Author Kyle
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Google Analytics is the most powerful website analytics tool out there (and it is free). In this video I will walk you through the entire set-up process, from the initial account set-up.

To set up Google Analytics, you simply need a Google Account. You can either use an existing gmail or Google + account and connect your analytics to that (easiest) or you can create a brand new Google account within the set-up.

Here is the link to Google Analytics:

Once you have the account set-up, you will be adding the provided "code" to your websites header.php file which is found under Appearance => Editor inside of your WP-Admin area.

If you have any questions about the set-up process, please leave a comment below and I will be more than happy to help you out.
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JackieSmith Premium
Hi Kyle,
Where in the header.php file do we add this code? Is it the verification code that is displayed after we have uploaded the html file to the server? I'm not sure if this is related but I added my website to the Webmaster tool about a week ago. I have since updated the theme but when I go into the Webmaster tool, it's still showing the old theme, so I readded the's still showing the old theme. When I go to Google Analytics, even though I am on my website, it doesn't show that there is an active user. Can you please help/advise.

I'm using Yoast NOT the ALL in One SEO. The site in question is hosted here.
Another site of mine that is hosted elsewhere and is using Yoast seems to be working fine in that it shows the Active user count correctly.
Chezbrown Premium
Hi Jackie, if you haven't managed to get this sorted out yet, go to Marion Black and she has an excellent training for this. I found it easier than Kyle's to follow. xx
MsMerry Premium
Did you also refresh your site after the changes? I use Yoast as well and had no issues. It is probably something simple and you will laugh about it later. :)
JackieSmith Premium
Thanks Chezbrown. Yes. I was following Marion Blacks training which are brilliant. I will review them again.
JackieSmith Premium
Thanks MsMerry. I do not have a problem with Yoast on my non- WA hosted site. The problem is with the site hosted here. Even when I remove the site from Webmaster Tools and add it again, it still shows the template I used when I first registered the site so I'm thinking it's something on the WA end. I will try again, maybe third time lucky.
KachinaB Premium
I actually had to add my tracking number in my All in One SEO. I did not see the "header" tab in my editor section of my website. I didn't want to break my website so I tried another method. This one works just as well. I wanted to share that to everyone who may have seen something different. Check out the link below for more info
Gerlinde Premium
You are right! I prefer this option as well! Otherwise with every theme update you have to do it again...
Thanks for the link!
WAwannab Premium
It seems okay, however, I don't see a #1 even after going on my site. I did have analytics before getting to this lesson and with the help from Jays training, I am now better able to see and understand the traffic. According to what I am seeing on Analytics, it seems to be working correctly, though.
Thanks Kyle!
Lilika84 Premium
Thanks, Kyle.
I installed this a few weeks ago; it was a bit different process (as I remember I haven't added code in the WP editor)
Anyways, wanted to ask if it is a mistake to have it installed again (this time I added the code as per your training).
Now I have two accounts for one site.
Is that ok?

Thanks you :)
MNorton Premium
Hi Kyle,
I'm so excited!! I installed Google analytics to my site, tested it and it works!! I was so nervous, when I was getting it done, but I did it!! My face hurts from smiling so much. This is the first time I have ever done something so technical before on my computer. I'm so happy, I had to stop and do my "happy dance"...Lol!!!
Have a good day.