Did you know that one Google Analytics account can capture and report data for up to 100 websites?
This lesson teaches you how to add your additional websites to your GA Account.
Create New Property
For some reason, Google Analytics calls your website that you want to connect a “property”. Hey, they’re Google, they can do whatever they like, right?
Currently, you can have up to 100 properties per Analytics account.
Here’s how to go about it:
Go to analytics.google.com and log in to your account.
In the left-hand menu, scroll down to the bottom and click Admin(the Gear icon).
This brings up a screen where you can select an existing property from a drop-down or create a new one.
Click the + Create Property button.
This will be what’s called a Google Analytics 4 property. This replaced the older UA property, which you can still create (for backwards compatibility) by clicking Show Advanced Options. You will not be doing this.
Give the property a name. It makes sense to use its website name here.
Set up your reporting time zone and currency and click Next.
You will enter your business information into the next screen.
Note that this information has no effect on your Google Analytics. It’s just stuff Google collects for statistical purposes. You can choose an Industry Category or leave it blank.
Fill it in as best you can and click the Create button.
Start Collecting Data
You will be collecting data from your website, so click Web.
The next step is to set up a data stream for your website.
Enter your website’s URL, give the data stream a name (your website’s name is fine) and click the Create Stream button.
This will create your Global Site Tag, which must be copied to your website in order for it to collect and send data to your Google Analytics account.
Global Site Tag
Click Add New On-Page Tag to get the actual code to be added.
Click the Copy icon to copy the code to the clipboard, ready to be pasted into your website.
Paste the Analytics Code into Your Website
Click on Thrive Dashboard in your site's WordPress menu and scroll to Analytics and Scripts.
Click the Manage Scripts button.
This will show any existing scripts and you can choose to add a new one.
Click the Add New button.
You can paste the Google Analytics script into the next screen.
Paste the copied script into the Script panel and click in the Script Label panel to bring up the automatic label Google Analytics.
Leave the Placement as Before </head> and tick both Inserted In check boxes.
Click the Continue button.
This will then show that the Analytics script has been added.
Click the Back to Dashboard button.
Third Party Plugins
If you want to install a third-party plugin to display Google Analytics data directly in the Admin area of your website, please refer to Module 2, Lessons 3 and 4 of this training.