This article will explain the basic stuff you need to know about Google Analytics. You can understand on what Google analytics does and how to enable it for a web application with easy steps.
Google analytics overview
What is google analytics
- Number of users using the application
- Where do they come from
- User behaviors
- What system do they used(OS and browser details)
- What are the most visited content in your application
How to enable google analytics
Sign in to Google Analytics
- Go to Google analytics site
- If you are new to Google analytics, create a account
- If you have a valid google analytics account, Sign in to that
Add an account and property
- Create an account
- Create a property
- Set up the Analytics tag
- Add tag to your website
Create an account
- If you have not already signed in, sign in to Analytics
- Click Admin.
- In the Account column, click Create Account.
- Enter an account name.
- Configure the data-sharing settings to control which data you share with Google.
- Click Next to add the first property to the account.
Create a property
- Enter a name for the property.
- Select the reporting time zone
- Click Next and provide information about your business
- Click on create
Set up the Analytics tag
If you created a Google Analytics 4 property, Click Add stream, then click on Web. You will see your tracking code and Global Site Tag under data streams → web → Data stream
If you don't see a Data Streams option in the Property column, you can find it inside Tracking Info → Tracking Code
Copy and paste the entire code section to <head> section in every page you want to track on your website
Now we are ready with the Google analytics setup. You can then use the Realtime report to verify that you're receiving data.
That's all for today and see you soon in another very exiting tutorial