How to Add Google Analytics to WordPress without a Plugin :
Are you worry to track visitors of your website? Hey everyone, welcome back in another tutorial of tech solutions. In the last tutorial, we had learned to upload our website to a live server and finally our created website is live and recently I got many emails from users and the query of everyone was similar that how to track visitors of my website, how to know the number of daily visitors of my website at real time, How to add Google Analytics to WordPress and a lot of similar questions.
So, hey guys, today I’m going to tell you about Google Analytics tool to track your real-time visitors and we will also learn How to add Google Analytics to WordPress Without a Plugin. So, let’s start….
What is Google Analytics tool?
So, as the name cleared Google+Analytics means the analytic view of your website. Its a Google product used to track daily visitors and real-time visitors of your website. It is a powerful tool to track your entire website. It gives the data like how many visitors are currently on your website, from where our visitors, how many pages viewed, total session, on which page they are currently now etc.
By this useful information, you can easily get an idea of the weakest point of your website like which post/page is less viewed, from which country visitors are less, on which page/post has less session and after all, you will improve quality of your post/page etc.
So, let’s follow some steps to add Google Analytics to WordPress with live image demonstration.
Add Google Analytics to WordPress Without a Plugin
To connect your wordpress website to Google Analytics, first of all you need to create a Google Analytics account by using your email and other information. Once you successfully created a Google Analytics account now you need to follow the second step.
Step 2: Get Your Google Analytics Tracking Code
After creating a Google Analytics account, now you need tracking code of your website by which you can map you website to Google Analytics. Simply select a website(in case of multi website for this account) for which you need tracking code. Go to the Admin section from left taskbar as you can see in below image clearly.
Step 3 : Add Tracking Code to header.php File
- After copying the tracking code from Google Analytics, now you need to go to in dashboard of your WordPress website.
- After entering in dashboard of WordPress website, click on Editor option listed in Appearance section of left taskbar. As shown in below image clearly.
- After clicking on editor option, you will get a code editor where all coding portion of your website is presented. You need to click on header.php file.
- Once you clicked on header.php file, now you need to paste your copied code before the </head> tag.
(Dashboard→Appearance→Editor→header.php→Paste copied tracking code before tag)
Once you have pasted the code, click on Update Changes option to save your changes.
That’s it. Your Google Analytics is mapped with your WordPress website. Now you can easily track your real-time and daily users every second.
So, it was the process to Add Google Analytics to WordPress without using any plugin. I hope, you will have enjoyed this tutorial. If you have any query regarding to this post, you can ask in comment box. Your question will be appreciated.
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