Have you ever wanted to show your Google Analytics publicly ? Probably if you sell advertising on your blog and you want to make money from your blogger job , your traffic is one of the key aspects that an advertiser must consider before investing in your blog. However , show your Google Analytics publicly is something that Google itself never made it simple and easy to implement . However, there is a plugin called Google Analyticator which allows you through some settings , publicly display their stats and traffic. The colleagues wplift created an interesting guide who helped us to better understand the features of this powerful plugin . Let’s see:
Download the Google Analyticator plugin, and then upload it to your wp-content folder / plugins via its FTP. If you wish, you can even upload through your WordPress admin panel by clicking Plugins> Add New> Upload> Install Now.
Once you have uploaded your plugin, visit your plugins page and click “activate” to your plugin to be active and ready to use. Now you will certainly get to see a new menu on the left side of your WordPress dashboard called “Google Analytics” just below the “Settings” section. Click this new menu to start the plugin configuration.
SETTING THE PLUG
The first thing to do is authenticate your plugin with your Google Analytics account by clicking the link that says “Click here to login to Google” and then clicking on “Ensuring Access” link. You will then be redirected back to the page of the plugin, and in the “Google Analytics account:” you can choose which site or blog you want to synchronize.
In the sub -menu ” Advanced Settings” there are a number of options to prevent Google Analytics to record visits to your site performed by Administrators , Editors , Authors , etc. You can choose the option to not record any activity coming from registered and connected users on your site – you are deciding whether to activate or not this option.
Still in the ” Advanced Settings” there is a section called tracking links – you can record clicks records on external links and files for download, for example. If you intend to use this option , enter a file extension to the tracking downloads (.mp3 .zip etc ) . You can also assign prefixes to their outbound links and their download links. Source system calls them ” outgoing ” and ” download” .
The last part of the ” Advanced Settings ” menu are boxes where you can put your Adsense ID if you have your Analytics linked to your Adsense account. You can still decide who sees your analytics box in your admin panel . If you only set for administrators , no one else will have access to your analytics .
SHOW WIDGET TO THE PUBLIC
Now that you have configured your plugin , you have to add a new widget to display your stats publicly. In your WordPress admin panel , go to ” Appearance” > ” Widgets” and you will see there a new widget called “Google Analytics Stats” . Then just set up according to their needs .