How to use Google Analytics to Improve your Farm Blog

farm blogs can use google analytics too

Improve your farm blog using Google Analytics, a free tool that can help you with design, keywords and more. It is easy to use; once you set up the account, you will need to apply the code to your website. This is generated by setting up a profile for the site you will be tracking.

Improve your farm blog using Google Analytics, a free tool that can help you with design, keywords and more. It is easy to use; once you set up the account, you will need to apply the code to your website. This is generated by setting up a profile for the site you will be tracking. The unique script that is generated can be added to your template once when using Blogger, WordPress or Tumblr and the theme will transmit the code to every page and post created. If your farm blog site is custom-built, the code will need to be inserted manually on each page. Copy and paste the JavaScript code from Google Analytics to the area above the </head> tag on your page. This does not change the look of your site. 

After your farm blog is connected to Google Analytics, choose the ‘View Report’ icon on the beginning screen and you will be directed to the main dashboard. The left column of the dashboard will have all the different data that is provided by Google Analytics. You will be able to see a variety of information about the people who are visiting your site. From where they are located to what browser is used to arrive at your site, the visitor section provides a wealth of information. 

The ‘Traffic Sources’ section is very informative, providing you with keywords that were used to search for your farm blog and other sites that link to your page. The ‘Content’ section will show you which pages are the most popular as well as how visitors are entering and exiting your pages. The ‘Goals’ tab is beneficial for providing information about registrations, purchases and downloads. This is especially helpful if you are seeking established objectives. 

Are you selling items on your farm blog site? If so, the ‘Ecommerce’ tab will show all the information needed for merchandise, transactions and the proceeds from site. The date can be adjusted to track the analytical information by quarter, week, day or the timeframe that you choose. It is even possible to compare the date ranges by choosing ‘Comparison’ under ‘Date Range.’

In addition to the wealth of information that can be gained by using Google Analytics for your farm blog, you can email the reports. One of the great things about emailing – they may be sent immediately or scheduled as a recurring email report.