January 9, 2009

HOW TO: Set up your Google Analytics on Etsy and ArtFire

By now, most people have figured out that Etsy and ArtFire have added a Google Analytics feature for us sellers. If you haven't figured it out yet I've written a tutorial for you!

Step 1: Visit http://google.com/analytics and sign up for an account or log into your existing account.


Step 2: I already have a few accounts set up so it might be a little bit different for you. Click on "Add Website Profile". In the URL area and enter your Etsy or ArtFire address www.yourshop.etsy.com or www.yourshop.artfire.com, set your location, time and hit "finish". If they ask for your shop name type in www.yourshop.etsy.com or www.yourshop.artfire.com which ever is appropriate for the account you are setting up. (Do NOT include the http:// in the URL)

Step 3: When you are on the Tracking Code page just scroll to the bottom and hit finish you don't need this code.

Step 4: On the next page you will see a grey table with your website URL. Next to the URL should be a code that looks like UA-1234567-8 copy that code (Ctrl + C).


Step 5: For Etsy go here http://www.etsy.com/shop_analytics.php or your "Studio Stats" if you are on ArtFire and paste (Ctrl + V) the code in the designated area and save changes.

Step 6: Now you're finished setting up Google Analytics! If you look at the Overview page in Google Analytics you will see that there is a yellow symbol with an exclamation mark on it under the status column. When it turns into a green check mark then you can start viewing your stats. (It can take up to 24 hours for the stats counter to update).

55 comments:

June Shin said...

OMG, I didn't know Etsy set this up. Thanks for this! I'm so excited now.

ovejanegra said...

Great info!!! Just have finished setting it up... Thank you!!!!

MissButler said...

THANK YOU SO MUCH! That was such a clear how-to!

Kate said...

AWESOME! Thank you; I had no idea about this!

Delainie said...

Thank you so much! Very clear how-to, took about 5 seconds to set up!!

UberArt said...

Cool! Thanks so much for taking the time to figure this all out and share with us!

randi said...

Thank you so much for this step-by-step! I always need a walk-through when it comes to computer things!

Le Coccole said...

thanks for this tutorial! going to add it to my etsy shop :)

Jennifer said...

Thank you so much. I was sooooo confuzed.

-Sailor Figment

Prairie Primitives Folkart said...

I love Google Analytics! I've been using it on my web site for a couple years now. Haven't quite figured out what to *do* with the data, but it's fun seeing what countries visit my site and that sort of thing!

libu said...

it takes me 10 times longer to set up these types of things.. I feel so dense... your blog post really helped me get my etsy set up.. I had my blog set up but didnt understand how to completely set up the etsy...thanks so much!!!!!! Lisa

Two Happy Stampers said...

Thanks so much for the step-by-step! Worked wonderfully!

-Adriel

Kim said...

thank you for this, you are always such a sweet heart to everyone!

Riverbed said...

I could not have done this without you--thank you ever so much!

Anonymous said...

Unbelievable, I asked someone in the biz and she wanted to charge $ 35.

Thank You so much, your instructions were perfect.

I owe you a coffee! What city r u in?

handstrung.etsy.com

Linda said...

Thanks for sharing. I had already set mine up, but didn't consider blogging it.

Great idea.

Rebecca said...

Thank you so much for the clear instructions. I had no trouble at all.

Janine said...

Thank you so much! Your tutorial covered absolutely eveything I had question about. Tried to do it using Etsy's instructions and gave up in frustration. Went into the forums and found your post. Perfection!

Hugs,
Janine :)
JanineKingDesigns

Ecstasea said...

Bunches of thanks for the great tutorial!

Bambino Amore said...

Thank you so much for posting this!! It was VERY helpful!!

~ Kate ~

Bonnie Blandford said...

Thanks so much for doing something that will help tons of other people, myself included. I really appreciate it!

Bonnie

Noble Studios Ltd. said...

I have been trying to figure out how to do this for 3 weeks! Thanks to you it took me 3 minutes! I REALLY appreciate it! Violette

moosewinks said...

Thanks! I put a link on my blog to your tutorial. Very helpful!
I make jewelry.
www.moosewinks.blogspot.com

smilemonsters said...

Thanks so much. That was easy once I had a little help!

Jo :)

ElegantRose said...

Thanks so much for the help! That was pretty easy!

KatiesKreations said...

Thanks so much! I had set up google analytics for one of my shops but forgot about the other one. I did a search in ETSY forum and found your step by step tutorial. THANKS! :)

oriental banana said...

Thanks for sharing this valuable information with everyone!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much...was referred to this site and looks like it will be very helpful. Thanks again, Lynne

AnotherTimeAntiques said...

For Etsy: Can you comment on whether it's best to use our actual shop name in the url or the Etsy store number we are assigned? Does it make a difference?

Gr0glmann said...

Wow, great tutorial for an intimidating task! Thank you :)

-cufflinks.etsy.com
-gr0glmann.etsy.com

linziloop said...

Brilliant! Thank you so much, i had long ago set up my etsy account and easily figured all this out but my artfire one i had just set up today was proving to be a little bit more difficult - until i came here and all became clear! You're a lifesaver!

DaisyAcres said...

Thanks so much! Your tutorial made set up a snap for me!

Millie said...

You made it so easy. Thanks so much, I couldn't do it from the "official" instructions. I so appreciate your taking the time to do this.

Beck said...

Hey thanks for the great tutorial - i tried muddling through the one etsy linked in their email last week but they failed to mention you should use yourshop.etsy.com instead of just etsy.com. Thanks again!

MARY said...

very helpful. i had tried it a while ago and it didn't work.

thanks.

Meine Maria said...

Thanks for this tutorial! I didn't know etsy could link up with Google analytics.

Ivy said...

Thanks so much! This was so helpful!!!

Lauren said...

Thank you so much! I've been trying for days to get this all set up, and I was finally able to because of your help.

Artisan said...

Thank you so much for posting this. I had no idea of what the "Web property ID" was.

JuJuBeader said...
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JuJuBeader said...

Well, it's June 27th and I'm STILL not getting any data. All I see is the dreaded exclamation mark. Is there ANYONE who can help me?

Christine @ craftygeordi.blogspot.com said...

Thank you!! I just did this and will check back tomorrow to see my stats.