Measure Your Popularity

In case you created a website (or a profile page which allows you to enter HTML code) it may be interesting to see how many people actually visit your digital base.

Google (also) has an answer for this. It’s called google analytics. Basically, you can subscribe to this feature for free. You’ll receive a script, which you have to implement in a specific part of your own code.
Once this is done, every visit to your page will be logged and send to google analytics.

Here you can create a dashboard with a few reports, which allow you to analyze your traffic. Like this you can see which page is visited most and you can maybe even derive which improvements you’ll have to make.

You can start from

I’ve done this once (a VEEERRRYYYY long time ago :P)… And I managed to find some traffic of the past and to take a screenshot.
So.. it will look a little like this (with hopefully more traffic).

This is the code you should implement once you have an account:

<script type=”text/javascript”>
var gaJsHost = ((“https:” == document.location.protocol) ? “https://ssl.” : “http://www.“);
document.write(unescape(“%3Cscript src='” + gaJsHost + “‘ type=’text/javascript’%3E%3C/script%3E”));
<script type=”text/javascript”>
var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker(“UA-xxxxxx-x“);
} catch(err) {}

replace the xxxxxx-x with your account number.

This script should be pasted right after the </body> tag of each page you’d like to track.

Good luck!


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