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MonsterInsights Documentation

Documentation, Reference Materials and Tutorials for MonsterInsights

How to Connect to Google Analytics

After you install MonsterInsights, you’ll need to connect your WordPress site with your Google Analytics account. MonsterInsights makes the process easy, with no coding required. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the process step by step.

Before starting, you’ll need to have a Google Analytics account and at least one property set up. For help getting started, you can read our guide on how to properly set up Google Analytics, or check out Google’s guide on how to set up a property.

Option 1: Authenticate Google Analytics With MonsterInsights

This is the recommended method, because it’s quick and easy.

To get started, click on Insights » Settings in your WordPress dashboard menu.

Now you can click the Authenticate with your Google account button to start the process.

Authenticate with Google Analytics and MonsterInsights

On the next screen that appears, select your profile.

MonsterInsights Authentication - Select Your Google Account

Next, you can click the Allow button to give MonsterInsights access to your Google Analytics data.

Next, select the website profile you want to Authenticate with MonsterInsights.Select the Website Profile you want to Authenticate with MonsterInsights

Then click the I’m not a robot option, and click Complete Authentication.

That’s it! You’re all set.

It can take up to 24 hours for the MonsterInsights dashboard to display your data.

Once it does, you can go to Insights » Dashboard to see how your site is doing.Overview Report MonsterInsights and Menu

Option 2: Manually Enter Your UA Code

Alternatively, you can manually enter your Google Analytics UA code if you’re having trouble automatically authenticating your account.

Note: With this option, you won’t be able to use the admin dashboards in MonsterInsights.

First you’ll need to find out what your UA code, also called your tracking ID, is.

You can find your site’s tracking ID (format: UA-000000-01) in Google Analytics. To get started, log in to your Google Analytics account and select your site’s profile.

click on google analytics view

Then, click on the Admin tab in the right menu bar.

click admin

Now you’ll see your tracking ID near the top of the page.

Your tracking ID is displayed, starting with UA

Now that you know your UA code, you can head to the Insights » Settings menu in your WordPress dashboard again.

Then, click the Click here to authenticate manually link.

Click here to Authenticate Google Analytics Manually

A new text field will appear below, where you should enter your UA code.

Click to Authenticate Google Analytics Manually

Then simply save the settings panel.