Making the Initial Login
When you first go to learn about Google Analytics, you must first visiting the official website which grants you access to the analytical page of Google’s main website. Once you have arrived at the site, be sure to login with a unique username and password. Once you have a username and password created, sign in and you will gain access to a giant list which keeps track of all kinds of websites and blogs that you wish to track. Google allows you to track multiple sites and blogs within your own personal account. If you wish to review a website with Google Analytics, click on “view reports” next to the website and that will take you directly to the dashboard page.
Exploring the Dashboard As you enter the dashboard you come across many different screenshots which show off a number of reports made through Google Analytics. You can view the images in more detail by clicking on them. Within the reports you’ll find a levy of information pertaining to the number of visitors to the site, the sources of traffic on the site, and a map overlay of the site and any of its content. You gain the freedom to move all this content around and add additional reports into the dashboard. Better yet, you can even remove content that you don’t want to have simply by dragging and dropping the content. Google Analytics was designed to be fluid and fully customizable according to the preferences of the user.
Site Usage Metrics
When you look at a report of a website, you will generally find the same type of information from time to time in a template format. Here are the most common categories and what they mean:
- Visits: This represents the number of people who have visited the website in total.
- Page views: The page views check off the total number of pages that have been viewed on the website.
- Pages/Visit: This is an averaged out number of page views for each visit on the site.
- Percentage of New Visits: The percentage will sort out the number of people who are new to the site compared to those who visit the site frequently.
In Conclusion Google Analytics has a lot going for it right now,If you are serious about SEO then it is a must have tool.
More and more features continue to pop up that make it very user friendly. When you need to find a report on a website, there’s no better place to check out website traffic than on Google Analytics.