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How a Local Business can Get Started with Google Analytics

January 13th, 2023

Google Analytics is a powerful tool that can provide valuable analytical insights into website performance and user behavior. Not only do they offer a free plan, but getting started is easy enough for any local business.

Here are the steps to get started with Google Analytics:

  1. Create a Google account: If you don't already have one, you'll need to create a Google account to use Google Analytics. You can use an existing Gmail account or create a new one.
  2. Sign up for Google Analytics: Go to the Google Analytics website ( and click on the "Sign in" button in the top right corner. Once signed in, you'll be prompted to sign up for Google Analytics.
  3. Set up a new property: Once you've signed up, you'll need to set up a new property for your website. A property is simply a website or mobile app that you want to track with Google Analytics. You'll need to provide a name for the property and the website URL.
  4. Get your tracking code: After setting up a new property, you'll be given a tracking code. This is a unique code that you'll need to add to your website in order to begin tracking data.
  5. Add the tracking code to your website: There are different ways to add the tracking code to your website, depending on the type of website you have. The most common method is to add it to the header section of your website's HTML code.
  6. Verify your tracking code: After adding the tracking code to your website, you'll need to verify that it's been installed correctly. Google Analytics provides a tool that allows you to check if the tracking code is working properly.
  7. Set up goals: Goals allow you to track specific actions that you want website visitors to take, such as making a purchase or filling out a contact form. Setting up goals will help you understand how well your website is performing in terms of conversion.
  8. Analyze the data: Once the tracking code is installed and the goals are set, you'll be able to start analyzing the data. Google Analytics provides a variety of reports that allow you to see how many people are visiting your website, where they're coming from, and how they're interacting with your site.

It's important to note that it might take some time for Google Analytics to start collecting data, so you may not see any data in the reports right away. But by following these steps, you'll be able to start using Google Analytics to gain valuable insights into your website performance and user behavior, and make data-driven decisions to improve your website over time.

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Hi, I'm Tyler Willis and I've been helping businesses optimize their digital marketing and web development efforts for over 10 years. I excel at teaching and helping companies understand complex digital solutions, and applying them to their businesses.

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