We’re back to more simple website building tips this week. You have probably noticed that just before your WebEden website appears, there’s a ‘loading bar’. This lets the eagle-eyed website visitor know that the website is on its way.
You can edit and modify the look of this loading bar. Watch the video tutorial to find out how.
Its a massive update to the edit environment, and future proofs our website building platform for when we add new features. If you’re not sure how to switch to the new control panel, watch the tutorial below.
After a couple of weeks with some fairly simple tutorials, we’re back doing a more advanced one this week.
If you’re a website builder, Google can give you whole bunch of weapons to help you build and maintain the best website possible. This includes the Google Verify tool that we’ve discussed in a previous post.
Google call these ‘Google WebMaster Tools’. Watch the tutorial to find out how to sign up:
Try signing up to Google Webmaster tools, and let us know what you find
Another basic tutorial this week, but a good one nontheless. Building a website can take lots of time, and often involves a lot of repetition. Here’s a great little shortcut to cut down your build time, and make adding identical items so much faster. Have a watch:
This is the third and final video tutorial in our basic guide to Google Analytics.
Up to this point we’ve shown you how easy it is to find out information about how many people are on your website, and what pages they’re look at. But there’s a problem. Because you are the person building your website, you’re also the person who visits it most. So lots of the statistics that you look at on Google analytics is actually yourself looking at your website.
Don’t worry though, there’s a really easy way to exclude yourself – or any other specific visitor – from your website data. All you need to do is set up a ‘filter’. What the video to find out how.
This week’s tutorial is a continuation of that guide. Here we show you how to segment your data so you only look at particular types of traffic to your website, be that search traffic, direct traffic or other types. We also show you how to export reports, and how to schedule reports too.
Are you getting to grips with Google analytics? Leave us a comment below.
When you are a website builder, its important to understand how people are using your website. You need to know how many people are on your website; which pages they’re looking at; where they’ve arrived from; and how long they stay. Understanding these will help you improve your website, and add more content that you know your visitors like.
All these questions can be answered by installing Google analytics on your website. Last week we showed you how to set up Google analytics on your website. This time around we’re going to take you through all the basics to help you navigate around the interface.
Hopefully by now you’ve built a website that you’re at least partially happy with. And if you’ve installed a site counter then you’ll at least know you’re getting some visitors. But where are those visitors coming from? Are they clicking through from another site, or are they coming from Google? And which pages are they looking at on your website? And how long are they staying there?
To answer these and many more questions you need to install Google analytics on your website. Google analytics is one of the best web analytics tools, and best of all its free. Here’s how to set it up on your WebEden website.
How did you get on? What have you found out about your visitors?
We’ve added more tutorials on this series on Google analytics:
This is where we start to open up the whole world of Google, to make sure that you are taking full advantage of all the services that the big G can bring you. Google is so much more than just a search engine. Its services including advertising, web analytics, mapping, email, spreadsheets… the list goes on. Google produces new products at a prolific rate, as we revealed in our Google the innovator series. And if you’re building a website, Google is there to help. The first step to gain access to all these great tools is to set up a Google account. Here’s how.