As a new WordPress blogger you're going to need to understand how visitors interact with your blog. You can't do this with any degree of accuracy without using tools. Without doubt, one of the first tools you should employ when you've set up your WordPress blog is Google Analytics. In this guide, … [Read more...] about How to Add Google Analytics to WordPress
Life as a blogger is hectic. We're working on a dozen things at any one time, ploughing through to do lists, writing, publishing, networking, promoting, tweaking WordPress… the list goes on. We work like this to try to make positive gains for our blogs. But when you're frantically ticking off the … [Read more...] about Google Analytics Annotations: Don’t Just Do, Note It!
Google Search Console and Google Analytics are tools I recommend for any new blogger as a default. They provide an incredible amount of insight about how visitors find your blog and how they interact with it. They are both also highly recommended tools to check for SEO. When you have these two tools … [Read more...] about How to Connect Google Search Console to Google Analytics
I often get new ideas for content from Quora and today is one such example. This morning I came across a question regarding Google Search Console vs Google Analytics and whether one is better than the other. This is a curious question to me (there are many curious questions on the Quora … [Read more...] about Google Search Console vs Google Analytics: Is There a Winner?
Google Analytics is one of my favorite toys! If you're a blogger and you're not using it, sign up today and start collecting data about how visitors interact with your blog. Alongside the myriad useful default reports, there are a stack of other tools to help you understand your blog's activity. One … [Read more...] about Google Analytics Alerts Could Be Your New BFF!
I'll say this upfront… broken internal links are bad. They're bad for SEO and they're bad for the experience your visitors have so it's important to find them and fix them. In this post I'm going to show you how to find broken links in Google Analytics so you can: Identify pages or posts which … [Read more...] about How to Find Broken Links in Google Analytics
You've probably seen the infamous not provided keyword in Google Analytics. Google Analytics (GA) is a fantastic tool. Period. It's incredibly detailed and presents you with all sorts of extremely useful insights into how visitors interact with you. However it's not without it's idiosyncrasies … [Read more...] about The Infamous Not Provided Keyword in Google Analytics
I love data analysis. No… seriously I love it. I've spent many wistful hours checking Google Analytics for useful insights and I can tell you it's like catnip to me! It's so addictive, especially when you begin to get a real feel for what it can do and how much it can benefit understanding about … [Read more...] about Are You Checking Google Analytics Too Much? How Much IS Too Much?
There are a bunch of great tools (free and paid) to help you understand and interpret your site traffic. I'm going to add to the pantheon by giving you a tool for free that I've made as a kind of dashboard for showing you week on week traffic metrics from Google Analytics. It's built around the … [Read more...] about Google Analytics Add On for Google Sheets – A Free Dashboard
If you’ve not heard about Google Search Console you’re missing out on a fantastic tool. I am going to tell you a little about why it’s so useful and what it can do for you. Primarily though I'll walk you through how to set up a Google Search Console account so you can take advantage of all the tools … [Read more...] about How to Set Up Google Search Console Accounts – A Powerful SEO Tool