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 ...