Google Analytics Setup Video – 6 minutes

Wow. I am overwhelmed (in a good way).

When 41 requests asking for the Google Analytics setup video came into my blog in the first hour after I casually asked if you wanted it, I was surprised. But at the time of this writing, there are now over 110 requests for the video — which is a VERY high response rate for a blog — at least for mine.

So it looks like YOU WANT IT. Yes? 

Since this kind of step-by-step training is apparently in such demand, I took a little extra time to make it extra clear for you.

Here’s the thing, though…

It’s not worth my time unless YOU actually get Analytics set up on your site. I got Analytics set up on the video in about 5 minutes, it turns out. And I’m guessing that you — even if you fumble around a bit — can get it done in under 10, no problem.

Believe me, it’s WORTH your time to get good statistics about your website. Everything depends on it — your TRAFFIC depends on it, your CONVERSION depends on it, and YOUR ENTIRE WEB BUSINESS depends on it.

So go watch the video, and then immediately go set up Analytics on your site.

A few more things before you go, though.

There was a comment about my last blog post that cut right to the heart of the matter…
It was from Elaine G, who said

A few weeks ago I set up Google analytics on my landing pages. I get so little traffic there is nothing to measure.

Elaine, I feel your pain. I really do, because I can remember when I first started out online — I had exactly the same problem. But your question is the heart of the matter! YOUR QUESTION IS THE REASON for the Traffic Course PRECISELY.

You need traffic, and I intend to help you get it.

It’s good that you’ve got Analytics installed. Now, let’s fill it up.

I got a comment from Richard who might actually make the case for Analytics better than I have. He boils it down to four short words:

Great vid Mark. I … For IMer’s the old saying "You Snooze You Loose" should be "No Tracking, Cash Lacking". Great stuff as always, Mark.

Very true, Richard. I couldn’t have said ti better myself.

And David C. posted a comment that I wanted to reply to.

Very Timely, I just started looking at GA yesterday. I began working with it, but Goog’s instructions are as usual not very user friendly. Looking forward to your video on GA so I can start using it effectively.

David, the reason I made this video was because you NEED good tracking if you’re going to start working on traffic, and…

There are not a lot of Teachers who really remember what it was like to be a student.

I’m still learning things myself — like all this video stuff. I’m new to it. And I’ve got to rely on SUB-PAR canned training, and the advice of gurus and experts to help me. And believe me, when some expert tells me to do X but doesn’t tell me HOW to do X, I get frustrated.


In fact, things like that have delayed this course substantially, and besides getting me a bit angry (yes, ANGRY), it keeps me grounded and keeps me looking at EVERYTHING I DO through the eyes of a STUDENT.

I hope that comes across in this video. Your comments on the video will help me make the course as effective and simple as possible.

So go watch the video now, go install Analytics on your own site, and then let me know what you think. I REALLY want to know.

Scroll back up and click PLAY. Then scroll down and leave your comment.


To Your Success,

–Mark Widawer

P.S. The video itself is actually nine and a half minutes long, but that’s because I wanted to set some context for you at the beginning, and give you some action steps at the end. So please don’t comment that I went 3 minutes over. <grin> 

The actual "how to do it" part of the video (which starts when I say "start the timer") is UNDER six minutes.

It’s easy, and you should be able to do it almost as quickly.

So scroll up and watch it now, and let me know how you do!


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57 Responses to “Google Analytics Setup Video – 6 minutes”

  1. [...] To checkout these above mentioned steps in action you can watch this demo video by Mark Widawer [...]

  2. I love your video but I am not sure i have all the information needed to add the code to main pages. I added it to the bottom of the HTML code as described. I added it to the bottom of all my main pages (not sure if it was needed) When I go to my Analytics settings page it kind of looks like the one you show but shows a yield sign with ! and there is no option to check the status. HELP!!!! Thanks! S

  3. Mark Widawer says:

    Hello Scarlett.
    You need to own the website you put analytics on. I’m not aware of your being able to add analytics to someone else’s site, like Ning, Facebook, etc, even though you can update a page. I just don’t think Google will log the data.
    So just put Analytics on your own pages. I think you’ll have an easier time of it.

  4. Ria says:

    Hi Mark,

    Nice video! I just have one question, how do I setup the video player so that google analytics can track number of visitors playing the video and the percentage played?


  5. walt utyro says:

    mark, i have a product that should be selling millions of units not just dollars but its not. our product blows the back2life out of the water as far as effectiveness and how many different areas of pain it works on. back2life sells over 100 thousand units a month but they also advertise everywhere with infomercials. can you look at our site and give me a call. I know it needs help but but dont have a clue. thanx walt 602 625 9803. ps i have spent 100s of hours reading the gurus but lets be honest you guys are mostly selling to people wanting to make money not people wanting a product for pain relief.

  6. hayes says:

    hi mark. Saw the video, you could easily apply for professorship.

    My Question is: The google code in google analytics.
    Do you need the dreamweaver or other programme to upload the code to the website?

    Could i not just copy and paste it, save it, then re-start or refresh the website.

    Or what are the alternatives of doing it yourself without these expensive programmes like dreamweaver?

    You may write to me if you wish at my email ad: Or through the website:

    Warm regards

  7. Maria says:

    Hi Mark. I just came across your video on setting up Google Analytics on youtube. It’s absolutely brilliant. I’ve been dreading setting it up for a while but it turned out to be so easy. Thank you so much!

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