Setting Up Google Analytics in Volusion Winter '09 and V5
Last Updated: 11/17/2009
Integrating your Volusion online store with Google's Analytics service is a simple process that can give you access to a wealth of information tracking and statistical reports regarding your Volusion store - including incoming web traffic, visitor statistics and more. What's best about Google Analytics is that the service it totally free! You just need a Google account and, of course, a Volusion Winter '09 or V5 store.
First and foremost, you will need to create a Google Analytics account to take advantage of Google's statistics service with your Volusion store. Simply go to www.google.com/analytics/ to begin the registration process.
Part I - Creating a Google Analytics Account:
Next, you must take the Java Script code provided by Google and copy it into your Volusion store. Here's how:
Part II - Installing the Google Analytics Code:
Alternative Analytics Code:
For users who wish to have a more thorough integration with Google's analytics system, including additional information in your analytics reports, Volusion offers the following code as an alternative to the default analytics script provided by Google. This code is Volusion specific and is compatible with Volusion Winter '09 and V5 only.
Simply substitute Google's default analytics script with the selection of code below. Be sure to substitute the "UA-xxxxxxx-x" variable below with your Google Analytics account number.
Once this is done, your Volusion store is now integrated with your Google Analytics account. Please note that it will take some time before Google's system updates data obtained from your Volusion store but soon you will be able to receive detailed reports on your online store's web activity, visitors and more.