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Using Updated Google Analytics on HubPages

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Setting Up Google Analytics

One of the choice reasons writers join HubPages, aside from the love of writing, is the opportunity to earn some money. Who doesn't want to get paid doing what you love, right? So, whether you're a new member, or an old one sitting on the fence, this article is for you. And for HubPages, the setup is super easy, if you know where to look. That’s where YouTube proved, once again, to be an invaluable resource with Elevate Digital providing the super simple solution we all need.

Google Analytics Setup Step 1

Google Analytics #1

Google Analytics #1

First steps

First, you will need a Google account, sign up for a new or additional account, which includes the email you will use. Log into the Google Analytics website here with the same email address and password you will use for this account. Next, find the admin gear at the bottom left to set up a new property. Don’t worry about duplicate accounts because you set up 100 different track IDs so you can spread them around.

Google Analytics Setup Step 2

Google Analytics #2

Google Analytics #2

Second step

Second, follow the steps to set up the property, which in this case will be HubPages. Then you will click “next” to move on to the feature HubPages requires, but Google has hidden with their update. You should see in faded script the “Create Universal Analytics property” with a slider button on the right. Swipe that button to the right and the selection you’re looking for is below. If you’re like me and set up just the Google Analytics 4, select the bottom circle for “Universal Analytics property only”. If haven’t set this up before, choose the top bottom for creating both. After that, you’re set! Finish filling out your property information, grab the code, and plug it into HubPages.

Google Analytics Setup Step 3

Google Analytics #3

Google Analytics #3

Copying the Tracking ID

The placement for the tracking ID you've just received is in the "Earnings" section, Settings, Reporting Settings, and Configure. The photo below is where you want to be for the tracking ID. And there you have it, all done!

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Setting Up Google Analytics

Google Analytics Sign-up

Google Analytics Sign-up

Final Thoughts

Finally, if these screenshots are difficult to follow, I understand. Tom with Elevate Digital does a splendid job explaining this set up. No, I’m not affiliated or supported by them, I simply provided the link for this article.

I hope this provides a little excitement for the continuing search for a little treasure from our common efforts. Maybe it’ll just be the satisfaction in knowing that people around the world are reading what you wrote. Now, the guesswork is over.

Setting up Google Analytics with Elevate Digital

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2022 Mark Lewis

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