Tag: Google Analytics
Install Google Analytics in WordPress with Google Site Kit
Google Analytics is by far the most popular site-analytics system in the world. This fact has many causes, but one unarguable one is that it helps that Google Analytics is free. With or without that as a cause, it’s common to need to install GA in WordPress. I always use a plugin (though I’m pretty agnostic about which). Here’s why:
See Google Data in WordPress with the Site Kit Plugin
There’s a lot to love about integrating Google into your WordPress site. For one, most of us are running WordPress sites (at least in part) to make sure that our websites rank well in Google. What’s more, we’re also probably (I know I can’t be the only human with this problem) not checking in on how we’re doing in Google Analytics, Search Console, or other tools as much as would be strategic for our business. All these reasons and more are why you should use the new Google Site Kit plugin for WordPress. It’ll give you Google Analytics data right in your WordPress dashboard. For free!
How to Build a Google Data Studio Dashboard
From an internet marketing firm called Data Driven Labs comes this outstanding introduction to Google Data Studio, a Google product I’d like to know a lot more about.
Getting Rid of Google Analytics Spam Languages
Google Analytics spam has been a common problem for a while, but it seems to me that in the last few months it’s gotten markedly worse. Whether that’s just my perception or the reality of the situation, I’m not sure. What I am sure of is that it is annoying that and the latest place the spammers are identifying themselves as flooding you with bad data is in the “Language” that Google Analytics reports for them. We noticed the issue a few months back here on WPShout, but hadn’t gotten around to finding the solution.