100 Websites

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.

49 Admin

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.

50 Create Property Button

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.

51 Create New Property

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.

52 Enter Business Details

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.

Now to start collecting data!

Start Collecting Data

53 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.

54 Set up Data Stream

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

22 Get Your Global Site Tag

Click Add New On-Page Tag to get the actual code to be added.

23 Copy the Global Site Tag

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.

24 Thrive Dashboard Manage Scripts

Click the Manage Scripts button.

This will show any existing scripts and you can choose to add a new one.

25 Add a New Script

Click the Add New button.

You can paste the Google Analytics script into the next screen.

26 Paste the Script

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.

27 Analytics Script 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.

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