Need help with google analytics

Discussion in 'Web Design and Hosting' started by moneyforgreene, Nov 9, 2007.

  1. moneyforgreene

    moneyforgreene New Member

    I am a complete newbie to the whole online thing and owning a website. Currently I have a free website on geocities. I wanted to add a stat counter of some sort and read good things about google analytic, so I signed up for it. It's supposed to be easy to add the code into my webpage, but since I didn't use html to do my page (and I don't know html really) I don't know where to put it. Google's instructions are a bit above my head, as though I actually know something about making a webpage. Anyway I used PageBuilder to make my page. The code is supposed to be pasted into the page before the tag. How would I know where that would be if I didn't do the page in html. Any suggestions??

    Thanks!
     
  2. pcwork

    pcwork New Member

    You can save your page on your hard disk , use an HTML editor to edit the file
     
  3. Vishal P. Rao

    Vishal P. Rao Administrator Staff Member

  4. Homeboy

    Homeboy New Member

    There's really no need to be scared of HTML. Look, just do this. Right-click on your main page (usually index.html), and select "Open With..." Then from the list, choose Notepad or Wordpad. This will open your web page, showing you the HTML code.

    The tag is right at the very bottom of the page. Trust me on this. Just scroll down to the bottom and you will see it. Then paste your Google Analytics code before that tag. Then save the file and upload/ftp to your web server as usual. Easy peasy.

    Hope this helps. [​IMG]
     
  5. cherie27

    cherie27 New Member

    Homeboy: There's really no need to be scared of HTML. Look, just do this. Right-click on your main page (usually index.html), and select "Open With..." Then from the list, choose Notepad or Wordpad. This will open your web page, showing you the HTML code.

    The tag is right at the very bottom of the page. Trust me on this. Just scroll down to the bottom and you will see it. Then paste your Google Analytics code before that tag. Then save the file and upload/ftp to your web server as usual. Easy peasy.

    Hope this helps.

    You have provide a very straight forward steps for newbie who didn't know about HTML.

    Maybe moneyforgreene should learn some basic HTML code, it will be helpful for your own knowledge and apply some new things on your webpages.
     
  6. purple

    purple New Member

    I'm not sure how much you can play around with such things depending on the WYSIWYG editor geocities is using these days. I remember back in the late nineties it was fairly hard to add what you wanted but it may be better.

    I would second learning some basic HTML so that you can step away from such editors and then you can place HTML snippits wherever you'd like.
     
  7. kevink88

    kevink88 New Member

    Check the menu bar to see if there is a "Edit HTML" bottom. If yes, then click on it and the HTML page will apprear.
     
  8. VictoriaNTC

    VictoriaNTC Silver Member

    Hi moneyforgereene,

    I am not familiar with geocities..

    However, you may have an icon near the top where you add content, change fonts, etc... to switch back and forth between HTML or Text.
    Is that is the case, click the icon that changes your text to code, and paste this:
    In Google Analytics, you first need to add your URL for that particular site.
    Then you will be given a code to copy and paste into your site, basically the last thing before the body tag (end).

    If you have a feeder site which was made for you, than I guess follow the instructions above.
    I hope this helps!

    PM me if I can help...

    I know this first time this can be so confusing...the first time I ftp, I had problems..either I got images or a header..never both..so I scratched the site... and moved on..

    P.S. You can build three Weebly websites with blogs with many features..and use a sub-domain or purchased a domain right there...free hosting too - it could not be easier...unless Weebly did the research for you..haha

    Victoria
     

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