This is how you connect Google analytics to your micro.blog-site

@martinfeld asked me how I did it and I figure I could show everyone in a special post. First of all I am very happy I managed to do this, I am no coder or tech specialist but as a journalist I am pretty good at searching for information on the internet. I found most if what I needed here and here. My english isn’t perfect so you have to excuse if my choices of words seem a little awkward sometimes. Allrigh let’s get to it. I have put this down as explanatory as possible.

  1. Set up a new property in Google analytics for your micro.blog..

  2. Copy the tracking ID, looks like UA-XXXXXX-X and paste in notes or something so easily can find it again in a short while.

  3. Log in to micro.blog. Go to your footer (Posts → Design → Edit).

  4. Here comes the most important part. You need to copy one of the two bits of codes listed below and replace the UA-XXXXX-Y with your specific tracking ID (see number 2 above on this list). The first bit (box) of code is for them who has a lot of users/readers with older web browsers. Use the other if your primarily visitors use modern browsers to access your site. (I choosed the second one). So, copy one of the bits of codes in the Google page I point you to here, then replace the tracking ID and paste into your footer on micro.blog and save.

  5. That’s it. Check into your Google analytics account and you will be able to see how many visitors your site has, how much time they spend on your site each time and where they live and so on.