Configure Google Analytics for Google Sites

Curious where your site's traffic is coming from or how people navigate around your site? You can add Google Analytics to your site to help monitor your site's traffic:

Creating a new account in Google Analytics

  1. If you have already signed up for Google Analytics or you have a Google Account (in other words, you use any other Google service, such as Google Sites), sign in to your account.new window If you do not have an account, go to the Google Analytics signup page, new window click Sign up now, and follow the prompts to create a Google Analytics account.

  2. We recommend you create a new Analytics account for each of your sites. On the Overview, select Create new account... from the My Analytics Accounts drop-down menu.

  3. On the New Account Signup page, enter the URL of your site:

    • If you've mapped your Google site to another web address, such as www.example.com, enter that address.

    • If you haven't mapped your site to another web address, you need to enter your full site address, such as sites.google.com/site/example.

  4. Also on the New Account Signup page, enter what you want to call this account in the Account Name box, then select your country and time zone. Then click "Continue."

  5. On the Accept User Agreement page, read the Google Analytics Terms of Service. If you agree with these, click the box next to Yes, I agree to the above terms and conditions then click "Create New Account."

  6. The next page contains a javascript code. You can ignore this code and click "Save and Finish."

Linking your Google Analytics account and your Google Site

  1. After you create your new Google Analytics account, you will be directed to you Google Analytics profile screen, where the name of your tracked site should appear, followed by a Google Analytics account number in the format, 'UA-XXXXXXXX-X.' Copy this code -- known as your Analytics Web Property ID -- and go to the site that you want to track with Google Analytics.

  2. On your site, click the More Actions drop-down menu and select Manage Site.

  3. Under the Site Settings section, click General.

  4. Click the box next to Enable Google Analytics for this site and then enter your Analytics Web Property ID in the associated box.

  5. Click "Save changes."

It can take up to 24 hours for Analytics to detect your tracking code. To check if your site is being tracked, sign in to Google Analytics, go to your profile screen and look at the Website Profile tracking status message new window next to the site.