What steps did you need to take to implement Google Analytics into your site?

To set up Google Analytics into my website, I firstly created an account and a property for my website at analytics.google.com (image 1). This property allows Google Analytics to collect data about my website. Once the property was created, I was then able to copy the tracking code script (image 2) into the header code using the theme options page (image 3), so that all pages of my website could be tracked.

Image 1: creating an account and property

Image 2: tracking code from Google Analytics

Image 3: copying the tracking code into my website header

Please note: screenshots above open in lightbox.

I also installed the free WordPress plugin Google Analytics Dashboard for WP so that I could see the Google Analytics data on the WordPress dashboard.