Adding Google Analytics to Virteom Websites

Adding Google Analytics to Virteom Websites

Adding Google Analytics to a Website

Search for Google Analytics in Google and then click on the home page.

Search for Google Analytics in Google and then click on the home page.

Google Analytics Official Website – Web Analytics & Reporting

In the upper right of the screen, Login. You can use the Virteom gmail account to login and add the new client here.

Google Analytics Official Website  13 Web Analytics & Reporting

Add a new Analytics Account

To add an Analytics account, click "Admin"

Add a new Analytics Account

Add Google Analytics

1. Click on the "Account" dropdown.
2. Click "Create New Account"

Add Google Analytics

Add Account Settings

Fill in all of the website information. And then scroll to the bottom of the screen.

Add Account Settings

Get Tracking ID

At the bottom of the screen get the tracking ID

Get Tracking ID

Accept Googles Terms of Service

Accept Googles Terms of Service

Set key_value in DB

In the sync_config table of your new site's database, find the records for "Google Analytics Username" and "Google Analytics Password". Make sure that the "key_value" property is set to "default" for both of these.

Set key_value in DB

Getting the Tracking Code

For Virteom powered websites you DO NOT need the tracking script. All you ned is to copy the large account number that starts with UA-...

Getting the Tracking Code

Find the Google Analytics View ID

Click the back arrow or "Admin'"in the navigation bar to get back to the Administration screen. Find the third collumn titled "view" and click "view settings" there.

Find the Google Analytics View ID

Save the Google Analytics View ID

Now find 'View ID' near the top of the form and save the number you find here. You will add it to your site's configuration settings shortly.

Save the Google Analytics View ID

FTP to Config File

FTP out to the live production site and open up the production config file. Make sure to only add this tracking code to the production config file and not your development config files so that the tracking only trackes the live site and not your local development sites.

FTP to Config File

Add the Tracking Code to the Config File

At the top of the config file on line 8 is a Google variable called $goog_ua_tracking_account. Add the UA-XXXXXXXX-1 code here that you just copied out of the new Google Analytics account you created. Save this file back to the server and you have finished adding the tracking code.

Add the Tracking Code to the Config File

Add Google Analytics View ID to System Configuration

Log into Virteom on the site you just added. Navigate through the tools to System -> Configuration. Under the "Categories'" header, find Analytics - > Google Analytics ID. Change "Value" to the Google Analytics View ID you saved earlier.

Add Google Analytics View ID to System Configuration

Check Code

Use Firebug in the browser and go to the site you just added the code for and make sure you see the Google Analytics code running under the Net tab. You should also see the 'utmac' ID you just added with the same tracking code number you added in the config file outputting in the params tab.

Check Code
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Posted By Dan Carbone in WebsiteSetup, GoogleAnalytics

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