Google Analytics is a powerful tool that provides key insights into business website performance. The resulting data gives you a better understanding of where your site traffic comes from, helping determine where to best dedicate marketing efforts. This complex tool is often difficult to navigate when searching for key metrics. However, liveedit has removed the pain of sifting through its many features providing an easy-to-use dashboard that lives within your business website.
Follow the steps below to properly set up your Google Analytics account so an easy-to-read data stream can be displayed within your website’s analytics dashboard.
Please make sure you have connected and launched your own domain name before completing the below steps. If you have not launched your website, please see our guide here: How to launch your website (Going Live)
Please Note: This feature is only included with the Growth Essential Package
- Step 1: Visit the Google Analytics Website
- Step 2: Once Logged In
- Step 3: Property Setup
- Step 4: Business Information
- Step 5: Data Streams
- Step 6: Web Stream Details
- Step 7: Give liveedit access to your account.
- Step 8: Seeing Data
Step 1: Visit the Google Analytics Website
Visit https://google.com/analytics and then click Get Started Today to create an account. If you already have an existing Google account, feel free to log in with that.
Step 2: Once Logged In
Go to the Admin section and select Create Account. Name your account and leave benchmarking, technical support, and account specialists checked. Click Next.
Step 3: Property Setup
Name your property (your business name is the best option). Select your time zone and currency. Click Next.
Step 4: Business Information
This section will not impact the analytics dashboard, but you may make selections for your Google Analytics account. Click Create.
Step 5: Data Streams
Select the Web platform option. Enter your Website URL and Stream name. Click Create Stream.
Please Note: Make sure you enter your connected custom domain and not the built-in ".liveeditaurora.com" one.
Step 6: Web Stream Details
Next, under Google Tag, select View Tag Instructions. Select Install Manually then copy the provided code snippet and then install it into the Universal Analytics Global Site Tag (GTAG.JS) box. Please also feel free to send the code over in a support ticket and we can install it on your behalf as well.
Step 7: Give liveedit access to your account.
Within your Google Analytics account, click on the Admin section and then click Account Access Management.
Next, click the + icon in the upper right corner and then click Add Users. Add firstname.lastname@example.org to the email address field then set the permission level to Editor.
Once you've added liveedit's email address, our team will set up your Analytics Dashboard, which may take up to 5 business days.
Step 8: Seeing Data
Once your Analytics Dashboard is set up, you can view the data under the Analytics Dashboard within the Dashboard section.