© Todd Kelsey 2017

Todd Kelsey, Introduction to Google Analytics, 10.1007/978-1-4842-2829-6_2

2. Blogalytics

Todd Kelsey

(1)Wheaton, Illinois, USA

This chapter is a basic recipe to get started in analytics, to take the first step in being able to track web traffic and see what’s happening. You’ll create a simple blog, start a Google Analytics account, connect the two, and discuss things along the way. The goal is to make a simple, relevant way to start exploring analytics.

Create a Google Account/Gmail Address

Google has a lot of free tools that make it easier to work with content, and when you have a Google account , it just makes it easier to sign in to all the tools.

As a first step, I recommend creating a free Google account by going to http://mail.google.com ...

Get Introduction to Google Analytics: A Guide for Absolute Beginners now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience books, live events, courses curated by job role, and more from O’Reilly and nearly 200 top publishers.