Insights into Google Analytics

Last Update: March 27, 2019

Google Analytics

Would you like to be able to see a graphical picture of your website's visitors directly on your website? If so, read on.

First, you must install Google Analytics if you haven't already done so.

There's plenty of information on how to do that in Wealthy Affiliate. Here's one by Kyle:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/how-to-install-google-analytics-using-the-all-in-one-seo-plugin

There is no doubt that Google Analytics is a great tool, but the amount of information it presents can be a bit overwhelming.

Sometimes you just want to see how many visitors you're getting on a day by day basis and a bit of information about them.

And wouldn't it be great if you could see it on your website, without having to load up Google Analytics?

Monster Insights

Well, there's a free plugin that does just that.

It's called Monster Insights.

In your WordPress back office, go to Add New Plugin and search for Monster Insights.

Click on the plugin to install it and then activate it.

Website Profile

You will need your website profile from Google Analytics, so go to your Analytics page, select your website and copy it from the Properties and Apps column. It's the number preceded by UA-.

In your WordPress menu, on the left hand side, you should see a new entry, Insights.

Click it and select Settings.

Insights Setup Wizard

Click the Launch Setup Wizard button, answer a few questions and enter your Google Analytics website profile identifier.

Monster Insights will automatically retrieve your data from Google Analytics and keep it updated.

Any time you want to look at it, click Insights. It will fetch the current data, and present you with a nice, clear line graph of your visitors, followed by other useful information such as number of sessions, how many page views, where your visitors are coming from and a lot more.

Visitor Information Without Leaving Your Website

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ShihTzuSteve Premium
Thanks for sharing this, Phil. This looks like a useful plugin.
Steve.
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phil1944 Premium
Yes, I always install it.
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CandP Premium
Thanks, Phil, that seems to be a really useful plugin.
Colette and Philip
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phil1944 Premium
It's one of my standard plugin installs.
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Ioan64 Premium
Thanks Phil. Your post is excellent I do not have to ask a question in class with this topic.

Ioan
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phil1944 Premium
That's great, Ioan.
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MBartley Premium
Thank you Phil!
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phil1944 Premium
You're welcome, Murray.
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alisterbrede Premium
Thank you. Useful information. Alister
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phil1944 Premium
Hope you find it useful, Alister.
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Selenityjade Premium
Thank you!!
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phil1944 Premium
No problems.
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MiaL Premium
Thanks Phil
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phil1944 Premium
I find it great for a quick look at my visitors' stats.
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Dion3 Premium
Great plugin idea for the future for me, thanks a bundle!!
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phil1944 Premium
Happy to be of help, Dion.
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Dion3 Premium
Your always a help Phil : - )
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EMusumali Premium
A step ahead.
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jjrieck Premium
Thanks for another great tool Phil. Will add it to my list.
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phil1944 Premium
Thanks, Jean. I just like being able to check visitors whenever I'm in my site.
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Motly20 Premium
Thanks for sharing
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phil1944 Premium
You're welcome, Matthew.
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