How to Configure Google Analyticator for WordPress

Posted OnJul 31, 2015     CategoryPlugins     CommentsNo comment

The second guide to Google Analyticator will take you through the configuring Google Analytics with the plugin, and fine tuning tracking of visitors and their on site behavior.

Step 1) Login to the WordPress Dashboard.

Step 2) Head to Plugins >> Installed Plugins and head to Reset under the Google Analyticator plugin.


Step 3) On the Reset page, you can follow the links to sign in to Google and grant access for the plugin to access your Google Analytics account. When you are given your Google Authentication Code, enter it into the box below and hit the Save & Continue box. Alternatively, you can continue without authenticating Google Analytics by hitting the Continue Without Authentication button.


Step 4) You will now be redirected to the Settings >> Google Analytics page. The next step is to Enable Google Analytics logging by using the dropdown menu shown below and changing it to Enabled. You can then choose which analytics account to use, and choose between Universal or Traditonal tracking code.


Step 5) The Tracking Settings begin with Anonymize IP Addresses, which removes the last octet of your IP address to anonymize the information provided.


Step 6) You can choose to track all of your WordPress users by choosing Yes in the dropdown menu provided. If you choose No, check the boxes of the roles you would not like to track.


Step 7) By using the dropdown menu provided, you can choose which method to prevent tracking. Choose Remove if you want to get rid of the tracking code from the user altogether.


Step 8) You can enable remarketing, demographics and interests reports by changing the dropdown menu to Yes. Use the links below to learn more about what these options entail. You can also choose to track your WordPress Login page by choosing Yes from the dropdown.


Step 9) The Link Tracking Settings begin with the option to enable Outbound Link tracking. This should be Enabled, as you want to know where your outbound links are coming from, right? Event Tracking should be enabled if you would like to treat outbound links and downloads as events rather than pageviews.


Step 10) Enhanced Link Attribution can be enabled to tag your pages with enhanced link-tracking capabilities. Enter any extensions of files you want to be tracked as a download (including PDFs and MP3s) should be entered into the Download Extensions to Track box.


Step 11) Enter a name for tracked external links and tracked download links to appear under in the boxes provided.


Step 12) If you have a Google Adsense account, enter your ID into the box provided to enable Analytics to track your Adsense information.


Step 13) If you have any additional tracking code to include in your Google Analytics tracking script, you can enter it into the boxes shown below, which will be displayed before or after your Google Analytics tracker is initialised.


Step 14) The Admin Dashboard Widgets section begins with Include Widgets. If this is Disabled, it will completely remove the Dashboard Summary widget and the Theme Stats widget. You can also choose which user roles can see the Dashboard widget.


Step 15) At the bottom of the Settings page, you can choose to clear the Analyticator cache, and Deauthorise and Reset Google Analyticator.


The next step in the guide will show you how to add Google Analytics to your website posts.

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