How to Easily Install Google Analytics Global Site Tag in WordPress

Did you know Google updated the tracking code system?

The global site tag aka gtag.js is a JavaScript tagging framework and API that allows you to send event data to Google Ads, Campaign Manager, Display & Video 360, Search Ads 360, and Google Analytics. (1)

I’m sure most bloggers use Google Analytics to analyze in-depth detail about the visitors to your website. It provides valuable insights that can help you to shape the success strategy of your business no matter how big your business is.

To use these types of Google products, users need to copy and paste the code on their website. Google upgraded that code to make it easier for users to manage their google products.

What does it mean?

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You don’t have to manage multiple tags for different products. You can send data to multiple Google products by adding just gtag.js code to your website. There’s no need to create additional accounts or manage configuration in a separate interface. How convenient!

Here are some more benefits of using the global site tag (2):

  • Faster and easier integration with other Google products
  • The global site tag makes website implementation easier by providing a unified tagging experience for Google Ads and Google Analytics users
  • More accurate conversion tracking

and more.

Cool, right? How we can use the new code?

You need to copy and paste the new code on your website unless you use MonsterInsights.

MonsterInsights is a plugin that allows you to easily add, customize, and manage Google Analytics on your WordPress site. This plugin has already made changes for all new users, so you don’t have to replace the code.

If you are thinking about install gtag.js on WordPress, install MonsterInsights is one of the easiest ways to do it.

In this post, you’ll learn how to install MonsterInsights to your WordPress site. It’s super easy.

First, log into your WordPress account

Log into your WordPress account.

Go to Plugins > Add New > Type “MonsterInsights” into search plugin > find plugin named Google Analytics Dashboard Plugin for WordPress by MonsterInsights (the purple mascot with a magnifying glass) > click “Install Now” > after that, click “Activate

Next, connect your Google Analytics account and MonsterInsights

After the plugin is activated, you’ll see a new menu item labeled “Insights” in your WordPress admin menu. Click it to bring the MonsterInsights setup wizard.

In the MonsterInsights setup wizard, you’ll be asked to choose a category for your website.

  • Business Website – for example, company website
  • Publisher – for example, blog
  • eCommerce – for example, online store

Select one of them and click the “‘Save and Continue” button.

On the next page, click on the “Connect MonsterInsights” button.

This will bring up a Google account login page. Once you login to Google account, you’ll be asked to allow MonsterInsights to access your Google Analytics account. Click on the “Allow” button to continue.

The final step is to select your website to track and then click “Complete Connection.

After that, you’ll be asked to select the recommended settings for your website. I selected the default settings because it would work for most websites.

That’s all! Now, your WordPress website is using gtag.js by default.

Wrapping Up

MonsterInsights is 100% no-risk double-guarantee WordPress plugin. If you don’t like MonsterInsights over the next 14 days, you’ll get a 100% refund without asking any questions. And also, MonsterInsights offer a free plan. The free plan has some limitations, but it still works great.

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Resources:

  1. gtag.js Developer Guide | Global site tag (gtag.js). (2019, April 15). Google Developers. https://developers.google.com/gtagjs?hl=en
  2. Google. (2021, February 25). About the global site tag – Search Ads 360 Help. Search Ads 360. https://support.google.com/searchads/answer/7550511?hl=en

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