Google Analytics is the world’s most popular service for tracking statistics on websites and apps. If you run a website or have a blog you more than likely will want to use Google Analytics to keep track on how well your site is performing. If you ever wish to sell your website or app, having data from Google Analytics can make the difference in selling your site for a little or selling it for a lot.
WordPress is the most popular platform for bloggers in the world and there doesn’t seem to be anything that will take its place anytime soon. It is flexible and easy to use but out of the box it does leave a lot of room for improvement. This guide will walk you through the steps I take when I set up every new WordPress blog, either for me or for my clients.
This post will assume you have your own hosting environment already setup and have access to it so you can upload files.