So, ugh, what is Google Analytics?
Google Analytics is an analytics tool from Google which can be used to obtain detailed reporting of visitors to your portfolio. It’s capable of reporting on a wide variety of data. For example, Where are the visitors located? How did they find your site? etc.
Sounds good! How do I set it up?
If you don’t have one already you’ll need to sign up for a Google Analytics account. Go to the Google Analytics home page and create one then create a new profile for your Crevado Portfolio:
Enter an Account Name and then click on Next:
In the Property Setup area, enter a Property Name and then click on Show Advanced Options:
In the advanced options area, click to turn on the Create a Universal Analytics Property option. Once this is on, more options will be revealed. Enter the address of your Crevado Portfolio (in this case, demo.crevado.com) and ensure you pick https:// from the dropdown menu. Then click Next to continue:
In the Business Information area tick or select the options that apply to you and then click on the Create button:
Once you click on the create button a terms and conditions pop-up will open. You will need to accept these to proceed. You will then be brought to the Web Stream Details page. Here you need to click on the Connected Site Tags option as shown below:
Once there, take note of the tracking ID located in the connected tags field. This is the tracking ID which you will need to put into Crevado:
NOTE: The above tracking ID is just an example - you must use your own tracking ID created for your own Portfolio or it won’t gather any statistics!
Once you have a tracking ID, jump back to Crevado Admin and click on the Settings button:
Scroll down and click on the Google Analytics section:
Then click on it and enter your Analytics Tracking ID:
NOTE: The insertion of tracking code from Google is NOT necessary, Crevado inserts the necessary code automatically once you enter your Analytics ID - pretty neat, huh?
Finally, click Save. Congratulations! You’ve just enabled visitor tracking and from now on visits to your portfolio will be tracked and reported on in Google Analytics.