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Set Up Google Analytics on Your Site
Set Up Google Analytics on Your Site

Learn how to add Google Analytics to track traffic and activity on your site.

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Written by Jeff Willems
Updated over a week ago

To track activity on your site, Showit has made it easy to use the free service Google Analytics. To begin, you will need to make sure you have a Google Analytics account, if you don't already, you can go here to sign up.

Note: Your site must be launched for analytical data to start being gathered

✅ Showit now supports Google Analytics GA4

As of July 1, 2023, Google Universal Analytics (UA) properties will no longer process hits on websites. It's been completely replaced by the new GA4 property.

In October 2020, Google released version 4 of Analytics. The new Measurement ID number (starting with G-) is now the standard that replaces the legacy Tracking ID (starting with UA-).

Add Your Measurement ID in Showit

Once you've signed up for your free Google Analytics account you will be provided a code referred to as the "Measurement ID" which will be a string of characters formatted as follows: G-000000

Once you get your Measurement ID, simply follow the steps pictured below to get Google Analytics set up on your site! 

1). Under the Site Tab in the top left corner of Showit, click the Site Settings option.

2). In the pop-up window, choose the Third Party tab. Then simply paste your code into the appropriate field.

Note: You can also choose to not include the code on your blog templates. This is helpful if you have a separate blog plugin that adds the analytics code to your blog posts/pages.

Locating Your Google Analytics Measurement ID (G-)

1). Login to your Google Analytics account (or setup analytics for the first time) then navigate to Admin>Data Streams>Your domain. Click the arrow next to the domain you wish to track data for to access your code.

2). Look to the right of the pop-up window to find your Measurement ID beginning with G- then copy that ID and follow the instructions below to add it into Showit.

Understanding Google Analytics

Google Analytics can seem daunting at first, but once you've learned the ins and outs it can be an incredibly useful tool for understanding your website traffic!

Google has some helpful resources that can get you on the right track to being an analytics pro in no time. Check out these courses from Google for more information!

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