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.
What is MonsterInsights?
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. MonsterInsights 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 WordPress Google Analytics Plugin
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.
Download the MonsterInsights Plugin
Plugin Installation and Activation
Connect to Google Analytics
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.