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Google Analytics Addon

The Google Analytics Addon allows you to track your school’s visitors and their behavior on your school.

To use the Addon, you’ll need to have a Google Analytics account. If you don’t have one yet, you can sign up here.


In order to use the Google Analytics Addon, you’ll need to have an existing website that uses Google Analytics.

This is because Google requires that you verify ownership of your domain in order to track analytics on a site. Trek is a hosted service, so it’s not possible for you to do that specifically for your school on Trek.

The instructions below will show you how to use Google Analytics to track traffic for your school if you already have a Google Analytics enabled website.

Activating the Google Analytics Addon

To activate the Google Analytics Addon:

  1. Visit the Addons Page
  2. Locate the Google Analytics Addon
  3. Enter your GA tracking ID
  4. Click “Save code”


Finding Your Google Analytics Tracking ID

To find your GA tracking ID, log into Google Analytics. Then:

  1. Click “Admin” in the top navigation.
  2. Choose the desired account in the first column.
  3. Choose the desired property in the second column.
  4. Copy the Tracking ID next to the desired property.


Creating A Separate Google Analytics Property to Track Your School

Technically, you can use the tracking code from one GA Property across as many sites as you want, but it’s not typically recommended because all data will be aggregated under that property and it can make understanding your data complicated.

The solution to this problem is to create a separate Google Analytics Property with it’s own tracking code for your school only.

Follow this guide from Google to set up a new property (don’t worry, it’s pretty easy).

If you really do want to track your website and school traffic together, you might also want to set up “cross domain tracking” which will allow you to see sessions by the same person on both sites as the same session.

This guide from Google will show you how to set it up.

Updated on April 21, 2016

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