We strongly recommend that you set up tracking of website statistics as soon as you create your website, as you will not be able to collect this data retrospectively.
You will need to use a dedicated third party service to generate reports for your website statistics. At present Google Analytics
is a very popular tool for tracking website statistics. However, there are alternative collection tools available, such as the open analytics platform, Piwik
Using Google Analytics
- You will need to register for a Google Analytics account: http://www.google.com/analytics/. You will not be able to use a @bristol.ac.uk email address to sign up without first requesting that this additional Google service is enabled on your UoB account. Please note you may be advised to set up a delegate Google account to manage the identity that owns your Google Analytics data. You may also opt to use a separate non UoB Google account.
- Once you have signed up you will need to set up your tracking code. More help can be found here: https://support.google.com/analytics/#topic=3544906
- Once you have done this you can then return to your blog and log in. Please note you will need to be a site administrator to complete the remaining steps.
- Click Plugins, from the left hand menu
- Search for “Google Analytics“
- Once you have found “Google Analytics by Yoast“, click Activate
- You should now have a new menu item, Analytics towards the top of the left hand menu
- Click Analytics > Settings
- From here you can manually enter your tracking code into the configuration page or authenticate with your Google account.