How to Add Google Analytics Tracking to a WordPress Blog

I use Google Analytics to track the activity of my websites.  I just created this blog and wasn’t sure how to set it up with Analytics.  I did research and it is pretty darn easy.  I went to which had instructions.  I downloaded the plug in from here to my computer.  After virus scanning it, I extracted the files.  It was actually a folder with a bunch of files in it.  I then went to my host, GoDaddy, and uploaded the entire folder to the wordpress plugins folder (as described in the instructions on the web page).  Then, I went into Google Analytics and added my website,, to it.  Then, returning to my WordPress site,  I looked for the Plugin in ‘Plugins-Installed Plugins’ but the Google Analytics plug in wasn’t there.  I had to select ‘Plugins-Add New’, then Search for ‘Google Analytics’.  It brought back a list from which I selected the one that I had downloaded/uploaded earlier.  I selected it and installed/activated it.  It asked me for my tracking code.  I selected manual entry and had to enter the Tracking Id (not the code).  That was all it took and it seems to be working.  Adding Google Analytics to WordPress will let me track my blog activity along with the activity from my other websites.

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