google analytics is one of the most popular and best analytics service. Google analytics offers so many advanced features, you can see all the stats about your website.
But if you are using WordPress, you don’t need to leave your WordPress dashboard to view your website stats, there are many free Google Analytics WordPress Plugins available, which allow you to view all the stats within your dashboard.
At justlearnWP, we are using JetPack stats and Google Analytics WD plugins.
Google Analytics is a free service, you can create a free Google Analytics account.
To view your website stats, you will have to add tracking code to your website. With these plugins, you can add tracking code without editing your theme files.
Free and Most Popular Google Analytics WordPress Plugins
This is the best free Google Analytics plugin for WordPress. After authenticating your Google Analytics account, you can check the traffic of any website associated with your Google Analytics account.
One of the best features is that you can quickly and easily switch between different website reports. It means you can not only view the stats of your current WordPress website but you can also view the stats of your other websites and blogs.
I am using this option to view stats of my static website, created with Jekyll and hosted at GitHub pages.
You can use Overview page to select any date range and check the traffic of websites registered on your Google Analytics account. This section displays Real Time, Audience, Visitors, Location and Browsers reports.
The outstanding features of this free plugin allow you to configure Google Analytics Filters with just a few easy steps.
It means you will be able to exclude certain IP address, country, region or city from tracking.
You can also set Goals based on Destinations, Durations and Pages/Screens per Session, using Goal Management function of the Google Analytics WD plugin.
They have also created many other plugins, Chec out their WordPress Plugins Bundle
With 1+ million installations, this is the most popular Google Analytics WordPress plugin. This plugin is created by Chris Christoff and Syed Balkhi with sponsorship from WPBeginner.
This is easy to install and use plugin, After installing this plugin, you need to authenticate your account and then you need to select your website you want to track.
It will display all the stats in your WordPress dashboard. You can also track outbound links & downloads on your website.
With 900,000+ active installations, this is one of the most popular plugin, compatible with the latest version of WordPress.
This free plugin can display Google Analytics reports in your WordPress Dashboard. You can easily add the latest Google Analytics tracking code in your pages.
In addition to a set of general Google Analytics reports, in-depth Page reports and in-depth Post reports allow further segmentation of your analytics data, providing performance details for each post or page from your website.
You can also see the real-time data such as number of visitors, acquisition channels and real-time traffic sources details.
Analytify is another free plugin, Which is great to view Google Analytics everywhere in WordPress (posts, pages and custom post types).
It presents the statistics in a beautiful way under the WordPress Posts/Pages at front-end, backend and in its own Dashboard.
After authentication, You will be able to view Google Analytics Dashboard inside your WordPress Dashboard within a minute.
Many additional add-ons are also available to receive your website analytics reports in email weekly and monthly, WooCommerce, Digital Downloads and campaign tracking.
With this plugin, you can also track 404 pages, just go to Analytify > Settings > Advanced and enable 404 Page not Found check box.
Google Analytics Reports
- Sessions, organic searches, page views, bounce rate analytics reports
- Locations, pages, referrers, keywords analytics reports
- Traffic channels, social networks, traffic mediums, search engines analytics reports
- Device categories, browsers, operating systems, screen resolutions, mobile brands analytics reports
User access control over analytics reports
This is a free Google API Based Google Analytics WordPress Plugin for Analytics implementation. With this plugin, you can see all the most important starts in WordPress Dashboards.
This free plugin also allows you to see Live, Post/Page and other Stats inside WordPress admin area. Many free plugins listed in this article does not allow you to view live stats.
You can view Sessions, Users, Bounce rate, Average time on site, Average pages, PAGEVIEWS, NEW/RETURNING Visitors and more.
This plugin was last updated almost two years ago, but it worked without any issue at justlearnwp.
If you don’t know how to get started with Google Analytics, You can read step by step Google Analytics tutorial.
There are so many other free and premium plugins available, if you are looking for advanced features and tracking, you can buy premium Google Analytics Plugins.