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Google Analytics is here!

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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):

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)

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

Dig The Earth November 12, 2009 - 7:55 pm

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

whoatemycrayons November 12, 2009 - 7:55 pm

Lovely. Nice one.

Woody the Wood Jeweller November 12, 2009 - 7:55 pm

Fantastic, great news and a welcome tool for all sellers

Woody

Nicky November 12, 2009 - 7:55 pm

Thank you.

Swirlyarts November 12, 2009 - 7:55 pm

Yay! Cool :)

Beady Pool November 12, 2009 - 7:55 pm

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

thishomemade November 12, 2009 - 7:55 pm

Great thanks very much.

Beady Pool November 12, 2009 - 7:55 pm

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 :(

PhatGrrl November 12, 2009 - 7:55 pm

Wonderful, thanks ever so much. :D

Top Floor Treasures November 12, 2009 - 7:55 pm

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!

spoonergregory November 12, 2009 - 7:55 pm

Fantastic! Thanks so much!

Glenn - steanpunkglass November 12, 2009 - 7:55 pm

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

Tara November 12, 2009 - 7:55 pm

Thank you this is great! :)

sjcreativeme November 12, 2009 - 7:55 pm

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

Angela - Hidden Cottage Cards November 12, 2009 - 7:55 pm

Excellent, thanks very much Folksy :-)

Angela

Rowan | KitschenSink November 12, 2009 - 7:55 pm

OMG omg OMG omg OMG omg OMG omg

Yesssss

Thank you!!!

Treaclezoo November 12, 2009 - 7:55 pm

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

alibalijewellery November 12, 2009 - 7:55 pm

Fantastic, will be great to use this for Folksy!

Rachel - Rose and Raven November 12, 2009 - 7:55 pm

Thank you for this Folksy!

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