Wednesday, 20 April 2011
Google Analytics - Installation of the code
If you choose to use Google Analytics to review, or display Statistics of site visitors to your blog, as opposed to Statcounter, or Sitemeter, you still have to put a code on your blog. The question is; "Where do you put it?"
Either, select the gadget from the 'add a gadget' option/Page Element, at the bottom of your Design screen, or paste the code into one of the other 'add a gadget' options on the screen, and DRAG it to the bottom of the page. You don't even have to give it a title, if you don't want to. It has no function which can be clicked on.
Bear in mind that there is a huge possibility you won't see any results for, maybe, 24-48 hours, either. You have to wait for the Search Engines to evaluate visits/gather data. Also, much of the Google Analytics Help information is designed for Website developers, and is tailored for them - not necessarily for bloggers! If you see anything written expressly for Blogger, it is either old, or describes a 'phased-out' version of Blogger - like classic blogs!
See: The Google Analytics blog for some 'light' reading!