Google Analytics is an easy and effective tool to use for tracking access to your public account on archive-it.org. Typical audience statistics retrieved by Google Analytics include: number of sessions, users, average session duration, and pageviews, as well as detailed technical information about your users, such as which web browsers they use.
There are, however, a few important caveats to remember:
- Tracking is currently available at the account level only. We cannot yet support detailed tracking of access to specific collections, seeds, or pages, for instance.
- Our servers obfuscate IP information. This is done to protect our users' and visitors' privacy, and means that you will not be able to analyze your patrons' geographic locations.
Follow the directions provided below if you wish to add a Google Analytics tracking code to to you account. As soon as you do so, all access to your archives from that point on will be tracked and available by way of a customized Google Analytics account.
How to set up Google Analytics for your account
There are a few easy steps to connect your account with Google Analytics:
Log into a Google account
Create a Google Analytics account at http://www.google.com/analytics/ (if you already have a Google Analytics account, log into that account)
Go to the Admin section from the top navigation bar and create a property for your Archive-it account:
In the "Website URL" field, enter your partner organization page on archive-it.org. For example:
Copy your tracking ID from Google Analytics:
Access the Account Admin section of the web application (any administrator of your account has permission to do this) and paste your Google Analytics Tracking ID into the field under the "Page Statistics" heading:
Google Analytics is a tool offered directly by Google. Extensive documentation is available here: https://support.google.com/analytics/?hl=en.
Because we do not manage the Google Analytics service or interface, we at Archive-It can only provide support regarding connecting your Archive-It account to Google Analytics. Please refer to the Google Analytics documentation for all other questions regarding its interface and statistics.