Statistics tell a lot about your site performance. Whether you want to know how many visits your site gets, where your visitors come from, or which of your posts or pages get the most clicks, you can track everything. Google Analytics is the most widely used statistics tracking tool that you can use to get detailed stats on your site performance.
If you’re running a WordPress powered website, there are some great news for you. You can now access all of your Google Analytics reports right from your dashboard using Google Analytics WD plugin. It gives you detailed reports in comprehensive colorful charts and allows you to compare reports from different periods and download them in PDF or CSV files.
Installation of Google Analytics WD plugin
To be able to access your reports, you’ll have to download and activate the plugin either from WordPress plugin directory or from the plugin’s official website. Once you download the plugin, it will ask you for account authentication, which is basically asking for permission to access your data. After you provide your GA tracking code the plugin will start doing its work.
Tracking using Google Analytics WD plugin
To get the plugin reporting interactions on your site, you’ll have to first configure the tracking settings. It’s the first page the plugin will take you after authentication, where you can enable/disable some of the essential tracking settings. Below the tracking options you’ll find custom dimensions, which are the dimensions which Google Analytics doesn’t automatically track. Those allow you to track data based on logged in users, post types, specific tags and categories, authors, etc.
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# Overview – Google Analytics WD plugin
Google Analytics WD comes with an overview page, where you can quickly view some of your site’s stats. The overview page offers quick reports for real time visitors, audience, site visitors, browsers and locations. Just make sure to select the reporting period and the site you want to get reports for.
# Reports – Google Analytics WD plugin
This is the page where you can find all of your site reports. Google Analytics WD comes with a number of built-in report types that cover almost everything happening on your site, from user geolocations to Adsense and Adwords reports. Find the full list of the reporting types below.
# Custom reports on Google Analytics
# Goal Management From Google Analytics plugin
# Settings – Google Analytics WD plugin
With Google analytics WD you can set alerts, that will keep you informed about the highest or lowest number of sessions, users, bounces or session durations on your website. Setting an alert is super easy, you just have to fill in the relevant fields, provide your email address, and configure some other options. The notifications can be sent daily, weekly or monthly, based on the conditions you select.
You can also set to get Pushover notifications on any of your tablets or smartphone.
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Google Analytics WD is a great tool to track your site’s performance and get detailed reports about everything happening on your site. It’s super easy to set up and customize and has a very straightforward backend. Check out plugin demo and the detailed user guide to learn more about it.
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