After posting your first blog you may be wondering if anyone is reading what you have to say? There are plenty of tracking methods available, but like many other products, Google has the most popular option.
Google Analytics has become the visitor tracking tool of choice.
Opening an Analytics account requires you to have a Google account, which you will have when you created a Gmail email alias.
In your blog admin page Go to “Appearance” then “Editor”.
Then in the right column select footer.php
In the footer.php editor, scroll down to the bottom until you see </body> .
Make a space above this and insert your analytics code.
Press the “Update File” button and you code should be uploaded.
Some WordPress themes (like StudioPress themes) have a section where you copy-and-paste the tracking code so you don’t have to fiddle around with footer.php files.
You have to make sure you put it in the correct footer file to ensure it won’t be visible on your home page.
To check if it’s working correctly you will need to login to your analytics account a few hours later and see if there is any activity.
Once your analytics are up and running you will then have to resist temptation of checking your stats every hour. You can if you want, but you will soon tire of this activity.