How to add and use the Google Analytics service for Joomla

Wednesday, 03 June 2009 15:56

Joomla Tip/Tutorial: How to use the free Google Analytics service for my Joomla Website?

The Google offers a free statistics service for your Website(s), which is called Google Analytics. In order to use it, you have to create an account at Google and then sign up for the Google Analytics service. Some of the features of this service are:

1. Sign up for a Google Account

The first thing you should do before you can use the Google Analytics service, is to create an account at Google. Therefore go to the Web page of Google Analytics.

2. Sign up for Google Analytics

After you have created a Google account, go to the Web page of Google Analytics again to sign up for a Google Analytics account.

Now your signup for Google Analytics is completed. This tutorial however will not get into more details on how to use this service. If you want to learn more about it, take a look at the Documentation and Support page of Google Analytics.

3. Installation of the Google Analytics Bridge 2009 Joomla Plugin

The easiest way to paste the tracking code of Google Analytics on your Joomla web pages, is to install a Joomla plugin. One of the best plugins out there is the Google Analytics Bridge 2009, which you can download from its Website. This plugin is compatible with Joomla 1.5 and you can visit also its page at Joomla Extensions.

Now the Google Analytics service will be automatically integrated within the html code of all your Joomla Web pages and will begin to collect useful information for you!