WP Meta SEO: Google Analytics Integration

1. Activate analytics tracking

WP Meta SEO is fully integrated with Google Analytics. You can activate the tracking and display the Google Analytics data from the WordPress admin. 



First, you have to get Client ID and Secret to use the Google Analytics Report. Go to https://console.cloud.google.com/apis/dashboard and create a new project.




Then setup a project name - you can provide any name you want, but do not include spaces or accents.




Then wait few seconds for the project creation.




From the left navigation menu, click on “APIs & Services >> Credentials”




Click on “Create credentials” >> OAuth client ID; if asked, add a name to your OAuth consent screen.




Choose Desktop app and name for your OAuth client ID. Then click on Create button.




A pop-up window including Client ID and Client Secret will be appeared. Keep these for the next step.




Now, back to WP Meta SEO > Google Analytics, you can paste Client ID and Client Secret in the right fields. Remember to click on Save and Continue button.




Finally you need to select the Google Analytics property corresponding to your domain.




WP Meta SEO offers some additional tracking settings:

  • Tracking Settings
  • Basic Tracking
  • Events Tracking
  • Exclude Tracking




The basic tracking options




Tracking type: Classic Analytics and Universal Analytics.
Anonymize IPs while tracking: allow you to comply with some privacy protection laws available in different countries.
Enable demographics and interests reports: display remarketing, demographics and interests reports with Google Analytics. 

Events Tracking

This feature allows you to track downloads, mails, affiliates and outbound links. Depending on your needs, you can choose to include or exclude these actions from the bounce-rate calculations.
To track downloads, the plugin uses an extension list to properly distinguish files from regular links. You can use the Downloads Regex (a JavaScript regular expression) to add extra file extensions.




Exclude Tracking

This option is used to ignore traffic generated by certain logged-in users.




2. Get Google Analytics data

Congratulations! Google Analytics is now connected and you can get data from it.