To track blog traffic and analyze other browsing activities is must. For this this purpose you can setup Google Analytics with Blogger. So no need to edit Blogger Theme anymore to use Google Analytics with Blogger. If you are using custom Blogger Theme then you have to do a minor changes. More details about the change is given below in this post. Blog (Tracking) stats are now available on Blogger dashboard but these stats includes your visits too and these stats are not reliable as Google Analytics. If you want to earn with your blog and blogging skills then proper tracking and promotion of your blog is very necessary. To track a blog or website Google Analytics is among the best tools. Most people search through Google Search, Advertise their products and services with Google Adwords and Publish ads through Google Adsense.

Setup Google Analytics

Setup Google Analytics with Blogger

Objective of this article is to learn ‘How to setup Google Analytics with Blogger?’. (For both ‘Version 2’ Blogger templates and custom designed templates).

For this purpose follow these steps –

1. Open Google Analytics home page- http://www.google.com/analytics.

Further following screen shots will guide you in better manner –

1 – Create Google Analytics Account

Step 1 - Create Google Analytics Account
2 – Use Google account if already have or sign up for Google account

Step 2 - Use Google account if already have

3 – Sign up for Google Analytics accounts

Step 3 - Sign up for Google Analytics accounts

4 and 5 – Fill all the information asked and required to get tracking code

Step 4 and 5 - Fill all the information asked and required to get tracking code

6 and 7 – Select your country and accept license agreement

Step 6 and 7 - Select your country and accept license agreement

8, 9 and 10 – Get Tracking ID, Do domain settings and Save changes

Step 8, 9 and 10 - Get Tracking ID, Do domain settings and Save changes

I believe this will be helpful for better blogging experience.

Now we talk about a custom Blogger Theme in which Analytics Code is not present and tracking is not working…

Fix Google Analytics Tracking for custom Blogger template

1. Go to Dashboard › Select a Blog › Template › Edit HTML
2. Now search for following code

<b:include data='blog' name='google-analytics'/>

3. If this code exists then everything is okay. If code is not present then copy and paste this code just above </body> tag
body tag –

</body>

4. Now save this theme.

If you are an advance user and want to use Universal Analytics Tracking Code then remove following code from Blogger Theme and paste universal Google Analytics tracking code in place of this.

<b:include data='blog' name='google-analytics'/>

If still have any query then please leave comment(s).