How To Track Website Traffic to Your WordPress Website

How To Track Website Traffic to Your WordPress Website

In my post, I show you how to track visitors to your WordPress website.

Use the free Statcounter plugin. Statcounter gives essential data about visitors and what they do on your website.

Data about where visitors come from, what pages they visit, how long they stay, and what links they click.

Let’s begin.

Step One – Create A Free Statcounter Account

Go to Statcounter.com. Click Try It For FREE! to start.

Statcounter

Statcounter offers free and paid options. You can use the free account to track visitors to your WordPress website.

The signup process has three steps.

In step one, add your details and accept their terms and conditions.

Statcounter signup page

Step two, enter details about your website.

Set the frequency of email reports about your website visitors.

Statcounter adding a project

Statcounter wants to add a visible stat counter to your website.

Disable this by selecting Invisible Tracking.

Click Add Project to create your project.

How to add a project in Statcounter

Step three, install the Statcounter plugin.

Insert code screen on statcounter

Step Two – Install The Statcounter Plugin

Go to your WordPress admin dashboard.

WordPress dashboard

Hover your mouse over Plugins and select Add New.

How in install a plugin on WordPress

Type Statcounter into the search box.

Statcounter plugin

Select Install Now. Once installed, click Activate.

Step Three -Enter Project Codes

Hover your mouse over Settings. Select Statcounter.

Statcounter option in WordPress settings

Enter the project ID and security code from your Statcounter account.

Click Update Options.

Step Four – Track Visitors To Your WordPress Website

Once completed, log into your account at Statcounter.com.

There are many data options on Statcounter. My favorite is Visitor Paths.

how do I know how many visitors visit my website?

Visitor Paths tells you where your visitor came from, how long they stayed, and what they did when on your website.

For more details about a visitor, click on the magnifying glass icon next to the flag.

how do I know how many visitors visit my website?

The visitor spent 1 minute and 2 seconds on a post about action cameras.

The blue exit link indicates this visitor exited by clicking on an Amazon affiliate link.

How To Verify Statcounter Installation

Click Project Config. Select Reinstall Code.

How do I know how many visitors visit my website?

Click Continue.

Reinstall Statcounter code

Ensure you have completed all the steps on the list.

Installation of Statcounter plugin

Finally, select Verify Installation.

After a short wait, you get this message.

Verify installation

What To Do If You Can’t Verify Installation

Statcounter does offer support to free accounts.

When you have a problem installing Statcounter, click on the support link.

How To Track Visitors To Your WordPress Website With Statcounter Video Tutorial

Conclusion

Statcounter is to install and use. You can track visitors to your WordPress website using Statcounter.

Find out where your visitor came from, how long they stayed, and what they did when on your website.

I hope you found my article informative. If you have questions, please leave them below.


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