Need to add a website to Google Analytics? To do that, you must create a new Google Analytics property. If you have multiple websites or apps, then you can add them each as a property within the same Google Analytics account.
Google Analytics allows you to have up to 50 properties in a single account. In this article, we’ll walk you through how to add a website property in Google Analytics – both in Google Analytics 4 and Universal Analytics.
Understanding Account and Property in Google Analytics
Your Google Analytics profile consists of 2 different components. They are account and property.
Here’s a closer look at each of them:
- Account: The account is the highest level. You need a Google Analytics account first and foremost to set up a website or app.
- Property: A property can be a website or a mobile app. Your account can consist of up to 2,000 properties. So if you’re a business with a website and an app, you’d have a property for each of those within your business’s account.
Now let’s take a look at how to add a website and property to Google Analytics.
Add a Website/Property to Google Analytics in 4 Steps
Just follow these steps and you can add your website to Google Analytics in no time:
- Sign in and Choose an Account
- Set New Property Settings
- Enter Property Details
- Install Your Tracking Code
Step 1: Sign in and Choose an Account
First, log in to your Google Analytics account and select the website in which you’d like to add a new property.
Now click on Admin in the left taskbar.
Step 2: Set New Property Settings
In the Property column, click Create Property.
Now, you’ll have to enter the property details of your website. Start by entering a name, selecting a reporting time zone, and choosing your currency.
Step 3: Enter Property Details
Next, you’ll enter more information about your business. Enter your property name, then choose your time zone and currency. Click Next.
Fill in the rest of the business information, then scroll down and click Create.
You may see a popup at this point to accept the Google Analytics Terms of Service. Go ahead and check the checkbox and click I Accept.
Step 4: Install Your Tracking Code
If you’re using a website platform other than WordPress, please refer to instructions for installing Google Analytics.
To install Google Analytics tracking on your WordPress website, your best option is to use MonsterInsights.
MonsterInsights the best Google Analytics plugin for WordPress, as you don’t have to do coding to enter the tracking code or have to hire a developer to do the job.
You can start by downloading and installing the plugin for free. Just go to your WordPress admin area and navigate to Plugins » Add New. Next, search MonsterInsights in the search bar and click Install Now.
Once the plugin installs, click Activate.
Upon activating the plugin, you will be taken to MonsterInsights welcome screen. Click on Launch the Wizard! button.
Now select the category that describes your website and then click Save and Continue.
Next, you’ll have to connect MonsterInsights to your website. To do that, click Connect MonsterInsights button.
After that, choose your Google account. Make sure you select the account you used to create a new property in the first step.
Next, click Allow to give MonsterInsights access to your Google Account.
Now select your newly created property and click the Complete Connection button.
MonsterInsights will show you some recommended settings. For instance, you can select the file download tracking extensions, set up affiliate link tracking, and choose which user roles can see the reports.
As you scroll down, you’ll see more settings.
- Affiliate Link Tracking – It has 2 affiliate link paths added by default, and lets you add more affiliate link paths.
- Access to MonsterInsights Reports – You can choose who can see the MonsterInsights reports.
- Automatic Plugin Updates – You can enable or disable the option to install updates automatically.
- Show MonsterInsights Badge – Choose whether or not you want to show a MonsterInsights badge in your website’s footer. You’ll be able to access a few options for how this looks later.
Review and configure these recommended settings, and then click the ‘Save and Continue’ button at the end.
On the next screen, you’ll see options for even more tracking options, addons, and helpful plugins.
The first four items are:
- Standard Analytics & Reports – The standard MonsterInsights reports you’ll get in your WordPress dashboard.
- Enhanced Link Attribution – Can help you see where users are clicking on your site.
- All in One SEO Toolkit – The best WordPress SEO plugin that integrates with MonsterInsights
- Smart Form Builder by WPForms – The most popular WordPress form builder plugin
When you scroll down, you’ll find even more options:
- Privacy Compliance Addon – Helps Google Analytics become compliant for GDPR, CCPA, and more
- Advanced Reports – Get access to advanced reports inside MonsterInsights, such as search keywords, a real-time report, publishers and eCommerce reports, and more
- eCommerce Tracking – Instantly enable Enhanced eCommerce tracking
- 20+ Advanced Tracking – Even more advanced tracking, such as author tracking, form conversion tracking, scroll tracking, and more
- Advanced Growth Tools – Get access to our campaign URL builder, popular posts addon, and A/B testing integration.
After that, you’ll see a new screen with this message ‘Awesome, You’re All Set!’. It means the setup process is complete, and you’ve successfully installed Google Analytics in your WordPress site.
This screen also notifies you about when you can start seeing your website reports. Depending on the size of your website, it can take between a few hours to 24 hours.
Don’t forget to click on the ‘Finish Setup & Exit Wizard’ button.
