Setting up a new Google Analytics Account for UNLcms

Create Google Analytics Account

  1. Go to Google Analytics
  2. Click the Admin Gear icon on the bottom of the Google Analytics left navigation
  3. Click "+ Create Account"
  4. Enter or select the following:
    1. Enter "Account Name": mywebsite.unl.edu
    2. Enter "Website Name": mywebsite.unl.edu
    3. Select "Website URL": https:// then enter mywebsite.unl.edu
    4. Select "Industry Category": Jobs and Education
    5. Select "Reporting Time Zone": United States and Central Time
    6. Uncheck Data Sharing Settings except for "Technical support"
    7. Click "Get Tracking ID"
  5. Copy the Google Analytics tracking code ID to paste it into the UNLcms Google Analytics Module Settings

Create RAW View (unfiltered)

  1. In Google Analytics, while in the same account as above, click the Admin Gear icon on the bottom of the Google Analytics left navigation
  2. Under "View", select "All Web Site Data" in the dropdown and click "View Settings".
  3. Click "Copy view", enter "RAW" under "New view name" and click "Copy view"
Edit Default View settings (add filters and change name)
  1. Under "View", select "All Web Site Data" in the dropdown and click "View Settings"
  2. Change "All Web Site Data" to "mywebsite.unl.edu"
  3. Check the box next to "Exclude all hits from known bots and spiders" and click "Save"
  4. Click "Filters" on the left navigation
  5. Click "+ADD FILTER" and add a filter for WebAudit (see article Add Filter to Exclude Web Audit Traffic From Google Analytics)

Create TEST View (with default view filters)

  1. Under "View", select "mywebsite.unl.edu" in the dropdown and click "View Settings"
  2. Click "Copy view", enter "TEST" under "New view name" and click "Copy view"

Create Search Console Property

  1. Go to Search Console
  2. Click "ADD A PROPERTY"
  3. Enter the URL https://mywebsite.unl.edu and click "Add"
  4. With the recommended method selected, click "VERIFY" (make sure you are logged into the Google Analytics account)
  5. Do the same as above for the http:// version of the URL
  6. Go to the Google Analytics account for the site
  7. Click the Admin Gear icon on the bottom of the Google Analytics left navigation
  8. Under "Property" click "Property Settings"
  9. Under "Search Console" click "Adjust Search Console" and click "Add"
  10. Select the radio button next to the site URL (https:// version) and click save
  11. In Google Analytics, refresh the Search Console Settings page, under "Enabled views", uncheck RAW and TEST and click "Save"

Set up Google Analytics tracking in UNLcms

  1. In UNLcms, click "Modules" on the admin toolbar and search for "Google"
  2. Click to turn ON the Google Analytics module and click "Save configuration"
  3. Click "Configure" in the dropdown next to the module
  4. Paste the Google Analtyics tracking code ID in the Web Property ID field
  5. Click "Links and downloads" and uncheck "Track clicks on outbound links", "Track clicks on mailto links" and "Track clicks on downloads"
  6. Click "Save configuration"

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