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Google Analytics for Greens part 1 - Analytics configuration with a blog

On the occasion first note from the Blogger Guide series, many questions arose about Google Analytics. The fact that Google Analytics is worth having (not only in the case of blogging collaborations, but also to track the statistics of your blog) we already know, but how do you find yourself in all these statistics?
Google Analytics for the Greens

The Google Analytics post is divided into two parts. Today you will find out how to set up an account, what is the tracking code and how to add it in the blogger panel. In the next note I will say a little more about the statistics themselves - what to pay attention to and which to send to the principals.

Check what statistics to watch on Google Analytics click

Google Analytics is a free tool, and the statistics offered are very accurate and can tell us not only on which day how many Users visited your blog, but also what post was most read.
Blogger statistics are not as accurate. Actually, it's not worth using them at all.
To set up an account and have access to the Google Analytics panel, you must have an account on gmail.com (but since you have a blog on blogspot.com, we can skip this point). The Google Analytics panel in Polish should also be clear.
The panel may vary slightly depending on whether you have one Google Ads or not.

How to create an account?

Go here and click "create account", then fill in all the fields you will be asked to. Simple right? 🙂

How do you link Google Analytics to a blog?

After registration and going to the Google Analytics panel go to the "Administration" tab at the very top and click on "tracking information", then select 'tracking code'. When you go to the 'tracking code' tab, you'll see your unique tracking ID. For me it looks like this: UA-XXXXXXXX-X (where 'X' are numbers).
tracking code what it is

Copy the tracking ID and enter the blogger panel. Find bookmark "Settings" and click "Other". At the very bottom is the "Google Analytics" field. Paste the tracking ID you copied here. From now on, Google Analytics will collect information about Users on your blog.
how to connect google analytics with a blog

You need to wait around 24 for statistics. After this time, you should have the first statistics in the panel. How to read them? You will learn in the second part of the note about Google Analytics.

What statistics are worth observing on Google Analytics? Check the 2 part of the Google Analytics Green Guide click

63 Comments

  1. Avatar WredniakNaBudowie 6 January 2017 / 13: 19

    I turned on GA, I hope it works. Your tips are great! 🙂 Thank you!
    Pozdrawiam
    Magdalena (from the Women's Blogging Community)

    • Avatar [Email protected] 6 January 2017 / 13: 26

      Cool! If you have any questions, write boldly 🙂 Good luck blogging: *

  2. Avatar Marcin Gurtowski 29 November 2016 / 12: 54

    And great, it's worth having statistics on hand. It is a pity that Google somewhat covers statistics in Analytics 🙁

    • Avatar [Email protected] 29 November 2016 / 13: 42

      Oh, hides, hides. Nevertheless, it's better than nothing 😛

  3. Avatar Margareta Margareta 22 November 2016 / 09: 41

    I think I'm even greener than the general public. I do not understand. Why? Where to start? What would you advise?

    • Avatar [Email protected] 22 November 2016 / 09: 58

      Start by creating an account on Google Analytics, and then follow my instructions. Then go to the second part of the Google Analytics post, which I will link to in the post 🙂

      Do you have a blog on blogger or WordPress?

      Every blogger should have Google Analytics statistics because they are authoritative and in the case of any cooperation serious clients ask about them.

  4. Avatar zprocywystrzelona 2 November 2016 / 19: 46

    the first wall behind me, because to install GA (which turned out to be super easy) is wordpress telling you to buy an additional plan on the blog ... hmm, I will wait with this GA for a while ...

  5. Avatar zprocywystrzelona 2 November 2016 / 19: 34

    ok thank you, I'm just loading again;) thanks for the easy presentation of the topic :) finally someone explained it;)

  6. Avatar zprocywystrzelona 1 November 2016 / 15: 39

    finally who clearly explained it, thanks! And how do you rate WordPress statistics? Because they seem quite accurate. Regarding GA, will it also display the so-called keywords people are looking for?

    • Avatar [Email protected] 1 November 2016 / 16: 10

      I had no contact with WordPress statistics, but I recommend Google Analytics. Blogger also has his statistics, but they are not very serious.
      In GA you have access to statistics on what keywords someone entered your blog.

    • Avatar [Email protected] 24 July 2016 / 21: 27

      The most important thing is that now you will be using GA and you will be able to send professional statistics to people offering cooperation 🙂

  7. Avatar Anna Bielaszewska 17 May 2016 / 10: 41

    That's what I did, because there are other schools to paste the code in HTML and I was afraid of that. Only that so far statistics show me who is now on the blog, but in general not; /

    • Avatar goodf[Email protected] 17 May 2016 / 10: 58

      Statistics will not appear until after 24. They will not be statistics backwards only from the moment you set up an account in Google Analytics.

