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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Kambas Premium
On mine it said Theme Header and the <head> is there. Seems to have worked, I popped up as a visitor on my site immediately after clicking "Reporting".

Thank you Kyle.
Stansk Premium Top 100
Works great Kyle thanks a lot.
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 Top 200
You are right! I prefer this option as well! Otherwise with every theme update you have to do it again...
Thanks for the link!
KachinaB Premium
finally made it to this step!
Godwin2 Premium
mine is working
Milar Premium
My country is not listed, what do i do? so i selected a neighboring country to see what happens, when i get to click Appearance and then takes me to "Edit Themes" and Kyle's interface looks (old) different from mine
I tried to add a Google Analytics tracker to my website but WP would not allow me access into the Editor to do so....
Andy3568 Premium
You can request support here to allow you access, or you can add it via the All In One SEO Plugin. Here's a video on how to do that.
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!
Cmann1 Premium
All done......:)
Mr. Humble Premium
Got it installed, another step accomplished.
AlohaMelani Premium
Thanks for this step by step training! Since Google Analytics has changed a bit since this recording I was able to read the messages below to finish the set up. Very easy!

jonmovumI71 Premium
Hello Kyle,
I cannot setup Google Analytics as Edit option is disabled!

Could you please help?

Best regards,

Lilika84 Premium Top 100
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 :)
Starrider Premium
I went through all the steps and everything seemed to work but when I log into my website to test it like Kyle did, my traffic shows "0" not "1". Does it take a while sometimes to show? If not any ideas?
Ken-Pringle Premium
Yes it can take a while Dennis.
Starrider Premium
Thank you Ken. I will check in the morning!!!
Dean702777 Premium
Awesome...Works like a charm!....Thanks Kyle!