How to Add a Site in Google Analytics

Looking to add a new property in Google Analytics? Google Analytics allows you to have up to 50 properties in a single account. In this article, I will walk you through how to add a property in Google Analytics. Knowing How to Add a Site in Google Analytics is a major stepping stone for a beginner Online Business Owner.

Understanding Property, Account and View in Google Analytics & How to Add a Site in Google Analytics

Your Analytics profile consists of 3 different components. They are account, property and view.

  • Account: You should have at least one account to access the analytics report.
  • Property: A property can be a website or a mobile app that you’d like to track in Google Analytics.
  • View: A view is the access point for your reports. For example, within a property you can have different views for viewing all the data for, viewing only a specific subdomain, like or viewing only AdWords traffic.

A property in Google Analytics is associated with a unique tracking ID. If you are looking to add a new website for tracking in Google Analytics, you need to create a new property.

Now let’s take a look at how to add a new property in Google Analytics.

Step 1: Create a New Property in Google Analytics

Log into your Google Analytics profile and select the website in which you’d like to add a new property.

click on google analytics view

Now click on Admin in the left taskbar.

click admin

In the Property column, click on the dropdown menu, and then, click Create new property.

create new property

You can now specify details like Website Name, Website URL, Industry Category and Reporting Time Zone.

Fill in the info needed to create a Google Analytics account

Then click Get Tracking ID.

Step 2: Set Up Tracking on Your WordPress Website

After adding a property to your Google Analytics profile, the next step ion How to Add a Site in Google Analytics is to set up Google Analytics tracking on your property or website.

MonsterInsights (for instance) has a plugin that allows you to easily set up Google Analytics without having to manually copy and insert the tracking code into your WordPress website. I can set it up as part of a Support Plan or actually it would just be part of my Monthly WebSite Health & Monitoring Service for $25 a month!

Now, if YOU want to try it, start here:

First, log into your MonsterInsights account and download the plugin zip file.

Once you have the zip file, navigate to the site because you want to install MonsterInsights and go to the WordPress admin dashboard.

Then navigate to Plugins » Add New and click the Upload Plugin button at the top.

Add new plugin

On the next screen, you can click the Choose File button to select the zip file you just downloaded. Then click the Install Now button to upload the file and install the plugin on your site. Then click Activate Plugin.

Install a Plugin in WordPress

After the plugin is activated, you’ll see a few messages at the top of your dashboard. To set up your Google Analytics account with MonsterInsights, click the Google Analytics settings link.

Configure GA Settings

This will bring you to the Insights » Settings menu. Now you can click the Authenticate with your Google account button to start the process.

Authenticate with Google Analytics and MonsterInsights

On the next screen, select your Google account.

MonsterInsights Authentication - Select Your Google Account Next, allow MonsterInsights the permissions.

Finally, select your website’s profile, click the I’m not a robot button, and then click Complete Authentication.Select the Website Profile you want to Authenticate with MonsterInsights

Wow, now you’re a web developer & know

Google Analytics!

That’s it! You’re all set.

It can take a few hours for Google Analytics to start collecting data.

We hope this tutorial helped you to add a new property in Google Analytics. And now you know How to Add a Site in Google Analytics.

If you’re looking test what works best on your site by conducting A/B tests, you may need to set up Google Optimize on your site.  And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more Google Analytics tutorials.

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