The first step in installing Google analytics on your website is to create Google analytics account. Google analytics is simply like one of the other great services like gmail, adwords, chrome that utilize overall Google account. So it might be confusing when talking about Google account versus Google analytics account. Don’t avoid I will walk you through the process and we will go over differences in detail later in this post.
If you don’t have Google analytics account yet you’ll likely will find yourself in one of the three categories.
1. You dont have any prior google accounts at all and view starting from scratch.
2. You have Google account such as Gmail or Igoogle but not adwords or
3. You have Google account that is already associated with adwords account but not yet a Google analytics account.
Let’s take the third one first because it’s critical to get it right from the start. If you already have Adwords account so you want to feed your Google analytics account via that Adwords account or it may cause issues later when you want them to talk to each other. So the first income going to do is actually will go ahead and log in to adwords.
Once you in their click on reporting tab in top menu and then Google analytics link.
At this point since you don’t have Google analytics account yet it’ll ask you few questions. You can either create free Google analytics account or if you already have one you can link it here. If you already have one then we will address linking in a diffrent post. So for now will assume that you don’t have one and you can go ahead and click on create my free Google account and click continue.
Okay that’s pretty much it at this point you already added to Google analytics onto your Adwords account and launched into the new account, new profile creation process I will walk you through this process the second but I want not talk about different point first.
For the rest of people who are not Adwords users when you go to http://google.com/analytics you will be faced with the welcome screen if you don’t have any you just click sign up now button then you will go through standard Google account creation process and remember you can use your existing e-mail here such as the corporate e-mail it doesn’t have to be a Gmail account.
So once you’ve filled out that form and everyone now has a Google account we will log in.
So whether you created in your account or you just added analytics account to your Adwords, at this point we are all on the same page.
Now on the new account sign-up page input to your website URL and view give an account name that means something to you. Then select your country select your time zone and click continue.
Then put in your contact information select your country then go through and read agreement service agree to it select the check box and as far as account creation goes that’s it. The only step left is to add tracking codes on to our website which we will do in the next post.