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Tracking visitor statistics with Google Analytics - Handmade In Europe Manuals

Google Analytics

A recent site speed and loading time analysis showed that the visitor statistic plugin I was using was taking up too much time to load, slowing down the site speed significantly, so I decided to look for an alternative.
Most recommended, with the most detailed statistics is the Google Analytics. Together with their Webmaster tools this is the a very powerful information gatherer, which you can use to analyze and modify your titles, descriptions and keywords to optimize your SEO.

What do you need to set up Google Analytics

  • A google mail account
  • Access to your files on the webserver OR (for locally installed wordpress)
  • Admin access to a plugin that can insert the Google Analytics code (I use the header & Footer plugin)

You can start here: http://www.google.com/analytics/ Continue reading