To check website traffic with Google Analytics, follow these steps:
- Sign in to your Google Analytics account. If you do not have an account, you can create one for free at analytics.google.com.
- Once logged in, you'll be taken to the "Home" screen. Here, you'll see a list of your websites (if you have multiple). Select the website you want to check the traffic for.
- After selecting the website, you'll be taken to the "Audience Overview" report by default. This report provides an overview of your website's traffic.
- In the left-hand sidebar, you'll find various sections with detailed reports. Explore these different sections to gain insights into your website's traffic, including sources, demographics, behavior, conversions, etc.
- "Acquisition" section: This shows the sources of your website traffic, such as organic search, direct traffic, referral traffic, social media, etc.
- "Behavior" section: This provides information about how users interact with your website and the content they engage with. It includes metrics like page views, bounce rate, average session duration, etc.
- "Conversion" section: This helps track conversions and goals on your website, such as sign-ups, purchases, form submissions, etc.
- You can also customize the date range for which you want to view the traffic data. You can choose from pre-defined date ranges or set a custom range.
- To get more specific insights, you can select different reports or segments within each report to further analyze your website traffic.
Google Analytics offers a wide range of features and reports to track and analyze your website traffic comprehensively. Spend some time exploring the different sections and reports to gain a deeper understanding of your audience and their behavior.