In this step-by-step Guide. We will show you how to install WordPress Google Analytics plugin “MonsterInsights”. You will learn how to do it both manually via FTP and plugin menu in the WordPress Dashboard.
MonsterInsights is a WordPress Plugin that makes your website tracking a lot easier. The plugin allows you to easily integrate, and customize Google Analytics Service into your website.
The MonsterInsights plugin comes in Free and Pro versions. The free version offers all tracking features needed on a pretty much basic site setup. Some of the features in free version includes;
- Trafic reports and metric dashboard
- Outbound links or Downloads Tracking
- Simple instalation
The pro version includes all the free version features plus the following;
- 404 error page tracking
- Adsense tracking
- Custom reports creation
- Popular post/page tracking
All in all it’s a matter of choice. However, if you are looking for more robust Analytics reports data from within your dashboard. We strongly recommend you to consider the pro version. It offers more advanced features even for ecommerce sites. It comes with a dedicated Woocomerce and Easy Digital Downloads integration addon.
INSTALL MONSTERINSIGHTS PLUGIN IN WORDPRESS
Analytics data plays an important role. Understanding your website visitors is crucial. It enables web-masters run successful blogs or ecommerce sites. While, at the same time keeping up with the trends. So to pull in data that shows you how your visitors interact with your website. All you need is one plugin “MosnsterInsights”. The plugin can be installed via the search, install process or manual upload.
Time needed: 15 minutes.
To start tracking your site traffic. Here is how to setup the Analytics MonsterInsights Plugin.
- Download the Plugin
To get started, download the MonsterInsights plugin from the official site. There are several purchase options to choose from. Or you can go with a striped down free version if it cuts your needs.
First, log in to your MonsterInsights account by clicking the Login link at the top of the page. Then click the Downloads tab and then the Download link on the right next to the MonsterInsights Pro plugin.
- Plugin Installation and Activation
Next step, install and activate the MonsterInsights plugin. If you have gone for the Pro version. You can do a manual upload via the plugin menu. Or through an FTP client such as Filezilla Client. For the free version, search and install it from your dashboard plugin directory.
When you have the download file, go to your site where you want to install MonsterInsights . Then navigate to Plugins » Add New and click the Upload Plugin button at the top. Then Choose the plugin file you just downloaded from the Monsterinsights Site.
- Plugin Setup
To activate the Pro version you’ll need to enter your license key. You can find your license key on your My Account page. When you have your license head over to Insights » Settings to enter your license key, and then click the Verify Key button. Finally, the fun part. Head over to the “Settings” panel under the new “Insights” Menu. Then click the button to “Authenticate” with your Google Analytics Account. T
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CONNECT TO GOOGLE ANALYTICS
After you install MonsterInsights, it makes the connection process a lot simpler. In a few clicks with no coding required. However, for this to work, you will need a Google Analytics account. And at least one Property setup. Learn more on “How to Create an Analytics Account” and add an “Analytics Property”.
Google Analytics helps you learn more about your audience. Their most preferred device, country of origin, their interests and more. Google Analytics is a widely used and most powerful free analytics service. And when powered up with MonsterInsights, the possibilities are endless.