So you’re ready to start tracking your website data and you thought: How do I Create a Google Analytics Code?

Great let’s started. What you’ll need before we start:

A Google account – that’s it.

Now head to: https://analytics.google.com/ and log in. You’ll need to answer some questions for T&C related stuff. Once you’ve done that add the URL of your site (www.heyburt.co.uk for me).

For your account name enter whatever you want the website to be called and finally select your timezone.

Some more agreeing to be done – then you’ll be able to see the code – Copy and paste this into a word document.

So How do I Create a Google Analytics Code – it’s as easy as that! Now you have your code you’ll need to know How do I Install a Google Analytics Code…which is handy.

How do I Create a Google Analytics Code if I already have an Account?

If you already have a Google account go to https://analytics.google.com/ and log in. Click the Admin button, select the account you want to use:

Now click the Property dropdown and select New Property

The next screen you get to choose some specifics:

  • Website Name: The name of your website (pretty simple)
  • Websute URL: The address of the website in the style of http://www.websitename.com or websitename.com (depending how you set it up)
  • Category: Select from the dropdown
  • Reporting Time Zone: Select the time zone you’re in.That’s it! It’s pretty simple really isn’t it.

Looking for some more guidance on what to do next? Head to our post How to Install a Google Analytics Code and then discover How to use Google Analytics with our next post!

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