  8. Avatar Ewa Zabaryło 6 April 2016 / 11: 18

    Thanks for the advice, I'm a fresh blogger and I learn from you 🙂

    • Avatar [Email protected] 6 April 2016 / 11: 58

      You're welcome! If you have questions, you know where to look for me :))

  9. Avatar Joanna Zabawa 3 December 2015 / 16: 30

    ok, thanks I finally assumed, now I have to wait for statistics 😀 hop more such posts

    • Avatar [Email protected] 3 December 2015 / 16: 46

      I am definitely planning another post in this series to extend the topic on which statistics to look out for 🙂

  10. Avatar Sylwia tests and advises 26 November 2015 / 21: 38

    I know all this and I have done it but for the second part I willingly wait and read about all these posts because sometimes I get lost in them 😉

  11. Avatar Oh Angelika 26 November 2015 / 14: 03

    I will come back from work and I will do it today dzisiaj

    • Avatar [Email protected] 26 November 2015 / 15: 01

      And I just finished 2 part of this post and came to the conclusion that Google Analytics even for beginners is such a comprehensive topic that there must still be a part of 3! :)

    • Avatar Oh Angelika 26 November 2015 / 16: 58

      I just put it on, paste it in and wait for the second part 🙂

    • Avatar [Email protected] 26 November 2015 / 18: 49

      The second part will appear on Thursday 🙂 thank you for observation! :))

  12. Avatar Onyxia 25 November 2015 / 23: 03

    I haven't created an account there yet, but I know I need to change it as soon as possible. ;]

    • Avatar [Email protected] 25 November 2015 / 20: 27

      Do you think I don't? It was when we moved to blogger (2010 year). I spent a few hours browsing through articles on this topic 😀

  13. Avatar powder compact 25 November 2015 / 18: 58

    I have an account there but for some time it has not shown statistics at all, as if something has broken, maybe I will try again thanks for the reminder because I even forgot how it was done 🙂

    • Avatar [Email protected] 25 November 2015 / 20: 27

      Maybe something is configured incorrectly? Try to follow my instructions and let me know if it works 🙂

  14. Avatar Jasminum 25 November 2015 / 18: 48

    Brilliant entry! I want more and more 🙂

    • Avatar [Email protected] 25 November 2015 / 18: 56

      For now, it's just info on how to configure Analytics with a blog. Next week there will be more details about statistics 🙂

  15. Avatar Margaretka 25 November 2015 / 15: 58

    it's great that you send everything so well. I have an account, but for now I move like an elephant in a china shop. (I was decorated with something in a small zoo),
    great thanks

    • Avatar [Email protected] 25 November 2015 / 18: 55

      Hahaha I snorted reading this comment: D I will try to present everything as simply as possible 🙂

  16. Avatar Espe 24 November 2015 / 22: 51

    Waiting for more posts 🙂

    • Avatar [Email protected] 25 November 2015 / 10: 42

      I got some topics to talk about today, so I think this section will grow a bit :))

  17. Avatar Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg 24 November 2015 / 22: 04

    GA has been on the blog for 2 for years and they are much more accurate than blogger statistics 🙂 besides, it's great that you can compare each month, see who links to us, or what words others visit us after. I was recently surprised that 40% of traffic on my blog is mobile traffic from phones and tablets.

    • Avatar [Email protected] 25 November 2015 / 10: 42

      More and more people are using the internet on smartphones or tablets, so it's worth getting interested in how the blog is displayed on mobile devices.

  18. Avatar Anonymous 24 November 2015 / 20: 21

    Free or paid?

    • Avatar [Email protected] 24 November 2015 / 20: 39

      I wrote on the last note that on the blog I will show only free Google Analytics options.

    • Avatar Anonymous 25 November 2015 / 10: 23

      It's great, I didn't see it. Thank you 🙂

    • Avatar [Email protected] 24 November 2015 / 20: 43

      These are just the basics, I invite you to the next part of the guide and the previous one (on how to cooperate with blogs).

  19. Avatar Kaprysek 24 November 2015 / 20: 02

    For me it's black magic; /

    • Avatar [Email protected] 24 November 2015 / 20: 40

      It is not possible 🙂 seriously, it is not that terrible. If you have any questions, please let me know.

  20. Avatar * * Nataleczka 24 November 2015 / 19: 34

    I don't care about statistics and I don't have it at home.

    • Avatar [Email protected] 24 November 2015 / 20: 42

      Statistics are important when you want to collaborate blogging.

      Regardless of whether they are barter or paid, it is always worth sending Google Analytics statistics to the payer.

    • Avatar Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg 24 November 2015 / 22: 06

      GA is very important in cooperation, but it has another dimension for me. He is such a motivator, because when I see the increase in unique users or page views, I always feel nice and I feel appreciated 🙂

  21. Avatar Wioleta Sadowska (aviola) 24 November 2015 / 18: 54

    I read about these statistics. I have an account there, but I'm not particularly familiar with this topic.

  22. Avatar kirei 24 November 2015 / 18: 15

    Waiting for the second part 🙂

  23. Avatar Sailing 24 November 2015 / 18: 02

    It's great that you described it because I'm interested in this app myself. 🙂

    • Avatar [Email protected] 24 November 2015 / 18: 13

      Today only the basics, i.e. configuration, in a week a little more about what statistics are most important and how to read them.

  24. Avatar Its Dahlia 24 November 2015 / 17: 35

    Some time ago I was more interested in google analytics and I already know them very well, although at the beginning it was difficult for me to navigate it and it took me a while before I got to what it is and what to do with it 🙂

    • Avatar [Email protected] 24 November 2015 / 18: 12

      At first, Analytics may seem difficult, but over time you can understand what's wrong with what. It takes time 🙂 On the blog I will try to show the basics and the most necessary things. It is known that not everyone will need advanced options 🙂

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