Installing Google Analytics – How to Install Google Analytics

Installing Google Analytics is extremely simple.

1- Create a Google account if you don’t already have one.

2-Visit the Google Analytics website, click the Sign Up Now button, and follow the easy sign up process

3-Copy paste the code you are given, just above the closing body tag on all of your webpages (meaning your template or master page if applicable), then click the Check Status button on your Analytics interface, so Google can verify that your site is running the Analytics script.


Choose New Tracking Code (ga.js)
Copy the "New Tracking Code (ga.js)"

Read moreInstalling Google Analytics – How to Install Google Analytics

SEO News & Chat – SEO Blog Sites, Forums, RSS Feeds and More

SEO Blogs
Matt Cutts
– The famed Google engineer’s own blog.
Search Engine News – A great way to keep up with the latest trends in the industry.
Search Engine Watch – a great sources of constantly updated articles
Site Pro News – An excellent free source of SEO articles.
SEO Chat – a large resource of SEO tools, news, and forums.
Google Webmaster Central – Official news on crawling and indexing sites for the Google Index.

SEO Chat Sources
SEO Chat Forums – Includes threads on specific search engines, PPC, link directories, and more.
Search Engine Forums – Includes threads on SEO, marketing/traffic building, hosting/maintaining sites, and more.
Digital Point Forums – Includes threads on specific search engines, marketing, business, design, and more.

Google Analytics – Save time with Regular Expressions

Using the Content section in Google Analytics

Google Analytics makes gathering data for individual pages rather simple. Simply click the Content link on the right navigation, then click Top Content. You’ll be treated to all of your site’s pages, in descending order of the traffic they receive.

Google Analytics Top Content
Google Analytics Top Content - Great for comparing your top page metrics

This is great if you simply want to know how your top pages are doing.
But what if you need to find specific pages, and these pages aren’t among the most visited pages? In the example above, there are 9,512 pages to sift through. Not many of us have that kind of time or patience.

Read moreGoogle Analytics – Save time with Regular Expressions

What SEO is and isn’t – SEO Explained

Search Engine Optimization, as defined by Wikipedia, is “the process of improving the volume and quality of traffic to a web site from search engines via “natural” (”organic” or “algorithmic”) search results for targeted keywords.” (Wiki 1). This is accomplished by optimizing your website to best take advantage of the weighting factors (namely the content on a page, as

Read moreWhat SEO is and isn’t – SEO Explained

SEO Links – SEO Software, Tools, and SEO Link Building

Google Search-Based Keyword Tool – Provides keyword ideas based on Google search queries, based on your website’s pages.

Google Tools

AdWords Keyword Tool – Use the Keyword Tool to get new keyword ideas.
Google Insight
– Compare search volume patterns across specific regions, categories, and time frames.
Google Sets – Automatically create sets of items from a few examples.
Google Trends – Compare search trends for multiple keywords.
Google Suggestion Tool
Google Site Submission – Submit your site (or a new page you just posted within your site) to Google.

Read moreSEO Links – SEO Software, Tools, and SEO Link Building