Track Number of Visitors coming to your site/blog/website. You can check how many visitors are coming to your site. When i started i wanted to know how many people visit my site. More and more visitors on blog will motivate you to work even more.
It does not matter, how many visitors you are getting in a day. It could be 100 or it could be 1000000. The single tracking tool will solve your purpose.
You can track any website or any blog with this Stepwise guide.
The way to track number of visitors coming to your site is easy and is by Google. So, blindly you can rely on the data. The toolkit is Google Analytics.
- 1 How to Setup Google Analytics Account to track Number of Visitors coming to your Site
How to Setup Google Analytics Account to track Number of Visitors coming to your Site
Setting up Google Analytics is easy. Let’s start the guide with setting up Google Analytics account for your WordPress blog. You can repeat the same process for any website too. If you are doing this for your first website, you need to go to Google Analytics page and login using your Google account or create an account which is free.
For the first time setup, you will be asked to add your website details and your personal details to get started. If you are someone who already has an account, click on Admin tab at the bottom left > select account and click on add a new property.
On the next page, you need to add your website details to get the tracking code. Here is a sample screenshot from one website:
Click on Get Tracking ID and you will be moved to the page with tracking ID for your website.
So far you had successfully setup your Google Analytics account and created the tracking ID for your website.
Now the most interesting part of this tutorial begins; as you need to integrate Google Analytics tracking ID into your WordPress blog. Let’s have a look at it into next section.
Two ways to add Google Analytics to WordPress to Track Number of Visitors Coming to your site
There are multiple ways to add Google Analytics (GA) into your blog, and depending upon your level of blogging you should pick one of the below-mentioned methods. I’m putting down the different methods based on my recommended methods
Option A) Using your WordPress theme:
Many of you might not beware of the fact that most of the WordPress theme have an option to add header and footer script. You can use this to add GA tracking code into your blog.
Simply copy the tracking code which you obtained in the above step, and go to theme setting option, look for the option to add footer script and paste the code.
If you are not using wordpress, just add the copied code in between your body tags of HTML file.
It will work seamlessly, and moreover you don’t have to rely on another plugin for the simple task. The below screenshot is from popular Genesis theme framework.
- Option B: Using Google Analytics for WordPress plugin
There are many plugins which are available in WordPress Plugin repo to add Google Analytics to your WordPress blog, but Google Analytics plugin by Monsterinsights is the most popular one. All you need to do is to install GA for WordPress plugin from official repo (plugin link) or you can get the pro version that adds advanced features.
Once you have activated the plugin, you will see a popup asking to allow or disallow tracking, which I prefer to select “Do not allow tracking.”
Go to Settings > Google Analytics to configure the plugin and click on click here to authenticate with Google or you can also select manually enter the UA code.
Once you have done the authentication part, I recommend you to use the official login of Google Analytics. Just select the created property and you can get the details and Track Number of Visitors Coming to your site.
Benefits of Using Google Analytics
You can get the real time traffic reports. There are many more interesting features with Google Analytics. The best thing is everything is free. You just need to explore the Layout.
Do let me know which method you are using to add Google Analytics to your blog and what other stats program you are using to Track Number of Visitors Coming to your site. Don’t forget to share this tutorial with your friends on Google Plus and Facebook.