Analytics installed on your art blog or website is very important. If your art blog is powered by WordPress (even better), check out this cool plugin. It allows you to view your stats without ever leaving your site! I’ve been using Google Analytics for a long time, and checking it was always been a little hassle…until now.
(This post assumes that you’ve already installed Google Analytics. Don’t have Google Analytics installed on your art website or blog? Check back soon for step by step instructions)
Follow these simple steps to add Google Analytics to your WordPress Dashboard!
1. Add and activate Analytics360 plugin on your blog (Unsure how to add a plugin? Check back soon for step by step instructions).
2. Go to Analytics360 under Settings in the left sidebar.
3. Then click Begin Authentication, but make sure you’re already logged into Google.
4. You’ll be directed to a new page, then click Grant access.
5. Then you’ll be directed back to your site. If you have multiple sites you’re tracking, there will be a drop down menu where you can choose the site you’d like to display. If you’re only tracking one site, you won’t have a drop down.
6. Now anytime you want to check your stats, simply click Analytics360 under the Dashboard menu in the left sidebar.
Because this is a new install there are no stats to show. Give Google 24 hours to collect enough data to display. If you still don’t see any stats after 24 hours, it probably means your tracking code wasn’t installed correctly.
Edit: If you get an error message while granting access to Google, visit https://www.google.com/accounts/ManageDomains
And follow these steps:
- Type in domain and click add
- click Manage yourdomain.com
- agree to terms and services
- type in http://yourdomain.com
- type in description of site or title
- click save
- click return
- Go back to Analytics360 and click authenticate