Always check your Google Analytics after updating.

Last Update: May 11, 2014

I've been prompted to write this blog post after realising that, in fact, what I thought was a total dearth of any visits to my website was actually down to me not checking my GA was running as usual. Because I've been rather busy lately and not put out any new pages for some while I'd presumed my site had just stopped receiving new readers.

However, I found out that I had indeed still been getting visits! (Nice!!) I found this out by checking the analytics that are included if you use the Shareaholic plug-in. These analytics showed that I had been getting visits to my site, some organic and some from my efforts with Twitter, FB & Pinterest.

Hmm, I thought to myself, maybe the Shareaholic plugin is wrong?

So I went over to my website using an incognito window whilst having my Google Analytics reports open on the Real Time: Overview page and there it was (or wasn't!). Even though I was on my pages, there was no response on the real time window on GA as there should be, so, therefore, I deduced analytics was not configured correctly on my site. I'll make a detective yet! lol ;)

I can only presume that the un-configuration was caused by one of the updates I've performed, or plug ins that I've added over the last couple of weeks, so please always make sure to check yours after making any updates or major changes. You should always backup your site before making any changes. I use a plugin called BackWPup to back up my site and then have it uploaded to Dropbox, which is free and who doesn't like free?!

Now I have to go back over how to set GA up again, because it was a few months ago now that I first connected GA and my website, and I've forgotten most of the steps. :/ Oh well, practise makes perfect and by the time I'm on my tenth site it should have well and truly sunken in!

All the best to everyone ~ Kelly

For those of you that need help with setting up Google Authorship or your Google Analytics follow this link to some great training by Welshy: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/how-to-set-up-google-authorship-verify-with-webmaster-tools-google-analytics

Here's training showing you how to set up BackWPup to Dropbox, also by Welshy:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/backup-wordpress-to-dropbox-tutorial

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haroldq Premium
thank you for this post. GA was removed due to an upgrade I just made. I'm gonna make sure to check out backwpup as well.
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EvaCBD Premium
I need to start checking, I never check to see if there are visitors. It is a good idea to see how your site is doing. I have to start. Thank you for reminding me.
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keanmo40 Premium
Thanks for the comment Eva. Definitely check your analytics so you can see how your self promotion is going.
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Blessings44 Premium
It's so nice to see visitors coming to your site! Thanks for the tips! Lydia.
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keanmo40 Premium
It certainly makes me happy! Things have slowed up a bit for me lately but then again I've not been putting in the hours. It can be so hard to juggle it all and find time to write for my website at times. Thanks for commenting.
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Shawn Martin Premium
Thanks for the heads up!
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keanmo40 Premium
No worries Shawn, you're welcome!
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Trialynn Premium
Happy to know everything worked out for you!
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keanmo40 Premium
Thanks Terea, now just to get it put straight! Back in a while. ;)
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Trialynn Premium
Keeping my fingers crossed for you!
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