Do you want to see your WordPress site stats and check the views for your WordPress posts and pages?
When you can see analytics on WordPress and know how your posts and pages are performing, you can optimize each of them to boost your site’s conversions. The best way to do that is with a Google Analytics dashboard for WordPress.
Google Analytics is a powerful tool you can use to track the performance of all your posts and pages, and you can easily set up a Google Analytics stats dashboard right inside your WordPress admin area.
In this article, we’ll show you how to find your WordPress site statistics, plus how to create an analytics dashboard for easy access.
Why Do You Need a WordPress Analytics Dashboard?
Google Analytics offers reports about how your posts and pages are performing, but it’s still really handy to have those numbers all right in a WordPress stats dashboard.
Here are a few reasons why it’s beneficial to have all the important data about your site in your dashboard:
- At times, website owners are so caught up in different tasks that they forget to log in to Analytics and check the stats of their posts and pages. But a WordPress stats dashboard helps you view the performance of your posts at a glance.
- You don’t have to spend hours going through multiple Google Analytics reports to find the right data. A stats dashboard brings useful information into one place, so you can make informed decisions that’ll grow your business.
- Save time by not having to switch between windows or tabs by viewing your page and post performance in your dashboard.
Now, let’s dive into how to check the statistics of your individual WordPress pages and posts.
How to See Your WordPress Stats
Just follow these steps, and you can see the statistics about your pages and posts in no time.
Step 1: Install the MonsterInsights WordPress Plugin
First, you’ll need to install MonsterInsights on your WordPress site. It’s the best Google Analytics WordPress plugin, as it helps you set up advanced tracking with a few clicks and automatically creates a stats dashboard (without coding).
MonsterInsights simplifies the entire process of installing the Google Analytics code in WordPress, as well as viewing your important website data, because you can see the highly comprehensive reports right inside your WordPress dashboard.
To get started, download MonsterInsights at the Plus level or above on your computer and install it in WordPress (or get started for free for a basic stats dashboard). Then, you’ll need to connect your Google Analytics account with your WordPress site. It takes just a few clicks!
If you need detailed instructions, here’s our step-by-step guide on how to set up Google Analytics in WordPress with MonsterInsights.
Once you’ve set up and connected with Google Analytics, you’ll have access to your stats dashboard:
Step 2: Install and Activate the Page Insights Addon
To allow you to track your individual WordPress posts and pages and see your insights right on the page, MonsterInsights comes with a Page Insights addon. It lets you view the stats for each of your WordPress blog posts and pages individually, directly in your dashboard.
You can install the addon by visiting the Insights » Addons page from your WordPress dashboard. Then navigate to Page Insights and click Install.
After it’s installed, wait for a few seconds and the addon will activate. You can see addon’s status change to Active.
That’s it! Now, you can see the stats for your individual WordPress posts and pages.
How to See Page and Post Views in WordPress
Once you’ve installed and activated the MonsterInsights Page Insights addon properly in WordPress, you can check views for each individual blog post and page in WordPress in several different spots.
In Page and Post Lists
To view the stats for your individual posts, you’ll need to visit Posts » All Posts from your dashboard. Similarly, you’ll need to go to Pages » All Pages to view the stats for your individual pages.
Now, you can see an Insights column added to your WordPress Posts/Pages list.
Click on the Insights icon next to a blog post or page to view the stats for the specific blog post or page.
You’ll see a popup window with stats for the individual blog post or page.
The Page Insights report allows you to quickly view the following important metrics:
- Entrances: The number of times users enter your website through a specific blog post or page.
- Page Views: The total number of views for the specific blog post or page.
- Time on Page: The average time users spend on a specific blog post or page.
- Total Users: The total number of users who’ve viewed that page or post.
On the Front End
With MonsterInsights Page Insights, you can also check the stats of your posts and pages on the front end of your site when you’re logged in to WordPress.
Make sure that you’re logged in to your WordPress website. Then visit any page or post on your website and simply click the Insights option in the admin bar.
This will open up the stats for the last 30 days for your post or page. You can view how many page views it got, the time on page people spend, its entrances, and total users.
In the Editor
The last spot where you can see your stats is within the sidebar on your page or post-editing screen. Just scroll down until you see the Show Page Insights button:
A box will then expand to show you your stats for that page or post.
Now that you can view the key stats for each individual blog post or page from your WordPress dashboard, you can easily identify which posts and pages are doing well and which need optimization.
Then, you can optimize the low-performing pages or posts to boost user engagement and conversions.
How to See Individual Post Views in Google Analytics
Alternatively, you can view stats for individual posts or pages from your Google Analytics account. This method may be best for users who are already intimately familiar with the Google Analytics platform.
First, you’ll need to log into your Google Analytics account. Then, go to Reports » Engagement » Pages and screens.
There, you’ll see the stats for your individual pages and posts. As with Page Insights reports, you can see the important metrics like pageviews, users, average engagement time, conversions, and more.
On the first page, you’ll see the top 10 pages and posts. To view more pages and posts, you can click the pagination arrows at the bottom.
Looking for a specific post or page? There’s a search option to look for a specific URL or set of pages that have the same word in their URL:
WordPress Site Stats & Views FAQ
How do I see views on my WordPress site?
To see WordPress page views, just install MonsterInsights and connect the plugin with Google Analytics. You’ll get a stats dashboard and page-by-page analytics.
How can I see how many views my website has?
To see total views, connect with Google Analytics. Then, check the Pages and screens report in Google Analytics, or the Pages report in MonsterInsights.
Do your own views count on WordPress?
Yes, visiting your own site will be counted by Google Analytics. However, if you install MonsterInsights, you can easily turn on the exclude from tracking feature for anyone logged into WordPress.
We hope this article helped you learn how to check stats for individual WordPress posts and pages with Google Analytics. You may also want to check out Your Ultimate Guide to MonsterInsights Dashboard Reports.
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