Chart your site’s success with Google analytics

stairs up and down

stairs up and down

  1. Visit Google’s Analytics site
  2. Sign in or create an account
  3. Add your domain name (referred to as a property)
  4. Select Universal Analytics
  5. Select a method to verify your setup:
    1. tracking code which is pasted into each web page
    2. an HTML file which is placed in the root directory of your hosting  – Red E can help with this
  6. Check your site is verified in Google Analytics

From your Google Analytics account you can check sitemaps are working, add more sites, add more users and of course track your site visitors, the devices they use, popular pages etc.

Share the love

Add Social Share and Social Follow buttons to your site with Add This. Red E explains how to share the love.

Wacky pair of lovers to illustrate like and share social media buttons

Like and share

WordPress users – install the Share by AddThis and Follow by AddThis plugins.

Dreamweaver and HTML editors – generate code at the Add This site and paste it directly into pages or templates in Code view.

Contribute users – generate code at the Add This site and Red E will add the code to pages or templates for you.

MailChimp users – add Social Share and Social Follow content blocks. Drag them onto your newsletter and edit the block to display your choice of icons.

Display Follow buttons prominently but put Share buttons after content because you can’t expect visitors to decide to share your content before they have read it.

Track responses in the Add This analytics.