How to: Verify Google Analytics in WordPress Manually?

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Why Google Analytics?

Google Analytics Verification Manually in WordPress

The part why Google Analytics, because there is wide range of identifying the source to know who visits your site. Google Analytics track all that inorganic and organic data, and show that reports to us. This will show you about how your visitor came on your site either using search engines or by social media. This program will show you all the reports including the traffic sources, visits both (unique and returning each day), the pageviews, avg. duration of visitors how often they read your blog content and bounce away and also show you the right now real-time traffic source visitors.

Audience Overview in Google Analytics

Here a Real-Time Traffic Source by Google Analytics

Real time Traffic Sources Google Analytics right now

This tutorial will teach you about how you can verify your Google Analytics site profile without using a plugin. There is also a list of Top 10 WordPress plugins that enable us to verify our Google Analytics profile just by adding profile ID (UA-xxxxxxxx-x) code at certain place in plugin settings page which is the most easy way of verifying your Google Analytics profile rather than locating the codes in WordPress template.

Verify Google Analytics in WordPress

1. Sign-in to Google Analytics

2. Admin > New Account from the left hand side

How to add a site to Google Analytics

3. Fill out the complete information regarding your site

Filling out the Google Analytics form

4. On the next page you’ll see Google Analytics tracking code like this:

Java Script code provided by Google Analytics

5. Copy the Google Analytics tracking code and paste that code before closing </head> tag in header.php file or before closing tag </body> in footer.php  by going to Appearance > Editor > Header/Footer

Google Analytics tracking code in header php file

Verifying Google Analytics in Genesis

1. Go to Genesis > Theme Settings

2. Scroll at the bottom of the page and paste the code either in wp_head or wp_footer like this:

How to Use Google Analytics in Genesis

3. Click the button Save Settings

Verifying Google Analytics in Thesis

1. Go to Thesis > Site Options

2. Click Additional Scripts and then add the Google tracking code in text-area

Site Options Additional Scripts in Thesis verifying Google Analytics

3. Save all the changes now. You did it!

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