Google Analytics

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

Google AnalyticsGoogle Analytics is a freemium service from Google that allows anyone a website to monitor and create reports of their visitors.

To implement Google Analytics JavaScript code is added to each page you want to track. If you are using WordPress you can install a WordPress plugin that can implement the code for you. Once added and online your pages will begin to track visitors.

Google Analytics features

  • Dozens of charts that can show visitor information, top pages, and much more.
  • Can integrate with your search to find search terms being used on the site.
  • Custom alerts and reports that can be delivered to you or anyone who has access to your reports.
  • Real-time statistics that can show how many people are visiting, from where, and what pages are being viewed.
  • Can be integrated with other Google products including AdWords, Webmaster Tools, Website Optimizer, and others.

Google Analytics history

Google Analytics was created from Google's purchase of Urchin on April 2005 and was later launched on November 14, 2005.

Related pages

Bounce, Google, Hit, Internet terms, Page view, Visit