Wednesday, December 03, 2008

As promised here are the first steps for making sure that you website is ready for any future changes. We'll be including a ton of different things, like adding video, using social networking and more. We'll work on adding videos to make it as easy as possible for you.

The first step in doing anything right is we want to be able to track how well we're doing. After all if we don't track things then how will we know when we're doing better.

The best way I've found to track things (and we've used them all ) is by using Google Analytics. It is super easy to use and tracks all the things we'll want to track. After all if you think about it don't you think they would include everything they find valuable in ranking your site?

Here is a video that will lead you step by step thru the sign up process.

Next you'll want to make sure to add the code to all of your web pages. It's pretty simple to do that and they give good instructions on how to do that within the analytics site. The most important thing is that we want to make sure that the tracking is on all the pages.

Steps for this lesson.
1. Create a google analytics account.
2. Add the tracking code to all of the pages.

That's it - we'll talk next Weds and using analytics.

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