Adding analytics

Note: This article refers to the legacy version of the Website Builder. If you signed up to the HostPapa Website Builder after March 11 2020, you’re on the new version of the Website Builder. For help, go here.

HostPapa Website Builder makes it easy for you to add Google Analytics to your site. Here’s how to get started:

Step 1:
Go to Google Analytics and click on Sign Up Now (located underneath the Access Analytics button).

Google Analytics Home Screen

Step 2:
On the next screen, click Sign Up.

Step 3:
On the Create New Account page, fill in the details required. The Account Name is the name that will appear in your Google Analytics reports. Once you’re finished, agree to the Terms and Conditions and click Create Account.

Step 4:
You will be taken directly to the Tracking Code section so that you can copy the code provided and add it to your website. Copy the Web Property ID tracking code provided (located in the Tracking Status Information section). The code will look something like this: UA-23459878-1.

Google Analytics Tracking Code Screen

Step 5:
Go to back to your website builder and open up your site.

  1. Click on Site > Tracking > Google Analytics.
  2. Paste your Google Analytics tracking code into the Google Analytics ID field.
  3. Click on the X in the top right corner to save the change.

Please note: Once you have added the code, you shouldn’t see anything on your page. It is an invisible tracking code that sends the information to your Google Analytics account.

Google Analytics ID Screen

Step 6:
Republish your site by clicking the Publish button.

Your site will then be verified and you can log in to your Google Analytics account to find out all the information you want to know about the people who have visited your site. Please be aware that it takes 24 hours for Google Analytics to collect the first batch of data about your site.

Check out this link for more information on getting started with Google Analytics: How To: Get started with Google Analytics.

The following options are also available:

Webtrends has great analytics tools that are in some instances better than Google Analytics, but the catch is that you have to pay for them. They offer a unique One View approach to your website offering and clientele which is very useful.

Clicky is a web analyzer that tracks a high level of detail on every visitor. Once you create an account, add one or more websites to that account. For each website you register, you are given two lines of HTML code to place on your website (this code is unique for each registered site). Clicky offers a free plan plus several premium plans.

Please note: There are many more and we have selected just three.

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