Track traffic with Google Analytics

With Google Analytics, you can track traffic to the details page of your extension or app in the Google Chrome Web Store. Here’s how you can you set up Google Analytics and see data reports for your details page.

Before you get started

  1. Set up a Google Analytics account if you don't already have one.
  2. To learn how to get started with Google Analytics, see the Getting Started Guide.

Set up Google Analytics for your app or extension details page

  1. Sign in to Google Analytics.
  2. Go to the Overview page.
  3. In the top-right corner, click the "My Analytics Accounts" menu and select Create New Account.
    • Though you can create a new profile for a Google Analytics account you already have, it’s a good idea to create a new account for each app or extension. That way, the data for your details page won’t be affected by data from any other websites or details pages you might have.
  4. Once your account is created, click its name on the Overview page.
  5. Look for the Google Analytics Profile ID next to the URL for your details page. IDs look like this: UA-123123-1
  6. After you’ve found your ID, sign in to the Chrome Web Store's Developer Dashboard.
  7. Find the details page you'd like to track and click Edit.
  8. A new page will appear. Enter or paste your Profile ID into the "Google Analytics ID" field.
  9. Click Publish changes.
  10. Data on your details page should show up in your Analytics account within 24 hours.

If it’s been more than 24 hours and your data still isn’t showing up, see these troubleshooting tips for help.

Get Google Analytics reports for your extension or app details page

Once you’ve set up Google Analytics for your details page, you’ll start automatically collecting data about the people who visit your details page. This data is organized into reports.

To view a report:

  1. Sign in to Google Analytics.
  2. Go to the Overview page.
  3. Click the account you created for your details page.
  4. If you have multiple profiles in this account, click View report next to the appropriate profile.

To learn about the different types of reports you can get in Google Analytics, go to the Google Analytics Help Center.