How to Set up Google Analytics

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We highly recommend adding Google Analytics to your ActiveAgency website. This will help track website traffic and other metrics so that we can see how the website performs over time.

A step-by-step guide.

Google Analytics is free to set up and use. Here’s how to do it.

1.

Visit analytics.google.com and do one of the following:

To sign in to your existing Google Analytics account, enter the email address and password associated with the account. Proceed to Step 3 below.
Note: You may already be signed in if you’re using Gmail or other Google products.

– or –

To create a new Google Analytics account, click Set up for free and proceed to Step 2 below.

2.

Create your Google Analytics account.

  1. Type the name of your agency into the Account name field.
  2. Leave all the boxes checked, as recommended by Google.
  3. Click Next.

How to Set up Google Analytics - Step 1Next, you’ll want to set up your website property.

  1. Select the Web option.
  2. Click Next.

How to Set up Google Analytics - Step 2

  1. Enter the Website Name.
  2. Enter the Website URL. Be sure to select https:// in front of it.
  3. Select an Industry Category.
    Note: Select a category that’s closest to your industry. Google may not offer an exact match.
  4. Select your website Reporting Time Zone.
  5. Click Create.

How to Set up Google Analytics - Step 3

Next, you will need to read through and accept the Google Analytics Terms of Service Agreement.

How to Set up Google Analytics - Step 4

Next, Google will prompt you to copy the Website Tracking code and add it to your website. You can skip this step and proceed to Step 3.

How to Set up Google Analytics - Step 5

3.

Assign user permissions so that we can add Google Analytics to your website.

We’ll need limited access to your account so we can add Google Analytics to your report. Here’s how to do that.

  1. On your Google Analytics homepage, click Admin.
    Note: You can find this option at the bottom left corner of your screen.
  2. In the Account column, use the menu to select the account to which you want to grant access.
    Note: This is only necessary if you have more than one website property set up under the Google Analytics account.
  3. In the Account column, click Account User Management.
  4. Click the blue + (at the top right) and select Add Users.

How to Set up Google Analytics - Step 6

  1. Enter team@forge3.com, ensure Notify new users by email is selected.
  2. Under Permissions, check Edit.
  3. Click Add.

How to Set up Google Analytics - Step 7

You’re all set! Forge3 will receive an email notification that you have granted us permission to your Google Analytics account and we’ll take care of the rest!

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