Get started with Analytics

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You may wish to start with this guide to set up your Google Analytics account, and if you could send us over the "UA-XXXXXX-X" code when you get to that stage, and we can add it on your website for you.

 

To start collecting basic data from a website:

  1. Create or sign in to your Analytics account:
    • Go to google.com/analytics
    • Do one of the following:
      • To create an account, click Start for free.
      • To sign in to your account, Click Sign in to Analytics.
  2. Set up a property in your Analytics account. A property represents your website or app, and is the collection point in Analytics for the data from your site or app.
  3. Set up a reporting view in your property. Views let you create filtered perspectives of your data; for example, all data except from your company’s internal IP addresses, or all data associated with a specific sales region.
  4. Follow the instructions to add the tracking code to your website so you can collect data in your Analytics property.
Google Analytics: First Steps
Four steps in Google Analytics that will help you gain a clear, comprehensive picture of your business.

 

Next steps

Configure your account, properties, and views to determine access to your data and which data is available.

For example, you can:

Modify your tracking code to collect additional data such as:

  • User interactions with links, buttons, video controls, and other dynamic elements of your site or app. Learn more about event tracking.
  • Ecommerce activity like user engagement with product lists and internal promotions, and how successfully users moved through your purchase funnel and checkout process. Learn more about ecommerce and enhanced-ecommerce data collection and reporting.

Download the Analytics app

Once you have installed the tracking code on your site or app, and have configured your Analytics account, download the Analytics app from Google Play so you can take Analytics reporting with you anywhere (well, anywhere you have a connection).

Learn more about the Analytics app

Download the playbook for digital media managers

The Google Analytics team has developed a step-by-step playbook to help you get the most out of linking your Google Analytics and Google Ads accounts. Learn how to unlock deeper insights and create smarter Google Ads campaigns.

Take a look at this page on the Google Marketing Platform site, and download the PDF of the playbook.

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