That’s it! You’re all set.
It can take a few hours for Google Analytics to start collecting data and show it in the reports.
Besides setting up Google Analytics, MonsterInsights Pro offers lots of other benefits. It automatically sets up advanced tracking right out of the box. For example, it will set up affiliate link tracking, outbound link tracking, file download tracking, and much more.
And with the help of its addons, you can track your eCommerce store, make your site GDPR compliant, and track form conversions. Check out our detailed article on is MonsterInsights Pro worth it.
We hope this tutorial helped you to add a website to Google Analytics. You can also check our guide on how to add Google Analytics to WordPress without a plugin.
And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube for more helpful Google Analytics tips.
Thank you for explaining! It would have been impossible to do this task without your article and I am grateful.
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Thank you! This was a fantastic help. I had a Google Analytics account already, but did not understand the difference between account, property, and view. This how-to was so simple and make setup really easy. Wish I had started here!!
Thank you very much for this guide! This was a real headache for my website. I like the UA-reporting a lot better than the new reporting in Google Analytics. I would never have discovered the way to create the good, old UA-property without this guide. So thanks a lot!
Log into google Analytics – Checked
Select a website in which you’d like to add new property – Umm.. ok how? totally confused, article needs to be more detailed.
Hi Gera, thanks for the feedback! I’m sorry for the trouble here. If you haven’t resolved this yet, could you contact our Support team at the following links? They’d be happy to help!
If you have a MonsterInsights account please go to https://www.monsterinsights.com/my-account/support to submit a priority ticket.
If you are using MonsterInsights Lite please go to https://monsterinsights.com/lite-support to submit a ticket (MonsterInsights account not required).
OMG! I’ve been trying to link MonsterInsights with Google Analytics and thanks to this post I did it! Thank you so much for the information, it’s been really useful!
thank you so much! I was struggling all day trying to find out why my stream wasn’t working.
Thank you for this information. When will you support G4 data streams?
Hi Tom, glad you found the article useful!
We’ll be adding support for G4 data streams for our users once Google finishes rolling out the developer APIs needed, and also fix the bugs we’ve reported with the new v4 style accounts. When ready, we’ll be reaching out to users with a simple, seamless upgrade. 🙂
Hi, do you have an update on this? It’s been 6 months now
SEO LADY UK
Thanks for reaching out! Yes, Google has been slowly releasing the APIs we need. We’re excited to launch an update with GA4 support and will do so as soon as we can.
It’s not working anymore. Apparently Analytics removed the “View” tab.
Nevermind, it works if you create a new property.
This worked on AWS hosting – it just plain doesn’t work on Bluehost. I have re-authenticated several times. I have followed this set of instructions – as much as I could, since the program seems to skip over some of the screens you show. I have added three different streams that seem to go nowhere. I have deleted the plugin completely, re-downloaded, and re-installed. I have tried to connect with both of my email addresses. I have spent a total of AT LEAST 12 hours trying to get this to work over the last three months, and I still get “The API returned a 403 response with this message: The key or token used is invalid. Please authenticate/re-authenticate with MonsterInsights on the MonsterInsights settings panel.” EVERY TIME!!! I am so over trying to make this work….
We’re really sorry that you had to go through such trouble. Please drop us a line in support and we’d be happy to help you troubleshoot the issue.
Hi, thank you for this article. Somehow, I can see “Create account” and “Create Property” but There is no tab voor view. I can’t seem to setup or create a new view, how’s that possible?
The ‘Create View’ tab is available in the Universal Analytics Property. If you’re using Google Analytics 4, you’ll only see Create Account and Create Property tabs.
You can follow the steps given in this guide to set up a Universal Analytics Property. Let us know if you require further assistance 🙂
Increíble tu explicación, muchas gracias. Llevaba tiempo tratando de configurar Analytics y con este tutorial ha sido realmente sencillo. Ya estoy lista para empezar con mis métricas. Mil y mil gracias
Tahnk you for this article , iam using plugin monsterinsights.
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this tool is just horrible it doesn’t work for nothing I can’t link my account for nothing
Hi Luan, the support team can help you! Please reach out to our support team, so we can further investigate the issue you’re facing and help resolve it. 🙂
I have already created a property and there is no advanced section to turn on universal analytics. The advanced section is only there when you select the new property which I don’t want to do as I have already created one. Please help!
Hey Rachel! Yes, unfortunately you can’t change a property from GA4 to Universal. To connect with MonsterInsights, you’ll have to create a new property that’s Universal. Just make sure to keep the GA4 one (with all your data) and, as soon as MonsterInsights supports GA4 (soon!) you’ll be able to connect to your GA4 property. Does that make sense? Both of them will collect data for the time being. For more help, please reach out to our support team any time.
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