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How to add a new website to Google Analytics

It took me a couple of minutes to figure out how to add my new website to Google Analytics. I think I might not be the only one to to struggle so I have decided to create a short tutorial and show you how to do it.

Below you will find a video tutorial how to do is but before let’s put this information in an easy to digest list.

In order to add a new website to Google Analytics you need to:

  1. Head to analytics.google.com and log into your account.
  2. After logging on, in the left bottom corner, find an ADMIN link with gear icon and click on it.
  3. A new page will be shown with some information from your existing website. You should see three tabs: ACCOUNT, PROPERTY and VIEW. Click on the first on the left which is the your existing account name. It is really a drop down menu and you will see all your existing accounts listed. At the very bottom there is a link “Create a new account”. Click on it.
  4. Now you need to populate some boxes with the information. Put your new account name, website name and website URL. If you use SSL, use drop-down menu and choose https:// as the beginning of the website. Please also choose Industry Category and Reporting Time Zone. Below, you will find some data sharing options. They are marked by default but if you do not want to share your data, you can unmark them. Once you finished, click on the Get Tracking ID.
  5. A small window will pop up with the Terms of the service. You need to accept them.
  6. On the last page you will find a code snippet. Copy and paste this code as the first item into the of every webpage you want to track. If you already have a Global Site Tag on your page, simply add the config line from the snippet below to your existing Global Site Tag.
  7. Tracking code

The tracking should start and after a few hours you can see first results. I think it make sense to check next day if everything was set up correctly and the tracking works.

I mentioned that I had also prepared this tutorial in a video format. Here it is:

I hope you now know how to add a new website to your Google Analytics account. Please let me know if you have any question regarding this topic.

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