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Does iPage Support Google Analytics?

title-decoWhat is Google Analytics?

ga-iconGoogle Analytics is a free software traffic monitoring tool made by Google. While this tool is structured to be viewed by digital or online marketing teams (versus a development team or a web admin person), it is still a very useful and information-packed tool that is reliable and updated.

Google Analytics shows you the following numbers related to your website:

thumbNumber of visitors per day

thumbNumber of unique visitors per day

thumbNumber of minutes a visitor is in a particular page (so that you can see which are your most frequently visited pages)

thumbDisplay of referral links so that you know where your web traffic is coming from

thumbNumber of online users on your site right now

There is so much you can learn from Google Analytics and there are many ways how you can apply your learnings from these numbers to your site.

title-decoHow can Google Analytics help my website?

Some concrete examples on how numbers from Google Analytics can help your website:

clock-iconThe duration of your users on a particular page tells you if its content is immersive and addicting enough. If most people just spend less than 10 seconds on your home page and then goes to your product gallery pages, then you know that your visitors know where your gallery is, is interested in your product details and know what they are looking for.

eye-iconYour number of new users per day tells you if you have a growing number of visitors and potential customers. If this number keeps on growing, but you do not maintain your old customers, then you know that the churn rate is high and you need to do something to engage your users so that they return to your site more often.

speaker-iconReferral links tell you which of your ad placements, blog placements or even random referrers are the most successful. If you see that you get a lot of hits coming from a Facebook ad, then you know your Facebook ad placement is doing the right thing.

title-decoHow to install Google Analytics for my website

tool-iconIt is very simple to install Google Analytics on your website. You just need to copy paste a bit of basic code, from the official Google Analytics source, so that it records the traffic of your site. It then displays the report in a Google account authorized to view it.

Want to know what the code looks like? Note that this code is customizable and you can add more complexities and features to the items that Google Analytics tracks.

thumbJust paste this code to the source code of your website to enable the Google Analytics tracking.

<script type=”text/javascript”>

var _gaq = _gaq || [];
_gaq.push([‘_setAccount’, ‘UA-XXXXX-Y’]);
_gaq.push([‘_trackPageview’]);

(function() {
varga = document.createElement(‘script’); ga.type = ‘text/javascript’; ga.async = true;
ga.src = (‘https:’ == document.location.protocol ? ‘https://ssl’ : ‘http://www’) + ‘.google-analytics.com/ga.js’;
var s = document.getElementsByTagName(‘script’)[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s);
})();

</script>

<script type=”text/javascript”>//

title-decoGoogle Analytics and iPage – are they compatible?

os-iconYes, Google Analytics does not choose a web hosting provider for sites that it supports. You really just need to access the source code of your website and paste the code above. It is as easy as that. So this means, YES, iPage and Google Analytics are compatible.

title-decoHow can you access Google Analytics after installing it?

controlpanel-iconOnce you have installed the code to your source code, just open your Google account (often your Gmail account will suffice) and if you are allowed by the site owner to view the stats, then you will see the Google Analytics dashboard.