Google Analytics is here!

One of the things we have been asked for most recently is Google Analytics for Folksy shops. So here it is…

To set it up just follow these instructions. Please note: It takes a day or so to start working.

How to monitor your Folksy shop using Google Analytics

  • Login to Google Analytics (or create an account if you don’t have one)
  • Click on ‘Add Website Profile’
  • On ‘Create New Website Profile’ page select ‘Add a profile for a new domain’ and type the address of your Folksy shop (eg www.folksy.com/shops/YOURSHOP) into the text box. Remember to leave out the http:// as this is already filled in.
  • Set the timezone to UK (optional)
  • Click Finish
  • On the next page note down the identifier in the script provided by Google (underlined in red here):

Google analytics screen

To activate the analytics on Folksy:

  • Login to Folksy and visit ‘Your Account’
  • Click ‘Edit appearance and settings’ under ‘Your Shop’
  • Add the identifier you noted down earlier in the ‘Google Analytics Identifier’ field (it will look something like UA-12345678-3)

Folksy  analytics screen

It can take up to 24 hours for analytics to start being displayed by Google Analytics. When the ‘Status’ column in Google Analytics shows a little green tick, your site is being monitored.

Enjoy your stats :)

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19 Comments

  • November 12, 2009

    Dig The Earth

    Fantastic! I’ve been waiting for this feature to be added. Thank you!

  • November 12, 2009

    whoatemycrayons

    Lovely. Nice one.

  • November 12, 2009

    Woody the Wood Jeweller

    Fantastic, great news and a welcome tool for all sellers

    Woody

  • November 12, 2009

    Nicky

    Thank you.

  • November 12, 2009

    Swirlyarts

    Yay! Cool :)

  • November 12, 2009

    Beady Pool

    For those of us still in the dark ages – what is google analytics – what does it do?
    More to the point…..how do I create an account without linking it to my own website (I don’t want to do this at the moment) or if i didn’t have my own website can I still sign up.
    I’ve been on the analytics sign up page and it’s not making much sense… thanks

  • November 12, 2009

    thishomemade

    Great thanks very much.

  • November 12, 2009

    Beady Pool

    Ok techno phobe back again…. I’ve worked it out :)
    For those who are new to analytics….
    Here is the website http://www.google.com/analytics/
    And for the thick like me – when you first ever log in use your http://www.folksy.com/shops/yourname as your website
    It may seem obvious but to me it didn’t :(

  • November 12, 2009

    PhatGrrl

    Wonderful, thanks ever so much. :D

  • November 12, 2009

    Top Floor Treasures

    This is brilliant news, thank you for implmenting it :) I was just saying to someone the other day I wish we had this on Folksy!

  • November 12, 2009

    spoonergregory

    Fantastic! Thanks so much!

  • November 12, 2009

    Glenn - steanpunkglass

    That’s fab news! Off to set it up straightaway!

  • November 12, 2009

    Tara

    Thank you this is great! :)

  • November 12, 2009

    sjcreativeme

    I have been using this for a while on my website, it’s nice to have the same facility here. Great

  • November 12, 2009

    Angela - Hidden Cottage Cards

    Excellent, thanks very much Folksy :-)

    Angela

  • November 12, 2009

    Rowan | KitschenSink

    OMG omg OMG omg OMG omg OMG omg

    Yesssss

    Thank you!!!

  • November 12, 2009

    Treaclezoo

    Thank you for this straightforward & clear tute. on how to get this running – much appreciated!

  • November 12, 2009

    alibalijewellery

    Fantastic, will be great to use this for Folksy!

  • November 12, 2009

    Rachel - Rose and Raven

    Thank you for this Folksy!